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One thing that’s always needed in our educational development is to read, comprehend details, and have the ability to recall the information later. Dr. Jan Bedell, a neuro-educational /developmental specialist has long seen the carnage that occurs when a child can’t read. It’s like the whole train (educationally) runs off the track. One determining factor is that typically everyone, including the child, is unhappy with the circumstances.
In order to assist bringing the train back on the tracks, Dr. Jan has created a reading program that deals with many of the root causes of reading disorders.
Detailed Reading Comprehension works on developing and improving the following:
1) Understanding that word combinations have very precise meanings
2) Attention to detail
3) Discrimination skills
4) Knowledge of positional words ( under, over, in, above, below, etc.)
5) Recognizing punctuation symbols (question mark, comma, exclamation mark, period, etc.)
6) Processing skills
7) Short-term memory skills
For more details of all the things included (and there’s a bunch) go here. Help your child become more neurologically efficient, while they’re learning how fantastic it is to understand what they read, remembering the details, and being able to recall the information later! Besides, it’s fun!
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READING DIFFICULTY BLOCKS EFFECTIVE LEARNING
Reading was one of the most difficult things for my son. He was smart, but problems with letter reversal, eye tracking, and phonics stopped him from reaching his highest potential until we implemented a neuro-educational / developmental program. When the developmental gaps were closed with corrective measures from specific brain training activities, he developed faster, accurate and better organized abilities. He literally took off like a rocket academically! If you want to hear more about him and our journey, go here.
HELPING PARENTS TO TURN THE CORNER
Little Giant Steps, (LGS) a neuro-educational /developmental consulting group, has over twenty years experience in helping parents become the agent-of-change for their children academically. Dr. Jan Bedell, PhD, M.ND., has developed neuro-developmental programs that you can do at home, through brain training (which are mostly fun, of short durations, and done twice a day). We are committed to make parents the experts in this evolution of their child’s overcoming learning difficulties, issues/disabilities, or inefficient memory and recall of information. See this information to better understand why your child is showing these challenging symptoms and how to correct them.
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RAPID RECALL SYSTEM
This proven math-facts program was designed to not only embed the math basics in the brain, but the neuro-developmental design creates or repairs neuro-connections that result in permanent recall, accuracy, and speed. Best of all, the children, regardless of whether they’re gifted, typical or challenged discover this program is fun, it’s worked at their pace, and most of all the self-confidence and assurance from their success creates a love of their ability to succeed!
To provide scientific proof of the effectiveness of this program a double blind study was conducted utilizing Rapid Recall System in four first grade classes in a public elementary school. Here’s what the teacher had to say about the program: “After 18 years of teaching, I finally found a math facts system that works! Even my lower level students flourished. The Rapid Recall System was so easy to use-and it only took seven minutes a day! At the end of the year the test scores proved that the students had retained their math facts. This is a fantastic product!” – Tanda Trussell West Texas Elementary, Stinnett, Texas
Friday, November 27th through Monday November 30th all Rapid Recall Systems are discounted 25%. Put it on your calendar. Take advantage of the savings. To purchase click on this link.
Auditory Processing (the ability to hear sequences of numbers or words and then recall each item in the order that it was given) affects us globally where learning is concerned. Working with your child to improve their short-term memory can make a vast difference in how easily they can learn in school, follow directions, recall information from one day to the next, and many other advantages. The good news: it will take a whole two minutes twice a day to bring them up to speed! You can even play “listening and responding games while traveling in the car”!
Currently, we are offering a special e-book that will teach you how to test your child, so you will know at what level they’re functioning. Then, this little book will train you, the parent or teacher, how to work with the child to help them reach their full God-given potential. Go here to get this life-changing free gift written by Dr. Jan Bedell, PhD, M.ND.
A child should be able to process (hold information in short-term memory) the same number of digits or words as their age. For instance, a 1-year-old can hold 1 piece of information. A 2 year-old – 2 pieces of information (example: ask the two year-old to say “Hi” and “Wave bye-bye”. Typically they can do this. A 3 yr.-old – 3 pieces, and so on up to age 7. Ages 7 to adults should easily be able to recall (in the same order that was given) 7 pieces of information. We see more children every year at age 7 – 8 processing on the level of a 5 year-old. The better the processing ability, the more easily they will succeed in school. For instance, if you want your teenager to have retention of college level information they need to be able to process 8 – 9 pieces of information. Accelerated abilities to capture and recall information would be considered recall of 10 to 12 items in sequence. One note that is true across the board, a child cannot work successfully with phonics until they can process at least 5 pieces of information.
THE PROBLEM TODAY IS OF EPIDEMIC PROPORTION
Because we have become such a visual society, more and more educators are telling us, as well as parents, that their children just aren’t remembering things! Typically we see these recall problems showing up at age 6-8 years of age. When you have a child with low auditory processing skills, they struggle with learning, their behavior is immature, and the daily difficulty with frustration and failure can make for rebelliousness and a difficult child with which to work.
The “fix” for this situation is not difficult, but it does require some time and consistent attention to doing activities that result in bringing the ild’s auditory processing abilities up to the appropriate age and grade level. Look for these products on our store, on Black Friday through Cyber Monday [Nov. 27th - 30th]. Big discounts will be waiting!
LEARNING MADE TO COUNT DAILY
In 1992, Jan started a journey that transitioned her from a former school teacher, to a desperate home school mom of a struggling learner into a master neurodevelopmentalist. She witnessed her daughter with a 40 IQ learn how to read and do math on a 4th and 5th grade level! She knew this was her calling to bring hope and healing to those parents experiencing learning struggles within their home. You see, regardless of age, IQ, or label, brain training can change ability and function!
With her new knowledge of how to optimize brain function, coupled with her previous experience as a public, private and home school teacher, she understood there was more to education than just technique and curriculum. She found hope for her daughter through The Neurodevelopmental Approach that ensures the brain is ready for learning and has been sharing the good news with all who would listen for over two decades. Today, Jan’s passion is teaching parents how to stimulate young brains earning her the title, Brain Coach. Through the years her work has helped children, teens and adults discover their true God-given potential without labels. That work has been life-changing for all those who have applied her brain building principals, making life and learning easier for thousands.
If you are anything like Jan, you want more than encouragement. You want answers, direction and a clear path for results for your child no matter what the extent of his/her challenges. Hear and read stories of struggles to victory and how your role as parents is key to your child’s success. Don’t give into the fear of limitation that often comes with a label. Come build your awareness of God’s faithfulness in every area of life at Little Giant Steps.
Little Giant Steps has helped thousands of families turn struggle and failure into success and achievement in learning. So, why don’t more people know about our techniques and are applying them throughout our society? Mainly because it is not a medical model, nor a strict educational model. Technically it is in the research of the neuro-scientific community and physical therapy where the developmental/movement techniques were discovered and validated. Every year education and the area of neuroscience find more compatibility, but specific programs have been being developed from a small group of professionals who have taken what was known to be true and developed them into deliverable corrective measures that have been successful for improving brain organization, processing abilities, and academic achievement. It is in the realm of development, an area that is taken for granted to just “be” there. Unfortunately, it has to be developed before the function will “be” there. We have children who’ve been raised without the opportunity to pass through each vital step of development due to societal practices that don’t allow our little developing children the opportunity to be stimulated by being on their tummies most of their waking hours so their sensory system which maps the brain, and creates neuro-connections between the brain and body are developed and functional. The goal of early development is to achieve neuro-efficiency, so the brain and body work in concert to provide speed and accuracy of thought and action.
Research has proven that specific stimulation can change the brain. The Little Giant Steps Neuro-Education /Developmental Programs work in improving the academic abilities, lower level brain organization, comprehension and many cognitive functional areas based on this research reported from excepts of this article published in Time Magazine.
HOW THE BRAIN REWIRES ITSELF by Sharon Begley.
Not only can the brain learn new tricks, but it can also change its structure and function–even in old age.
It was a fairly modest experiment, as these things go, with volunteers trooping into the lab at Harvard Medical School to learn and practice a little five-finger piano exercise. Neuroscientist Alvaro Pascual-Leone instructed the members of one group to play as fluidly as they could, trying to keep to the metronome’s 60 beats per minute. Every day for five days, the volunteers practiced for two hours. Then they took a test.
At the end of each day’s practice session, they sat beneath a coil of wire that sent a brief magnetic pulse into the motor cortex of their brain, located in a strip running from the crown of the head toward each ear. The so-called transcranial-magnetic-stimulation (TMS) test allows scientists to infer the function of neurons just beneath the coil. In the piano players, the TMS mapped how much of the motor cortex controlled the finger movements needed for the piano exercise. What the scientists found was that after a week of practice, the stretch of motor cortex devoted to these finger movements took over surrounding areas like dandelions on a suburban lawn.
The finding was in line with a growing number of discoveries at the time showing that greater use of a particular muscle causes the brain to devote more cortical real estate to it. But Pascual-Leone did not stop there. He extended the experiment by having another group of volunteers merely think about practicing the piano exercise. They played the simple piece of music in their head, holding their hands still while imagining how they would move their fingers. Then they too sat beneath the TMS coil.
When the scientists compared the TMS data on the two groups–those who actually tickled the ivories and those who only imagined doing so–they glimpsed a revolutionary idea about the brain: the ability of mere thought to alter the physical structure and function of our gray matter. For what the TMS revealed was that the region of motor cortex that controls the piano-playing fingers also expanded in the brains of volunteers who imagined playing the music–just as it had in those who actually played it.
“Mental practice resulted in a similar reorganization” of the brain, Pascual-Leone later wrote. If his results hold for other forms of movement (and there is no reason to think they don’t), then mentally practicing a golf swing or a forward pass or a swimming turn could lead to mastery with less physical practice. Even more profound, the discovery showed that mental training had the power to change the physical structure of the brain.
The doctrine of the unchanging human brain has had profound ramifications. For one thing, it lowered expectations about the value of rehabilitation for adults who had suffered brain damage from a stroke or about the possibility of fixing the pathological wiring that underlies psychiatric diseases. And it implied that other brain-based fixities, such as the happiness set point that, according to a growing body of research, a person returns to after the deepest tragedy or the greatest joy, are nearly unalterable.
But research in the past few years has overthrown the dogma. In its place has come the realization that the adult brain retains impressive powers of “neuroplasticity”–the ability to change its structure and function in response to experience. These aren’t minor tweaks either. Something as basic as the function of the visual or auditory cortex can change as a result of a person’s experience of becoming deaf or blind at a young age. Even when the brain suffers a trauma late in life, it can rezone itself like a city in a frenzy of urban renewal. If a stroke knocks out, say, the neighborhood of motor cortex that moves the right arm, a new technique called constraint-induced movement therapy can coax next-door regions to take over the function of the damaged area. The brain can be rewired.
The first discoveries of neuroplasticity came from studies of how changes in the messages the brain receives through the senses can alter its structure and function. When no transmissions arrive from the eyes in someone who has been blind from a young age, for instance, the visual cortex can learn to hear or feel or even support verbal memory. When signals from the skin or muscles bombard the motor cortex or the somatosensory cortex (which processes touch), the brain expands the area that is wired to move, say, the fingers. In this sense, the very structure of our brain–the relative size of different regions, the strength of connections between them, even their functions–reflects the lives we have led. Like sand on a beach, the brain bears the footprints of the decisions we have made, the skills we have learned, the actions we have taken.
As Dr. Jan Bedell, PhD., founder of Little Giant Steps, has said for over twenty years, “ “What the future holds is not predetermined or preset ~ what the future holds is based on specific opportunities presented to the child or individual. When something different is done for the child’s or individual’s brain development, the results can be entirely different – irrespective of their age or IQ.”
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