Posts Tagged ‘developmentally delayed’

HOLIDAY ND TIP

HolidayNDTipAre things getting more hectic and chaotic? Are you finding yourself in a state of early panic, and the kids are starting to act out the tension that’s building in your home? Little Giant Steps has an ND Tip that will reduce the tension, foster love and security for your children, and boost their academic performance. Take 10 to 20 minutes to sit down with the children and read out loud to them. If they’re older, pass the book around so those with reading skills can take a turn to contribute. You get the advantage of reconnecting with your off-spring, and nothing feels better to a child than to have mom or dad spend time doing a designated activity. What you give to the child through this activity; is improvement in their auditory processing abilities. Read a paragraph or so, and then have them share their thoughts or insight about what they’ve heard. If you want, we make free auditory test kits available. So you can know whether your child is performing at, above, or below their age or grade level. You can get the free kit by going to our website (www.littlegiantsteps.com) and on right side-bar you’ll see some of the freebies we have for parents. Merry Christmas! Take time to enjoy the pre-holidays!

Thanksfulness

ThankfulnessLESLIE NUNNERY, OF TEACH THEM DILIGENTLY, reminds us ( in her newsletter) of the many things we have to be thankful for in our heart of hearts, deep within our souls.

Little Giant Steps has so much thankfulness, because we are fortunate enough to hear God’s call to serve those in need. Every day we get that privilege as we, our families and students apply the principles of The Neurodevelopmental Approach. This modality, which creates, renews, and strengthens the function of the brain, results in improved academic abilities, social interaction, and self confidence for those with whom we share our skills and talents.

These words are from a song written by by Keith Getty and Stuart Townsend. It is especially appropriate when our clients have to step out in faith to do the work in order to reap the benefits of leaving a learning disability behind, discovering they no longer struggle with school, and for many, in life in general.  You see, when the brain gets organized, the processing abilities become age appropriate, and other areas of learning issues are fixed, it seems like a miracle. Little Giant Steps have been working for over twenty years with children, teens and adults, and I am sure you can understand the joy of having problems fixed where learning is concerned. To share in the joy, follow this link to our Success Stories.

Just to let you know, Little Giant Steps serves families throughout the State of Texas, but we also have developed excellent “At-Home” Programs.  I would encourage you to visit our store and review Early Learning Foundations 1, 2, 3 levels (depending on the age of the child),and Developmental Foundations has helped so many children become higher functioning throughout the world.  Dr. Jan Bedell, PhD, M. ND, has been working feverishly to bring forth even higher achievement in her new “At-A-Distance” ND Programs, which will be coming out before Christmas!  Just so you’ll be looking for them:  Advanced Brain Training will be the first release.  We’ll keep you posted.

Remember learning disabilities, difficulties, syndromes, and many more learning issues DO NOT HAVE TO LAST A LIFETIME!  It’s a God-created feature in the brain that allows us to retrain, and change the connections in the brain and when you get all the senses together in concert as early development is supposed to happen; that’s the miracle that we are so thankful for knowing about, knowing how to apply, and see a new child, teen, or an adult move out of their disability into their God-given potential.  Truly we are blessed to play an educational and neuro-developmental part of God’s restorative power.  The best news: parents like yourself can experience these miracles with your children, as well.

We are counting our blessings, we hope you will too!

 

Do You Know How Proficient Your Child Is In Math?

DISCOVER THE BENCHMARK OF YOUR CHILD’S MASTERY OF MATH-FACTS

Many children struggle with math-facts. Typically math can seem like a new language, and in fact, it is.  Little Giant Steps (LGS) has been successfully addressing those struggles and turns them into positive experiences, as well as a skill-set the student can master with ease. A student’s grasp of math-fact mastery is the vital foundation for all math that will follow.  We help your student get it right from the beginning.

The ND Approach to learning includes enough neuro-input for any individual to learn math at any age.  Too often students are left behind because they’ve simply not had enough input to master and understand, or it may be due to lower-level brain disorganization, poor auditory, and visual processing. or other developmental issues. Why would that be the case? It has to do with the development of their neuro-network or connections between the brain and body. What LGS provides that is missing in all other math programs, is the specific stimulation that results in the creation of new neuro-pathways. Our programs work toward raising the functional levels of the brain, which results in greater neuro-efficiency.  The greater the neuro-efficiency, the greater the ease of learning.  Increases in thinking, auditory and visual processing, and memory abilities are a by-product in the specific design of all of Little Giant Step’s curriculum and supplemental programs. When the student is working with ease at grade level, LGS’s job is done!

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A FREE MATH-FACTS PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT

Little Giant Steps knows parents can set realistic performance expectations if they know the current level of proficiency with regard to their child’s mastery level.  Go to this page. Follow the directions.  From that point on you will be working with a Certified Educational Specialist.  Here’s what happens:

  1. You administer the assessment tool.
  2. You report the results per directions on the page, (It’s on our home page, too. Just look for the picture like the one on the right and click on it.)
  3. The neuro-educational specialist evaluates and scores the assessment.
  4. Makes recommendations.
  5. Emails to you the results and recommendations.  It’s that simple!

Remember, there are lots of freebies on our site, i.e.  Auditory and Visual Processing Test Kits, and information that help you make learning easier for your child. Many hours of video have been provided to educate and train you in our methodology. Go to: www.littlegiansteps.com. God bless you.

 

MATH MASTERY USING ND APPROACH

LITTLE GIANT STEPS DEVELOPED RAPID RECALL SYSTEMLGSLogo1

~ a neuro-developmental / educational math facts program + more.  

It works, or you get your money back!  All you have to do is follow the directions and apply the program, which is specifically designed to work with the brain.  The neuro-developmental approach will be a bit of a paradigm shift, because it focuses on “Input”.  Intensity, Frequency, and Short Duration is what it’s all about, and parents say their students stop struggling with math.  That’s because in this math program series their visual, auditory, and tactile processing abilities improve.  Our goal is to impact the greatest learning tool of all ~ the brain. We create stronger neuro-connections (pathways), improve short term memory, and help lower-level brain organization while they are learning math facts.  THIS IS THE MATH FOUNDATION YOU WILL WANT FOR YOUR CHILD.  It doesn’t matter what age or I.Q., everyone gains when the program is administered as directed.  The best news…. kids love it, and they especially love witnessing their own success.

 

A viewer wrote:  (and we we responded)

Do you have a coupon for your rapid recall system going right now?  I have the addition and subtraction and will need multiplication and division for the fall. 

 

The fact recall after completing the addition was AMAZING.  Our son has dyslexia and a great memory but pulling up the information is an issue.  This has solved it for us. We were so happy and he is so much less frustrated now with math. Thank you. ~ S.H.

  

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“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. 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, Houston, Texas

FYI – we have a school in Oklahoma who sought help for their 6th graders. It was so successful (in just 5 months) they have instituted it in their entire middle school.  They have gone from unacceptable math scores on their state tests, to acceptable! Even adults can do the program and find success! What are you waiting for?  The sales end Sept. 15th, 2014!

Celebrate A Life

Jenee'On August 6, 2014 our dearest Jenee’ got her angel wings, and now resides with the Lord in heaven. Little Giant Steps is Jenee’s legacy. Without her coming to this earth, and her mother and dad (Jan and Allen Bedell) answering the call to help her reach her full potential, there would be thousands of families, children, teens, and adults who would have missed the opportunity to make significant changes in their functional abilities. Thank you, sweet Jenee’, for being so special to all of us. Never will we forget the deep and sincere hugs you handed out so generously that touched us so deeply. We will miss you, but we know we will encounter you again when our time is up on this earth. All of us will be standing in line for another one of your “oh so special hugs”.

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'14THSCConvention- DON’T MISS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD

THSC Convention is going and Little Giant Steps is there to listen, explore, teach, consult, and minister to all who grace our booth! Come see us in the Woodlands. TX!

NEURO-EDUCATIONAL / DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAMS WORK

One thing you must consider, you can make a significant difference in improving your child’s academic performance, and unlock their true God-given potential! We know the way, and are there to make life better for the entire family!
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Where Do You Go Without A Starting Point?

THSC-ad-2-13-BYou can’t reach an unknown destination without some idea where you are. Little Giant Steps (LGS) sees so many children with below grade-level auditory processing skills. We would like to offer every parent a FREE Auditory Test Kit, as it is a sure remedy. By checking your child’s current processing level, it will establish an understanding of where your child is functioning in their auditory processing ability in relation to their age and grade level.

Once you know that start point, then the destination to improve, succeed, and create confidence in their learning journey can begin! I’ve listed more of the benefits below.
Auditory Processing can make the difference in a person’s ability to receive information, hold it in short-term memory, and then recall and utilize it. If a person can’t hold information in short-term memory, then the ability to move it into long-term memory fails. Here are a few other benefits of having an efficient auditory processing ability:
* Phonetic Utilization
* Behavior
* Following Directions
* Comprehension
* Conceptual Thinking
* Conversational Language
* Staying On Task

Your Test Kit arrives via email. You print it out, read the directions, then spend a few pleasant minutes sitting with your child calling out sequences, supporting them, smiling, and being animated when they “get it”.

To order your Free Auditory Test Kit follow this link Auditory Processing Test Kit, or go to our home page (www.littlegiantsteps.com) and on the side bar, you‘ll see the Auditory Processing Test Kit Request box directly below our newsletter sign-up. If you will work with your child twice a day for 2 minutes, and do this Monday through Friday for several months, you will be truly amazed at the improvement, and the confidence you’ll see!

I talked to one mother at a book fair about doing auditory processing activities with her son, and the difference I thought it could make for her son. The next year she saw me at the same book fair, ran over and hugged me. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a clue who she was, since I’d spent such a short time with her. But, as she recounted our conversation, I began to recall her and her son.

As she told me, “Thank you so much! I went home and did just what you said, and my son had a turn-around in his whole school experience.”

“What do you mean?” I asked.

“At first I noticed, he was retaining much more of what he read. I could ask him questions the next day, and he’d remember not only the information, but he could articulate what he liked about it, or what he thought about it in context with his own life. This just blew off my socks, but what really touched my heart was his change in attitude about learning. Before, it was like pulling teeth every day to get his lessons underway. He would figet, wonder out of the room, forget things he needed in order to start his studies, you name it, he’d do anything to put off school. Now, he jumps in and gets it done.”

I told her,“I am so glad  you were committed to working with him in a unique and different way.  Not many parents think they can significantly change their child’s learning experience, when, in fact, it’s true. You can!”

Then her eyes welled up with tears, her lower lip quivered as she stated, “He likes himself now! He told me one day, he’s so glad he can try and get things right. He said, he never could figure out what was wrong with him. He knew he wasn’t like other kids, because he couldn’t think right. But now, it’s working, now he can remember things!”

Now it was my turn to hug her and softly tell her congratulations on unlocking her child’s potential. She went on the faith and did the work!  We at Little Giant Steps know and see every day what seems to be miraculous changes with our clients. When you change the brain, you change and improve functional abilities. Each one of us at LGS have had at least one child who struggled in their own special way with learning. Some of our kids were challenged, some of them typical, and some were gifted. I know this mom’s heart, as I, too, remember seeing my own child blossom into his great potential. I felt so blessed when his confidence soared, and he could finally attempt things he’d been unsuccessful in doing, only to see them changed into successful academics, career choice, and become a contributor to his fellowman and community with an abiding faith in God. Yep, it makes me struggle to hold back tears of gratitude, even today, many decades later.

TTD Convention-Starts June 26th!

LGSLogo1Jan Bedell, the Brain Coach, will be speaking at the Teach Them Diligently Convention:

Thursday, June 26th at 6:30 p.m. Room:Lonestar C2

“Make Learning Easier for Struggling, Typical, or Advanced Students!”

The foundation of all learning abilities is the efficient functioning of the brain. Remember your old dial-up connection to the Internet? Is your child’s brain like a computer with a slow connection speed? i.e. struggling academically and socially, not reaching his full potential; remembering daily chores and personal hygiene seem difficult for him? Do you suspect ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, or other learning labels? What is a parent to do? You could buy another curriculum OR you could address the “root cause” so academic success could be attained with any curriculum. The difference in function is HUGE! Discover brain boosting keys that will skyrocket your child’s learning potential regardless of learning styles or challenges.

HIGH COST OF NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO

DiscovAcadem“WHY CAN’T MY CHILD PERFORM WELL IN ACADEMICS?

Many parents know they have bright children, yet they seem to be lost when it comes to helping them when it is clear they are struggling with learning in school.  Questions keep floating to the surface as they witness these puzzling events occurring from time to time. Often parents assume their child has a behavior problem, and set about trying to correct the situation. When that fails, many are angered at the whole situation, and feel totally powerless in changing the course of direction for their child. Some turn to silence while they watch their child headed down the slippery slop of failing daily in academics.  Sometimes learning incidents are reported by teachers, grandparents, siblings.  And, of course, there are always report cards and failed tests that bring the news of problems to the spotlight! Parents know there is a problem, but haven’t the slightest idea about a solution. It’s not their fault!! Child or Parent! Most parents are not taught about root causes in the brain such as short-term memory deficits, auditory and visual processing abilities, how to correct difficulties in receiving, comprehending, storing and recalling information.  So what’s a parent to do?

THE SOLUTION IS HERE AND NOW!

Little Giant Steps (LGS) has been about the business of providing educational and neuro-developmental solutions for the past twenty years. A parent asked me, “So what exactly do you do?”  My best response is, ” We work with the root cause of all learning ~ the brain!”  When we see a child who is unable to focus, can’t remember things from day to day, in our frame of reference we see a functional problem as being a developmental issue; a neuro-developmental issue to be specific. We treat the root cause of the problem, and our goal is to bring about functional abilities that are missing, or poorly developed.  We teach parents what activities are needed, (cognitively, and physically) to achieve uncommon results in leaving the learning disability, difficulty, poor performance in a child’s, teen’s or even and adult’s past history.

WHERE DOES A PARENT START?

LGS let’s you start to learn and understand for free.  First, we recommend you take the FREE SURVEY.  You will get a Certified Neuro-Educational Specialist to review the survey and email a recommendation back to you.  If it were me (and I’ve been in your situation in the past), I would also take advantage to doing the FREE AUDITORY TEST KIT (it will show the current level of processing ability your child, teen or adult has).  I would add that information to the survey.  Just watching the video, will give you a good deal of knowledge you may not have had and will help you to see and understand what you are seeing in your child’s less than stellar performance.  Lastly you could do the FREE MATH-FACTS PROFICIENCY TEST.  Again, a Neuro-Educational Specialist will review this and you will get great feedback. There are many articles (free) and webinars, as well you will find under the information tab on the home page.  We do provide professional testing (academic, neuro-developmental) and individualized programs.  However, if you are at a distance from us and would like to do an in-home program, we have several products we’ve developed that will move your student to a more successful and functional range of succeeding in school.  Developmental Foundations (young through college) and Early Learning Foundations (younger children), Memory and Motion has been created for adults.  Investigate and start a whole new journey for you as a parent, and discover the key to opening your child’s true God-given potential!

 

Sweet ND Success for Parents

hug3 THE REAL ND SUCCESS STORY, ONLY A PARENT CAN TELL

The most precious element of working in the Neuro-Developmental (ND) and Neuro-Educational field; is the expression of parents after they have taken their child through a few months of their programs. Little Giant Steps staff have had the rare and blessed privilege, over the past twenty years, to work with thousands of struggling children, teens, and adults who have, for a variety of reasons, struggled with learning, remembering, comprehending, and behaving appropriately in any given circumstance.

Parents discover relief and amazement when they see the ND methods can change the scope, trajectory, and performance of their child and the likelihood of a successful future.  The best way to demonstrate to you the effectiveness of an ND Program is to have the parents share their experience:

“We received the package you mailed us with the student work book and Bible flash cards….THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!  We are greatly enjoying our “new” school time and the boys love having their own workbooks!  With this, I thought it would be nice to share the big hug with you that my second son gave me when I pulled out his very own workbook…so please consider yourself bear-hugged by my 5 year old this morning!

Please also extend our appreciation to Jan and the rest of the team for their loving endeavor to provide an easy to follow “structured” approach to combining math and the basic block of ND program exercises through the Early Learning Foundations Curriculum!  This curriculum has really helped us stay more on program the last two weeks AND has made integrating our personalized programs into the day much more achievable!  Needless to say, our boys are enjoying the school-exercise routine that’s finally getting (consistently) set in our home! The bonus for us as parents is that we’re really beginning to SEE differences in their processing and social skill abilities since adopting this ELF program into our personalized exercise program….the consistency and repetition really do help(!).  So, thanks for physically showing us HOW to integrate it altogether with ELF so we that could achieve this new level of growth in our ND program!   Thanks again for your help with our inquiries and blessings on you!  We’ll look forward to working with your team again for the next level of ELF! ”  – J.P.(the mom) & co.

From H.W.(a mom). Her son had many areas of struggle, sensory, coordination, comprehension, poor reading and math, to name a few:  “I just  have to brag on Ky.  This week we sent him to Robotics Camp,  It was every day from 9 am- 3 pm.  Ky, with a little help from the instructors, designed and built at least 6 different robots.  He had to read the manual to build the robot and used his fine motor skills to assemble the bots.  Not only did he make advancements with reading comprehension and fine motor skills, he was in a room with least 25 students and was never bothered by the noise level! What a blessing his life has changed for the better.”

I will continue to give you the many and varied parental stories over the next few weeks.  I pray these will inspire you to know that YOU can make a significant difference in your child’s ability to be successful in academics, coordination, behavior, and best of all the child discovers that they can try and succeed. Belief in their goodness is restored.  The spiritual grace of understanding how wonderfully they are made takes root, and they reach a level of confidence knowing they are worthy of the best life can offer. Be blessed.