Simply Smarter Sequential Processing Software is a product of NACD's decades of experience, offering you the benefit of our proven methods in a simple, fun, easy-to-use format, with automatic record keeping built in. Like an exercise program to upgrade your brain's "RAM," Simply Smarter increases your auditory and visual sequential processing so that you will be able to receive, manipulate, and communicate information more quickly and efficiently.

You are about to make a great discovery...

You have a vast resource of intelligence that has always been present, but has not been accessible to you—until now. Simply Smarter provides you with the keys to unlock your innate intelligence by improving specific brain functions called "sequential processing" skills.

The more you use the Simply Smarter software, the more you will become just that—simply smarter. What does that mean?

You will be able to:

  • Expand short term and working memory
  • Learn faster
  • Remember more
  • Focus your attention for longer periods of time
  • Understand others better
  • Express yourself with more precision and clarity
  • Become more relaxed and free of anxiety
  • Make decisions more quickly
  • Solve complex problems
  • Multitask with ease
  • Be more creative

What It Can Do for You

Simply Smarter Sequential Processing Software unlocks your intelligence. Think of this program as a series of targeted workout sessions for your brain. Just as your body will respond to a regular, well-designed fitness program by gaining strength, endurance and agility, your brain will respond to the Simply Smarter program with faster, clearer thinking, better learning and problem solving, improved attention and concentration, and easier access to your innate intelligence. You're smarter than you think you are!

Improving your "mental fitness" results in many of the same benefits that physical fitness affords—higher tolerance for stress, better concentration, increased productivity, and more confidence in your abilities. Additionally, improving your sequential processing allows you to perceive your environment more fully and accurately, enhancing your performance at work and play.

You may be surprised to learn that building your brainpower will even enrich your interpersonal relationships. Increasing sequential processing has been shown to positively affect the ability to understand others. Your ability to organize and communicate your own thoughts will improve as well.

Simply Smarter represents the culmination of over thirty-five years of development. Under the guidance of Founder Robert J. Doman, Jr., the National Association for Child Development (NACD) has directed over 15 million hours of individual neurodevelopmental intervention. NACD's understanding of sequential processing and how to develop it has evolved over decades of work with tens of thousands of individuals from all over the world. The activities presented in Simply Smarter are, quite simply, what works. The visual and auditory exercises are specifically designed to produce as much change in as little time as possible. As a result, Simply Smarter offers you the most advanced, most efficient educational tool on the market to unlock your intelligence as well as protect your mental function from declining with age.

Improve Your Brain

How well you function is not a reflection of your innate intelligence but rather a reflection of your access to your innate intelligence—that is, your ability to connect with your innate intelligence and use it in your daily life. The goal of Simply Smarter is not just to exercise your brain but also to actually change your brain by growing new connections between your brain cells and expanding brain networks. There are many ways to exercise your brain, but not all brain exercises produce specific change. In all of NACD's exploration and innovation in the field of brain development, no other intervention has come close to producing the amount of change experienced when an individual increases his or her sequential processing. As Robert J. Doman, Jr., says, "When we increase sequential processing, we dramatically improve lives.

What is Sequential Processing?

How many distinct pieces of information can you hear or see, understand, hold in your mind, and use to carry out an action? For example, a two-year-old child should be able to follow a two-step direction (such as "touch your nose and your tummy") after hearing it only one time. A five-year-old should be able to follow a five-step direction. And, as an adult, you should be able to read or hear at least seven or more instructions and follow them correctly. But, no matter how many you can absorb and process currently, you can develop your brain so that it can process more, and doing so can have a profound impact on your quality of life.

People who learn, think and communicate very well are often able to process ten, twelve or more pieces of information at one time. Psychologists and educators call it sequential processing—the ability to receive, hold, process, and utilize information in an orderly way. Sequential processing is an aspect of short-term and working memory, which is essential to learning and to every mental process, including every level of conceptual thought and verbal communication. Better visual and auditory sequential processing enables us to take in more of what there is to see and hear. It determines how quickly and clearly we can grasp concepts with three, five, seven or more components. Sequential processing governs the complexity of our thought processes, which in turn determines how effectively we can express ourselves to others.

How well we think is largely a question of how many pieces of information we can take in and manipulate in our minds. There are two primary ways we take in information: one is by auditory input (hearing), and the other is by visual input (seeing). Once we take in the information, there are only two ways to manage or manipulate the information, or, if you will, to think about it. One way is to conceptualize the pieces of information, which means to think about them in words. The other way is to visualize—to think about the pieces of information in pictures. Since hearing and seeing are the two primary ways we take in information, and conceptualizing and visualizing are the two ways we manipulate and use information, it stands to reason that these four functions—hearing, seeing, conceptualizing, and visualizing—are vitally important. If you have a problem with one or more of these functions, then your ability to think, learn, and communicate will be affected. And, if you restore and develop these functions, you will enhance and improve your ability to think, learn, and communicate. The fact is you are smarter than you think you are.

Everyone possesses innate intelligence of vast potential. The access to that innate intelligence, however, is limited by the brain's ability to process information sequentially.

Help for Learning Challenges and Attention Deficit Disorders

NACD has found that the most common problem in individuals with learning challenges or attention deficit disorders is that of low sequential processing. Limited sequential processing is similar to not having enough RAM in your computer. Some things work just fine. Others work, but s-l-o-w-l-y, or more crudely. And certain things do not work at all.

When a computer has more RAM, it can store more information, and it operates more quickly. The same idea applies to creating more processing capacity in human short-term/working memory. The more pieces of information you can take in sequentially and manipulate in your mind, the more efficiently you can think, and the better able you are to store information in long-term memory.

Until recently, most psychologists believed that sequential processing capacity increased throughout the first seven to nine years of life and then stopped. Although some individuals displayed higher skill levels than others, psychologists assumed the capacities of an individual could not be expected to change much after the age of nine.

Over the last 25 years, however, NACD has taught over 30,000 children and adults to accelerate and expand their auditory and visual sequential processing, resulting in major gains in academic achievement, global mental function, and overall life success. The benefits of improving sequential processing proved to be so extraordinary that NACD formulated a software program to enable individuals everywhere to apply these life-changing techniques.

Simply Smarter Sequential Processing Software is a product of NACD's decades of experience, offering you the benefit of our proven methods in a simple, fun, easy-to-use format, with automatic record keeping built in. Like an exercise program to upgrade your brain's "RAM," Simply Smarter increases your auditory and visual sequential processing so that you will be able to receive, manipulate, and communicate information more quickly and efficiently. With greater access to your innate intelligence, you will simply be able to think better and faster. Developing your sequential processing will eliminate the need to use mental "tricks" such as mnemonics. Simply Smarter will help you understand how you visualize and conceptualize, and let you take control of developing these vital skills. Solutions to problems will come more easily to you, and processing multiple sources of information will be less confusing. As you increase your sequential processing, your stress level will decrease, and your confidence will soar.

Used regularly as directed, Simply Smarter will change your life for the better in just a few minutes a day. Use Simply Smarter to unlock the unlimited potential of your innate intelligence, and see for yourself—you are smarter than you think you are!

The Brain-Body Connection

As you work with Simply Smarter, observe how well you score on different days. You should discover that your processing skills on any given day reflect how well your brain and body are functioning. In fact, we know of no better way to get an overall reading on how well all of your systems are working than by checking your processing abilities on a daily basis.

There is a direct correlation between your neurology and your physiology. Your brain and mind affect your body, and your body affects your brain and mind. We may fool ourselves into believing that how we eat, sleep and exercise does not effect how well we learn, think and function, but they do. With daily use of Simply Smarter, you should start to see correlations between how well you are taking care of yourself and how well your brain is working. We are all different and experience various states of change at different times. Today, sleep could be a major factor for some of us but not a big deal for others. But, next week or next month, that picture could change. Likewise, our diets and particular foods or substances such as alcohol can have a major impact on how well we function. With Simply Smarter you should begin to find out how your lifestyle is affecting your capacity to think and learn.

If you are having a bad day or week on Simply Smarter, take a look at what is going on in your life. Are you sleeping well, eating healthy foods, exercising, and managing stress and relationships well? Learn about and become an expert on you. Simply Smarter can be a powerful tool for helping you discover how your lifestyle impacts you and what choices you can make to be the best you can be.

The Importance of Intensity

Intensity implies power, focus, strength, force, and magnitude. Through regular use of Simply Smarter, you can learn how to create and use intensity to your advantage.

Learning is a process by which we stimulate and change the brain. To stimulate the brain we must supply it with specific, appropriate input. The input must be given with sufficient frequency, intensity and duration. Of these three components, the most important by far is intensity. How well we learn, which is another way of saying how much we impact and change the brain, depends upon the intensity of the input.

When developmental evaluators at NACD evaluate how well an individual is learning, they rate the individual’s intensity level on a scale of one to ten. If the individual’s intensity level is at nine or ten, then learning occurs virtually instantaneously. If their intensity level is at seven or eight, learning takes place with low frequency, meaning the individual needs to see or hear the information a few times to change the brain. If their intensity level is at five to six, learning will occur but only with high frequency and longer duration of input. This means the information has to be repeated often over long periods of time. If their intensity level drops below five, learning occurs extremely slowly.

To maximize the benefits of Simply Smarter, it is important to keep your level of intensity as high as possible. We recommend that you do the activities for short periods of time because, in most situations, as you increase duration you decrease intensity. Take advantage of Simply Smarter’s Intensity Activity to raise your level of focus and increase your response to each activity.