Welcome to Equipping Minds.® Our primary mission is to work with children and adults to increase their cognitive abilities and decrease learning, emotional, and social challenges. We work individually with children and adults of all ages and abilities to reach their full potential through our onsite and online programs. This includes learners with autism, dyslexia, gifted, learning and memory challenges, ADHD, traumatic brain injury, Down syndrome, processing disorders, dementia, fetal alcohol syndrome, post-concussion syndrome, specific learning disability, executive functioning, and neurodevelopmental disorders. We see working memory, processing speed, attention, comprehension, executive functioning, critical thinking, visual-spatial reasoning, social skills, self-regulation, and communication skills increase to help them overcome learning, emotional, and social challenges by equipping their minds to reach the full potential God has for them. As Dr. Reuven Feuerstein has proven, “everyone-regardless of age, etiology or disability-has immeasurable ability to enhance their learning aptitude and heighten their intelligence.” The Feuerstein Method has helped hundreds of thousands of people improve their learning, thinking, and analyzing skills. Equipping Minds is based on Feuerstein’s theories of Structural Cognitive Modifiability and Mediated Learning.
This provides hope to those families where a student is frustrated in school or who have a neurodevelopment learning disorder and to adults who are seeing a decrease in their processing and memory. We are using the Feuerstein Method in conjunction with our Equipping Minds Cognitive Development Curriculum which also includes nutritional therapy, neurodevelopmental therapy, vision therapy, sound therapy, quantum reflex integration therapy, and vestibular therapy. Treating the whole person through a multi-disciplinary approach decreases symptoms and increases cognitive abilities which impact academics, relationships, communication, and life skills. Our cognitive development curriculum improves visual and auditory processing, working and long-term memory, attention, comprehension, communication, and critical thinking skills.
What are the right tools for cognitive training for children and adults to remember, connect, communicate?
This is a question we address daily at Equipping Minds. Many children and adults have tried tutoring, medication, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and vision therapy. However, they typically have done these in isolation and were only seen twice a week for 30-60 minutes. While there has been some improvement, we have seen that the combination or “cross training” the brain in many areas five-seven days a week for thirty to sixty minutes a day over three-six months allows the neuropathways to connect. We know that physical, cognitive, behavioral, and relational skills develop together rather than in isolation. Providing a more holistic approach to build challenge areas and enhance strengths increases confidence, social skills, self-regulation, communication skills, memory skills, comprehension, processing skills, and relational skills. Treating the whole person through a multidisciplinary approach will give the best results.
What are your services?
We provide daily individual online cognitive therapy with children and adults in other states and countries. We meet with local students in the central Kentucky area. We also provide ROSES: Recorded Online Sessions Equipping Students program for families who chose to work with their students with support from an Equipping Minds therapist.
Our methods are also available in a workbook and video training to implement yourself. Equipping Minds is being used in private, public, and home school settings, learning centers, clinical settings, adult living centers, and the workplace. You can implement yourself or work with one of our educational therapists from the privacy of your own home for a few weeks until you feel ready to implement yourself.
We also offer workshops and professional development for parents, schools, therapists, and organizations. These workshops are now available year-round through our ONLINE LEARNING COURSES. Each year we have our annual conference for parents who want to be equipped to use with their children and for professionals who want to be certified to use in their school, clinic, church, and other settings. Please contact Dr. Carol Brown with any questions.
Dr. Carol Brown Ed.D
Executive Director and Educational Specialist and Cognitive Developmental Therapist Dr. Carol Brown has over 38 years of experience as a principal, teacher, cognitive-developmental therapist, social worker, reading and learning specialist, speaker, special needs...
Educational Specialist For over 35 years, Kyle has worked with students as a recreational and cognitive therapist, children’s home administrator, youth and family pastor, and teacher. He received a Master of Divinity from Covenant Seminary, an M.A. Education from...
Ashley is a graduate of Boyce College of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY and holds a Bachelor of Science in Humanities. She has been training in the Equipping Minds cognitive development program since 2010.
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. His...
Mandi has earned a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and a Masters degree in Wind Band Pedagogy, both from the University of Louisville. She has several years of experience of teaching music to students of all ages. She has been married to Clayton Brown for 4 years...
Nolen brings a unique perspective to his role as an educational specialist. As the oldest of Carol and Kyle's children, he has seen his parent's passion for working with children and adult's with learning challenges and the success Clayton found by doing Equipping...
MacKenzie earned her Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology in August 2006 from Seattle University. She was employed as a school psychologist in the public schools for over 10 years working primarily with early childhood and elementary students in Seattle...
Beth earned her Master of Science degree in Speech and Communication Disorders in December 1988 from the University of Kentucky. She was employed as a speech-language pathologist in the public schools for over 11 years working primarily with early childhood and...