“Learning how to learn should be taught directly, explicitly, and systematically. ExQ believes that educating children should include gaining self-knowledge and teaching should facilitate learning how to learn.”
– SUCHETA KAMATH
“Teach every child in the world how they learn, show them how they think, and help them explore who they are as thinkers.”
– SUCHETA KAMATH
“ExQ is the only tool in the marketplace today that is directed to students and helps facilitate the student’s self-knowledge about their own learning.”
– SUCHETA KAMATH
Sucheta Kamath is the founder of ExQ, an online tool that is revolutionizing the learning space through gameplay and personalized cognitive meta training.
“Our quest is to introduce a new model of change. We are launching a new, hands-on, personalized mentoring process. We are introducing a new way of knowing how to learn, at any age, and any stage of life,”
shares Sucheta Kamath.
Advances in neuroscience and insights into the brain, behavior, and psychology hold the key to answering some of these important questions including, how do we unlock the deepest human potential in every child and how do we meet students where they are and take them where they wish to go. Sucheta Kamath is excited to share her infinite quest on effective ways of teaching learning how to learn skills.
Through the ExQ journey, learners will discover how every brain can be wired and trained to improve executive functioning for self and social optimization. Learning, while it takes many shapes and forms, is a self-guided, active pursuit of specific goals amongst the limitless opportunities. Effective teaching promises to foster the development of students who are curious by nature and are nurtured by challenge. However, neither all learners nor learning opportunities are created equal and many struggle with essential distinct mental abilities including focus, time management, goal-directedness, and self-awareness that disallows them from getting to their tasks and goals, circumventing the roadblocks in learning, and more broadly, preparing for their future.
“I teach people how to learn to think,
and how to think to learn.”
Sucheta Kamath, founder of ExQ, always wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. When she discovered the interconnectivity between language and cognition and the influence of neuroplasticity on brain-related disorders while working on her speech-language pathology degree and clinical fellowship, she knew this was how she could help.
Her revelation occurred when she met a 22-year-old woman who had a stroke during childbirth and developed Aphasia as a result, thereby losing her ability to communicate. The entire family showed up to the clinic with her and when Kamath started asking her questions, the family members would answer for the patient, not even giving her a chance to try to communicate. The concern for Kamath and staff was that if the patient did not attempt to answer, she would be unable to communicate with her baby. The woman’s mother-in-law told Kamath that the family could speak for her, so she did not need to re-learn how to speak for herself.
Kamath realized she could help those who were unable to communicate to become independent and find their voice.
She became a Speech-Language Pathologist and a Linguist with specialized training in Neurogenic Communication Disorders and is highly specialized in retraining those whose brains are sufficiently equipped with a keen intellectual ability, but have a diagnosed or unidentified Executive Dysfunction, which causes internal disorganization of thoughts, ideas, and implementation.
“People suffering from Executive Function Disorders are often viewed as lazy and underachieving, when they may just be misunderstood,” says Kamath. “I am here to represent the underdog, and to help them live up to their full potential.”
Coming to the United States from India as a young adult, Kamath knew what it felt like to be an outsider: to not understand the culture, the traditions, or even the slang. Learning how to adapt to her new world made her think differently, and this is exactly what she aims to teach her Executive Function patients. They must learn how to see the world around them differently and learn how to adapt and think differently so that they can then change their behavior.
Kamath who has traveled to more than 40 countries still loves to go new places. “To transcend is to travel. It changes how we see the world, and makes us engaged and powers up our observation skills”.
“Connecting action to intention is of the
utmost importance. Transcending is not
something you do because there is a need,
but something to be.”