Archive for May, 2012
Little Giant Steps is delighted to sponsor “a time of learning” for parents who want to see their child’s learning made easy. If you’ve read our blog at all, you will know that not only do we serve those from babes to seniors in helping their brains become more organized and their thinking more efficient; we also increase academic scores for the gifted, typical, and learning disabled. Some say, “We understood your worked with ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Down Syndrome, and other learning disabilities.” Yes, that is true, but we also recognize our techniques work just as well with those who have unique talents, but need better lower level brain organization, or who have difficulty with coordination, memory, behavior control, etc. Humans come in all different flavors, if you will.
Since we work with the natural enhancement of neuro-development, we can address universal human conditions in a variety of circumstances. It’s not magic, it’s all about development and increasing the communications between the brain and the body. We assess the individual, both academically, and their neuro-developmental status, then an ND educational specialist will write a program to address those areas where function is lagging or non-existent. By stimulating the brain and body, the activities address many of the brain and body systems; we create neuro-pathways and develop improved function. Just like a guy who trains with weight training to gain strength; the neuro-educational programs we provide also develops strength and increased function in a broad range of skills. Reading, Math, Comprehension, Organized Thinking, Increased Memory Function are the by-products of what we do. When a person reaches their “grade-level” of function, then their brain and body will continue to serve their own individual quests in life. Humans continue to develop throughout their lives. We are not static. We can go forward or backward, depending on what we do with our brains and bodies, how we nourish ourselves or our children, and the experiences we encounter. Read what our parents say about the experiences they’ve encountered.
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Jan Bedell, founder of Little Giant Steps, was a teacher for 20 years, then she specialized in the “Neuro-Developmental Approach”. She has a masters degree in education and is a master neuro-educational specialist. She has created curriculum for schools, and has made it her life mission to help humanity become acquainted with how learning can be easy, if the brain and body have the advantage of doing what’s needed to reach it’s highest and greatest potential.
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Listen to what a mom has experienced with her daughter after the Little Giant Steps (LGS) Neuro-Educational Program:
As you know, Shannon has always had difficulty reading and comprehending and has never just sat down to read for the fun of it. I sent her to work with her father Thur. and Fri. He gathered a couple of books and off they went. After her program was finished, she was not allowed to do anything but read or sit quietly. To our shock and amazement, she read all 3 books during those 2 days. They are “Junie B. Jones” books, not exactly War and Peace, but they are chapter books and they were all about 85 pages. I was glad that she used her time wisely, but did not want to think a turn-around had occurred for fear of being disappointed, once again.
She continued to read over the weekend, when she DID have other options. So yesterday morning we went to the library and got 3 more books, plus the “Junie B. Jones” books on audio CD. She sat down in the library and started to read right then.
And do you know, by this morning, she’s on her 3rd book….3RD BOOK…this has NEVER happened in her 12 yrs of life. She keeps saying, “I can’t believe I like to read now!”
As you may recall, one of my frustrations has been her attitude toward her Little Giant Steps Program, to the point of calling the activities stupid on a daily basis. After stating for the 3rd time, “I can’t believe I like to read now!”, I used that as a teaching moment, asking her if she felt that way a year ago, before starting the LGS program. Her reply was no. I reminded her the only thing she has done differently this past year, was her LGS program. She agreed, but said she didn’t understand how “tuck in blast out’ or any of the other activities was helping her brain. I asked if she knew how her bicycle was put together and how the gears and brake system work. She said no. I said, well, think of your brain as your bike. You don’t know “how’ exactly the gears and brakes work, but you “know” they WILL when you get on to ride. You may not know “how” these activities have helped your brain, but you now realize they HAVE, so jump in and keep working to get even more improvement.
I told her how proud we are and emphasized that this “giant step” forward is truly a miracle from the Lord. He heard our many, many cries and I mean CRIES and gave us a program to not just help her, but heal her. While we have miles to go before we sleep, our hope for her future has never been brighter. Thank you, Ruth, for your continued effort to encourage and challenge Shannon. ~ L. T.