Integrating the cognitive and physiologic aspects of growth and healing so that physical and sensory issues can be addressed simultaneously with cognitive maturation using a combination of verbal and reflexive tools.” Dr. David Lindemann, guest presenter for Level 1 & 2. 

The 2019 Equipping Minds Conference will be held April 15-19, 2019

Buck Run Baptist Church

1950 Leestown Road 

Frankfort, KY 40601

Level 1 will be April 15-17 and Level 2 will be April 17-19.  Attendees may purchase in-person tickets or LiveStream tickets.  Conference Recordings on DVD’s or USB can also be purchased. NEW UPDATED MATERIALS  If you already have the 2018 workbook, please email Carol for a coupon code. 

The Equipping Minds Conference trains educators, therapists, parents, and other specialists in our multi-disciplinary approach, which increases anyone’s capacity to learn. You will be introduced to the theory of Structural Cognitive Modifiability, the role of neuro-developmental therapy, sound therapy, vestibular therapy, vision therapy, and cognitive developmental therapy. You will be provided with a proven set of exercises in these areas through a hands-on approach. This conference is designed for those who want to implement this program into their private practice, learning center, school or home.

Equipping Minds Conference Schedule

Monday April 15 8:00 am-5pm   Level 1 

  • 8:00 am  Dr.Carol Brown Research behind Equipping Minds holistic approach to cognitive development
  •  9:00 am Clayton Brown:  Understanding the Mind of the Struggling Learner
  • 10:00 am Dr. Carol Brown Equipping Minds Cognitive Development Curriculum Overview using 2018 edition 
  • 11:00 am Carol Brown: Assessing and Developing Cognitive Functions
  • 12:00 Lunch – Provided
  • 1:00- 5:00 pm  Carol Brown: Exercises to improve processing and working memory 

Tuesday April 16 8:00am-5pm   Level 1 

  • 8:00 am Kathy Johnson: Accessing and Integrating Primitive Reflexes
  • 10:00 am Carol Brown:  Exercises for the  Brown 9 N Back
  • 12:00 pm Lunch – Provided
  • 1:00 pm Carol Brown: Foundations for intelligent thinking with Aristotle’s Ten Categories
  • 2:00 pm Carol Brown: Classroom Connections to impact reading, math, writing, comprehension, spelling, history, and science
  • 4:00 pm Dr. David Martin The importance of mediated learning over computer programs to increase thinking and communication

Wednesday, April 17 8:00-5 pm   Level 1 & Level 2 Combined Day 

  • Shannon Ebbers Nutrition and Brain Development 
  • Dr. David Lindemann: Integrating the cognitive and physiologic aspects of growth and healing so that physical and sensory issues can be addressed simultaneously with cognitive maturation using a combination of verbal and reflexive tools.
  • Rafaele Joundry: Importance of the auditory system and how sound therapy can rehabilitate the ear and impact learning 
  • Ann Maura Hinton: Trauma-informed strategies 
  • Carol Brown: Integrating the Equipping Minds Cognitive Development Curriculum in the Classroom, Small Group, Learning Center, Workplace, Adult Living Center, Church, After-School Program and Home: Break out Sessions for Homeschoolers, educational therapists and classroom teachers and interventionists

*Level 1 Certification and Level 2 Certification in Equipping Minds Cognitive Development Curriculum for those who attend all three days and display competence in the implementation of the program. A certificate of attendance will be provided for all participants who attend all sessions for CEU and PD Credits.

Equipping Minds Conference Presenters

Carol Brown, Educational SpecialistDr. Carol Brown Ed.D  

Carol is the executive director of Equipping Minds Brain Development Center and the author of Equipping Minds Cognitive Development Curriculum used for students and adults across the US and in 40 countries. Carol is a special needs consultant for HSLDA. She has trained public, private and homeschool educators, Toyota, UK College of Medicine, KY Vocational Rehabilitation, psychologist, occupational therapist, speech and language therapist, and higher education institutions. She is trained in Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment, cognitive developmental therapy, primitive reflex therapy, vision therapy, sound therapy, vestibular therapy, and mediated learning. Carol earned an Ed.D from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, MA in Social Services from Southwestern Seminary, and BA in Rehabilitation Counseling from Marshall University. She is a contributing author in the Neuroscience and Christian Formation and Human Development: Equipping Minds with Cognitive Development. 

Dr.David Lindemann, MD  

David is the director of the Coalesco center. Following 8 years training and serving as a physician in the US Army at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Eisenhower Army Medical Center (as Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation), David left the military in 2017 to start Coalesco Project and pursue his dream of offering care and healing to individual clients, equipping and training professionals, and increasing awareness of both the possible and practical aspects of true healing.  His particular focus is on integrating the cognitive and physiologic aspects of growth and healing so that physical and sensory issues can be addressed simultaneously with cognitive maturation using a combination of verbal and reflexive tools.  He works primarily with clients whose physical or cognitive issues stem from abuse or neglect, as well as more general types of trauma.

Ann Maura Hinton

Equipping Minds Conference Registration

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Travel Arrangements


  • Lexington,KY LEX is the closest airport.
  • Louisville, KY SDF is 1 hour from Frankfort.
  • Cincinnati/Northern KY is 1.25 hours from Frankfort


Equipping Minds Conference Presenters

rafaeleRafaele Joudry MPsych   Rafaele Joudry is a world leader and educator on Sound Therapy and the discoveries of Dr Tomatis. Rafaele holds a Masters of Psychology specializing in Sound Therapy. Since founding Sound Therapy International in 1989 Rafaele has authored dozens of articles plus three best-selling books: Sound Therapy: Music to Recharge Your Brain,Triumph Over Tinnitus and Why Aren’t Learning?Her books describe the remarkable power of Sound Therapy to improve ear function and brain integration, resulting in beneficial results for numerous conditions.

kjohnsonKathy Johnson MS Ed Kathy earned her BS at Clarkson University in Management and Marketing, and received her MS Ed from State University of New York at Albany in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology. She is trained in Therapeutic Listening by Sheila Frick, Primitive Reflexes by Samuel A. Berne, Brain Gym 101, and  Irlen Screening. She is the creator of the Pyramid of Potential.




david martinDr. David Martin Ph.D. David earned a BA from Yale, Ed.D, and C.A.S. from Harvard, and a Ph.D. from Boston College. He holds the title of Professor/Dean Emeritus from Gallaudet University. He is a proponent of the Mediated Learning model used by the followers of psychologist Reuven Feuerstein. He has focused on the effects of critical thinking strategies on the learner, and he has investigated those effects with special populations in the USA and several other countries.

Shannon Ebbers will be presenting at Level 1 and Level 2.
You are what you eat, digest, and absorb. But what if one or more parts of that process aren’t functioning properly? And what does the food we eat have to do with how your brain functions? Diet can have a huge impact on one’s ability to learn, process, and store information, and is an integral part of a holistic approach to improved cognitive function. Shannon will discuss the implications of diet as it relates to children with special needs.


Faith BerensFaith Berens, HSLDA Special Needs Consultant
Homeschooling Children with Special Needs – An Individualized Educational Plan
In this breakout session, Faith will present the benefits of home education for children with special needs. Faith will also share tips and ideas for how to manage and incorporate EM therapy into your homeschool routine.


clayton brown, Equipping Minds Conference

Clayton Brown BS  Understanding the Mind of the Struggling Learner & Study Skills   Clayton earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biblical Counseling in December 2014 from Boyce College of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.  He has completed the training personally and has been working with Equipping Minds since 2010.


“I just want to say a big thank you for the wonderful conference! I started implementing some of new things I learned at 7:30 this morning with my first student! The seemingly infinite mutations of each exercise keep the program new and exciting. Was it you who said that our minds love variety? This is a huge difference between Equipping Minds and other programs. I always felt like a rebel! You have not only given us very powerful tools, but you have also given us the freedom and vision to keep pushing the envelop while we love and enjoy each student. Thank you, thank you for such inspiration! Also, thank you for your graciousness. I believe you connected with everyone there, spoke to each, always had a listening ear, and even gave extra time and attention to us when you were beyond exhausted. Thank you for sharing your God given gifts with us so freely!”

Most sincerely,