Archive for August, 2012
* It’s easy to implement! * It only takes 7 – 10 minutes a day! * It WORKS!!!
Listen to those who’ve used it:
“My daughter had a very difficult time ‘getting’ her math facts. We tried a lot of different approaches but nothing worked. Still searching, we tried the Rapid Recall System and everything changed. This technique triggered something in her brain. Somehow, she began to know her facts before we studied them! I am so impressed and thankful for Rapid Recall. I recommend it to everyone with elementary students!” –S. Phillips
“”In 2007 we adopted an 11-year-old boy from Kazakhstan. His prior circumstances limited his exposure to math. When we started using the Rapid Recall System , the light came on! He eagerly whizzed through addition, subtraction, and multiplication. He felt so ‘smart’ when he progressed to the next group of facts. We are halfway through the division module and his confidence has never been higher! Thanks so much,!”–Heather Smith
“Math fact proficiency has always been a difficult issue for my early elementary students. My co-teachers and I decided to implement the Rapid Recall System. This simple input technique revolutionized our way of teaching. It works!” –Susan Short, Math Teacher, Huntsville, Alabama
“After eighteen 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 Trussel, West Texas Elementary, Stinnett, Texas
Little Giant Step’s Mission
Jan Bedell, the Brain Coach ®, founded Little Giant Steps (LGS) almost 20 years ago with the sole purpose of bringing new knowledge to those who educate, regardless of whether they be a parent or professional, to change life for those who struggle with learning. Jan witnessed first-hand the possibilities that can come into being when the vital developmental foundations are established by working with the brain through neuro-educational techniques. The time to stop this epidemic of learning disabilities that has crept into, not only the U.S., but the world as a whole is now. Much has been discovered about great academic gains that can come about when fundamental issues are addressed directly through use of the Neurodevelopmental Approach. The door is open. The proof is all around us, yet few even know what wonderful solutions are available to fix these learning issues that are rampant in our children today and are costing them their academic future! Many of these learning difficulties are results of cultural practices we’ve been doing for the past 30 years that are convenience-based, and interfere significantly with normal and vital developmental steps required by brain and body of our infants, toddlers, and young children. It’s time parents and educators in America woke up and changed things for the better! Changing functional abilities is very possible and building a life-long learning foundation is available if you are willing to learn what Little Giant Steps has to offer.
A Worldwide Issue
As a expert in the field of providing developmental intervention to students, Sally Goddard Blythe states it well: “ Only last weekend, when I was running a training day for teachers in The Netherlands in how to recognize signs of neuro-motor immaturity in the classroom and how to administer a developmental intervention program, one of the attendees remarked that these problems are now reaching “epidemic” proportions, not only in the United Kingdom, but in other parts of Europe and the rest of the developed world. As technology proceeds apace, children are increasingly exposed to visual stimulation without motor integration we are in danger of creating a state of evolutionary regression rather then progression in the motor and language skills needed to support reading, writing, spelling, math and social integration. The foundations for these skills are laid down in the early years as a child’s brain and body learn to work together through activity. Until successive governments focus attention on developing the whole child instead of trying to treat the symptom, we will continue to see similar depressing statistics.”
Little Giant Steps (LGS) has addressed learning struggles by developing programs, curriculum, and supplemental educational programs that eliminates these “despressing statistics” we are seeing in our children and at schools. Look at the difference LGS has made in actual lives of our clients. Look at the true potential that becomes active when a brain is organized, processing abilities raised, and neuro-pathways are established which allows children to receive, comprehend, retain, store and recall information like they’ve never done before! See the research we’ve done with schools over these past four years. The time is now for you to make a difference in your child’s life or help someone else to find out how to change the course of academic success for a child, teen or even an adult!
in the way they should go, according to the Lord. We are complicated beings. We can be as good as gold, or as bad as evil. All of us were given free will to do as we choose. However, there have been exceedingly helpful guidelines laid down that can bring about a glorious, and wonderfully resilient family life if we choose to follow them. It has to do with how we treat each other, and how we choose to treat our children. I recently ran across this passage and thought it may be inspirational to many who read this, regardless of your religious persuasion, it’s soundness prevails, because it brings us all together with a code of behavior that results in respect, harmony and love.
Little Giant Steps abides by these principles and teaches families to persevere when they are in the role of teacher. We seek love, respect, honor and an adhering to rules that will help their children increase their learning abilities. It is such a delight to see the “problem” child move from being frustrated and uncooperative to one who gains curiosity, confidence and capabilities that were there, just under the surface, but untouched through developmental actions as are required for neuro-efficiency. See how they did when tested for progress and performance.
Ephesians 6: 1 – 4
This is titled “Children and Parents”. It begins: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.” It reminds children to honor their parents and none of this is new. But it also carries a note to parents: “…do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Parents are to instruct children in the way of the Lord and children should listen and honor their parents. God has set forth how we need to treat one another and both children and parents are accountable to God for how they treat each other. As long as we remember that we are accountable for how we love one another and treat one another to God, we will be more likely to be careful and act with kindness toward each other.
Many times parents overlook the necessity to teach about honor and respect starting with toddlers, pre-schoolers, and beyond. Children, as all humans, by nature are pretty self-centered. We want what we want, when we want it! Parents are on the hook to teach civility, sharing, being patient, communicating, rather than exploding emotionally when we are frustrated, to be kind, gentle, and loving.
I was on the hook to choose the way in which we should go over and over this past weekend with my twin 4 year old grandsons. They are at an age where they would rather do their thing, than listen to instructions and obey. We had a talk about being polite to one another, we had a talk about obeying and being respectful. I had to explain about God’s ways and how he wants us to love and respect each other. I had to explain there were costs associated with their non-compliance to our rules. They would loose privileges like riding their tricycles, or going swimming, etc. I am so glad they are aware of the choices, aware of God’s code of conduct, and are gaining a sense that they have to be considerate to others. However, I must take the time to be considerate of them and take the required moments to “teach” them the way they should go. Otherwise, we both loose on a personal, community, state and national level! What’s your choice?
There’s Nothing Like Success!
We, at Little Giant Steps (LGS), love to hear how our clients are doing. This mother wrote to tell us about the success she’s witnessing due to her son’s improved neuro-efficiency through the use of the LGS Neuro-Educational Program. Help us celebrate with her!
” My son Nok is currently on the LGS program. We are in our sixth week now and he is doing well with most things. By the fourth week mark he had improved by one whole digit in both auditory and visual processing activities and he read an entire nine chapter short story book in a 24 hour period – and was able to recall some specific details about the story! That was a first for him! He has also been able to re-tell events more coherently than before.” ~ Tabitha
It’s true, when the brain is organized and processing is improved; life is much better, as is ones learning abilities!