Archive for July, 2010
Today I received a note from a girl who has struggled her whole life with severe dyslexia. Her ability to communicate, despite her inability to spell was amazing! There are so many bright, wonderful people in this world I wished we could reach and share with them. There are better answers to dyslexia than just learning coping and compensating strategies. It’s unfortunate so many educators have been indoctrinated into thinking there is no way out of this disability. I am here to tell you there is! Here are some of our test results.
View this video: A mom of a dyslexic 10 year old boy. You see, if you work at the root cause level of these disabilities, they can be remedied. Here’s another mom who worked with her son with a neurodevlopmental program over 30 years ago! You see…. “It’s In The Wiring”!
Little Giant Steps exploits the capability of the neuroplasticity of the brain to create, repair and develop new connections. If nothing is changed in the brain of the dyslexic person, then the function doesn’t change. But, if you do the activities we’ve been doing with clients for almost two decades; we see them walk away from the symptoms that define the dyslexia label. They walk away from the dysfunction. They discover what it’s like to have good input and good output. They discover what it’s like to be neurologically efficient. Their brain and body can communicate like never before, because there are newly formed neuro-pathways!
If you want to learn more on how to move beyond the dyslexia functional ability, then I suggest you order the Dyslexia Workshop by Jan Bedell, The Brain Coach. She has made this wonderful educational presentation available from some of her professional workshops done this spring. This one is a “how to” workshop. She’s priced it at $14.97! What a bargain for something that can make a difference for the rest of a person’s life! It’s never too late! The neuroplasticity of the brain is there to be worked with at any age! YOU and this wonder girl I heard from today can get started today in making a difference for the rest of ones life!
Three and one half years ago, our youngest daughter, Joanna, was struggling socially, academically, and relationally. After 14 months on Little Giant Steps program she had improved in all academic areas; 2 grade levels math and more than 5 grade levels in Word Recognition and Reading Comprehension. The LGS Neuro-Educational Program has helped to fine-tune her brain for rapid decision making needed for her hobby – scuba diving and underwater rescue, as well.
She now has been off the LGS Neuro-Educational Program for two years, and last week we had her evaluated again. During these past 2 years she has gained more than 3 and ½ grade levels in math and maxed out reading comprehension. Joanna is rapidly finishing high school with the most dramatic improvement in math. Her brain is still sharp!
This year, in the 5th grade, we have seen steady progress. Our son can now stay on task for hours a time and can remember much better what he has learned. He has not been to the principal’s office once! There have been some upsets during recess, but they are much milder and less frequent than before. He is carrying an E (for excellent) in conduct and all of the staff at school remarks about the change.
Sunday School and Children’s Church workers all have noticed the difference in his behavior. Even some of his classmates come up to his mother and tell her how much different our son is this year. We are not finished with our son’s neuro-educational program work but we have seen such a dramatic improvement. This neurodevelopment thing really works! Everyone is a lot happier at our house these days. The LGS Neuro-Educational Program is an answer to prayer. Grateful in Texas
When I was asked to use one word to describe our experience with Little Giant Steps, I said, “rewarding!” Joshua needed just a little help with his speech. He seemed to have a hard time communicating what was in his heart and his speech was slightly “thick”. He also was behind in reading comprehension. He joined his brothers with therapy and we worked on switching his ear dominance. In a short time, he made some great changes. Just recently, he said he could tell his right ear was starting to kick in. Because of the neuro-education program with Jan, his reading has really improved; he went from 7th grade comprehension to 10th grade comprehension. His speech is greatly improved and much more understandable. He does very well in school. As a musician, playing piano, guitar and trumpet, getting that right ear dominant has helped him so much in many ways R.B., Troup, TX
One theme that I hear over and over from parents is, “Oh, if I’d only been able to do something sooner; my child (or I) would not have suffered all the anxiety, distress and feeling of failure because of dyslexia/learning disability.”
As a parent who kept looking for the educational professionals to help me discover the solution for his reading, writing, and various other symptoms disrupting his learning; I can tell you it is your choice right here, right now to stop that vicious cycle. The situation of seeing yourself or your child become overwhelmed daily because the inability to make things come out right does not have to continue. There is a remedy that addresses the most fundamental and basic entities at the root cause via brain-based techniques that are applied through theLGS Neuro-Educational Program. These problems can be fixed! Fixed for the rest of your or your child’s life! I’ve witnessed individuals overcoming dyslexiaand other learning issues for decades! Each evaluation provides individual insight as to the “gaps” that require intervention. It’s true that it’s an “inside job,” because this program works with the root causes of these issues in the brain. It’s a matter of stimulating the brain to change in configuration, connections and communication between the brain and body. Once neuro-efficiency is established, processing speeds brought up to grade level, these kids or even you can perform as God intended. The history of being dyslexic becomes a mere blip on the radar screen of ones life for a short time. Once these efficiency-factors are in place, our program is no longer needed. The normal course of development continues with the result of being more whole, confident and successful!
As one mother to another, please don’t procrastinate! Take care of this! Investigate by thoroughly going over our free articles. Read the testimonialsof other parents like myself. Study our research data. See how we can accommodate financial parameters. LGS has had laser focus in making as many programs as possible to meet needs of people with learning disabilities. We’ve kept our programs within reach of parents whether they be educating their children in public, private or home schools. Please, don’t allow the struggle to continue. Be pro-active and discover the true destiny when neuro-efficiency is present.
Why is there such a list of symptoms in order for there to be a diagnosis of dyslexia?
Early investigators in the realm of dyslexia would see many different symptoms with different children. Some were similar, some would have certain symptoms, but not all. The more they looked at the situation, the more they had to consider. Thus, a list of symptoms came into being. As they moved on through the puzzling maze of dyslexic symptoms, the theoretical bias became one of coping and compensating as a matter of treatment. The best they thought they could do was to teach strategies for those with dyslexia to learn in order to “get around” their learning disability. It makes for an added burden, but these students had it rough anyway and at least if they could teach them little “tricks” to cope, then it would be better than failing all together.
What Little Giant Steps has learned in almost two decades of working with people with dyslexia is that regardless of the symptoms, with the use of a neuro-educational approach; symptoms can be dealt with at a root cause level. When you alleviate symptoms in the brain, you truly change the function! That means bring about (in to being in some cases) new functional skills through the use of brain-based techniques that improve neuro-enfficiency in areas of auditory and visual processing, recognition, discrimination, and the like. WOW! Yes, it means that dyslexia does not have to be a life sentence. With new brain activities, new pathways are established, function is changed, restored, or created and just like our clients, they are free to say what a 10 year old client told his dad recently, “Dad, I don’t have dyslexia anymore!”
A’s and one B (89) on his report card! And last week his teacher told me that they took some sort of reading passage test and he made a 100! He never asked for help in reading the questions at all!
My husband and I are absolutely convinced that your neuro-education program was absolutely key to his success.
D. C. in Frisco, Texas ”ASK THE EXPERT ABOUT DYSLEXIA”
My son Will was officially diagnosed with dysgraphia in the 7th grade by a public school diagnostician. He had a post-high school vocabulary and reading level but wrote like a 3rd or 4th grader. He was told that he would never be able to take notes on lectures because it would take too long for his brain to process what he heard and then put it down on paper. Once he wrote something down, it was predicted he would miss one or two of the next points taught!
Will appreciated the label because it was the first time in his life that he believed the learning problems were not his fault. Suddenly, he could believe he was smart and that there was help available to get him through school with coping and compensating strategies. On the other hand, I felt like the diagnosis was a terrible thing. Would he always struggle in school? Would he not be able to go to college? Would he be unable to get a good job to support a family?
Shortly after we learned of Will’s disability I was helping to lead a prayer group in the home of Jan Bedell. When I asked her if she had a job, she explained that she worked with children who struggled with learning. I asked her if she was familiar with the term “dysgraphia.” She shrugged her shoulders as she walked casually into the kitchen saying, “Oh, that’s just because of a disorganized brain.” My jaw dropped to the floor. The “death sentence” my son received seemed to be an easy thing for this lady to understand and to fix!
Within a few months Will had an evaluation and two of his sisters and I went on program to improve our brains. It was a busy four years that followed of doing what seemed like crazy activities. I say it like this because in all my training for a Texas teaching certificate and in all my 15 years of teaching in public, private and home schools I had never heard of neurodevelopment. Nobody had ever taught me about the brain and how to make it work better so learning could be easier.
Today, Will is a successful upper classman at McMurry University in Abilene and his two sisters are making straight A’s with an extraordinary online high school called New American School. My brain is working better, too, because now my closets and cabinets are organized, I can remember a 7 digit phone number and I only rarely lose my keys or sunglasses. R. Y. 2009
My son is doing fantastic! He is just like a different child. Everyone comments about it; the speech department at the public school, our family, friends, etc. He is playing t-ball and is an excellent player. I wondered if he would be too shy w/ all of the attention and stimulation, but he is not having trouble at all.
The program was a lot of work and at times I thought I must be crazy for doing all of those things, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world now. I am grateful to Jan and Little Giant Steps for teaching me how to help my child reach his potential. M. S. in Magnolia, TX