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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. We see working memory, processing speed, attention, comprehension, critical thinking, 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, 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 an hour a day over three-four 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, communication skills, memory skills, comprehension, processing skills, and relational skills. Treating the whole person through a multidisciplinary approach will give the best results.

We provide daily online cognitive therapy  with children and adults in other states and countries.We meet with local students in the central Kentucky area. We have educational specialist in Frankfort, Lexington, Louisville, and Elizabethtown, Kentucky and Colorado.

Equipping Minds is designed for those who want to implement this program into their school, private practice, learning center, workplace, adult living center, or home. You can implement yourself or work with one of our educational therapists from the privacy of your own home. Our methods are  available in a workbook and DVD  to implement yourself. We offer workshops to educators, parents and corporations to equip them to implement this cognitive development curriculum in their own learning centers, schools, and homes. Please contact Dr. Carol Brown with any questions.

  • Dr. Carol Brown

    Executive Director and Educational Specialist
    : 859-613-2290: cbrown@equippingminds.com
    Dr. Carol Brown has over 35 years of experience as a principal, teacher, cognitive developmental therapist, social worker, reading and learning specialist, speaker, HSLDA special needs consultant, and mother.  Carol has completed her Doctor of Education (Ed.D) from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She received her M.A. in Social Services from Southwestern Seminary and B.A. […]
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  • Kyle Brown

    Educational Specialist
    : 859-613-2306: kbrown@equippingminds.com
    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, a M.A. Education from Southwestern Seminary, and a B.S. Education: Recreation Administration from Auburn University. He is a certified teacher and ordained […]
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  • Clayton Brown

    Educational Specialist
    : clayton@equippingminds.com
    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 is available to work with students in the Louisville area and will continue to work with children and adults online. He has completed the training personally and has been […]
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  • Ashley McCarty

    Educational Specialist
    : 859-613-2290: ashley@equippingminds.com
    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.
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  • Nolen Brown

    Educational Specialist
      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 for 26 years. Clayton describes Nolen as his “interpreter” when he was young and struggled with language.  In 2016, Nolen […]
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    • Beth Smith

      Educational Specialist
      : beth@equippingminds.com
      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 elementary students. She is a wife and mother of three adolescent boys and resides […]
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    • Rachael Reynolds Smith

      Educational Specialist
        Rachael is a graduate of Centre College and holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics. She resides in Louisville, KY with her husband, Edward Smith. Rachael joined Equipping Minds in 2014.
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      • MacKenzie Domilise

        Educational Specialist
          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 and Austin. MacKenzie and her husband currently reside in Kentucky. She completed her Equipping Minds […]
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        • Meredith McKinney

          Educational Specialist
            With 25 years experience, Meredith is a prolific educator in public, private and homeschool settings.  Her childhood as an army brat took her all over the world where she learned from varying teaching styles and classroom opportunities.  This love of learning fueled her baccalaureate studies in English and Secondary Education. She has held a teaching license […]
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          • Laura Guthrie

            Educational Specialist
              Laura Guthrie graduated from Bob Jones University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Studies Education.  As a teacher and homeschool mother she thrives on helping children learn! Living internationally brings unique challenges to educating children with and without special needs. Laura understands these challenges as she has lived and taught her children in […]
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