Adolescent reasoning and critical thinking skills across America have stagnated in recent decades.
Center for BrainHealth researchers are on a quest to solve the pervasive crisis in teen reasoning. BrainHealth Teen Reasoning Initiative research assesses and trains reasoning skills in middle school students. Higher-order thinking skills are trained through a unique program called Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training, or SMART.
SMART trains cognitive strategies that enhance and improve brain efficiency through organization, synthesis, abstraction, and interpretation of meaning. The SMART program teaches students how to learn rather than what to learn.