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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!


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!

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 ( 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.



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?


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.


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


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.

A Lucky Winner Coming Up!


Occasionally we have opportunities that are rare, fulfilling, and results in “bringing us together” in very special ways.  You will be presented that opportunity when and if you and your family take the opportunity to register to be a participant in the Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention. What makes it so different is the spiritual nurturing that goes on not only through their great lineup of featured speakers, but at the workshops where you will be spirit-filled as well.  As you go away, not only will you have new skills and knowledge, but a spiritual renewal that is as much a part of this exposition as is the educational experiences.

Little Giant Steps, (LGS) a Christian-based neuro-educational / developmental consulting group always comes t0 book fairs and conventions with a heart for service to parents, teachers, and students.  Yes, we are unique in our methods of helping individuals with learning issues, regardless of whether they are gifted, typical, or challenged.  We can serve a large variety of circumstances because our teaching and training is based on changing the most important thing in learning ~ the brain.  It is not a difficult journey or technically challenging. Because you have a child, then you understand about growth and development, because you’d had a ring-side seat watching and experiencing the changes in your child. Where LGS fist in ministering for improved academic performance, comprehension, processing abilities (auditory and visual), behavior, and socialization, is to address those areas of development that were missed for whatever reasons and circumstances the child encountered during those formative years. God gave all of us a brain that can change and with the professional guidance from LGS, we show you how to make learning easier for those in your family who could use a bit of help.

Little Giant Steps’ Programs have been serving Texas citizens for twenty years.  Now, through the use of technology, we can provide service to families worldwide. We believe God will lead those who need our help to us. So many families we’ve worked with tell us, “Thank heavens we finally found you!  My child can now do what was impossible for him or her to do before.”  We have so many free programs and information available so if you are suffering the pangs of having a child, or even if you yourself are suffering from performance gaps as an adult; we want you to get the facts, try our techniques and programs for free, and if you think Little Giant Steps would be a good fit for you or your child, we will work diligently with you to open the doors of opportunity so the individual who is tested, undertakes a neuro-developmental program will discover their true God-given potential.  I’ll put some links to some of our free resources to investigate below.

Give yourself and your family an experience that will be memorable, heart and soul-filling, and open new doors to a brighter future. Join us at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel June 26 – 28th, 2014 at the Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention, even if your child is not homeschooled, the whole family will have fun, become more knowledgeable, and spirit-filled.  The children’s programs are outstanding, as are the workshops like Jan Bedell, M.Ed., M.ND, our founder will be presenting:

Thursday, June 26th  – 6:30 pm -  “Make Learning Easier for Struggling, Typical or Advanced Students”    Location: Lonestar C2

Saturday June 28th – 9:00 am  “Create a Positive Learning and Home Environment (General and Special Needs Population) Location: Lonestar C2

Saturday June 28th – 1:00 pm “We’re Talking, Is Anyone Listening?”    Location: Lonestar C2

#Freebies:  The Survey      Free Test Kits for Auditory and Visual Processing                             Free Math Facts Proficiency Test     Free Webinars

There are all kinds of free articles that will give you tips to do with your child that can make a huge difference in their performance. Also, as with most of our services, you will discover how much our Certified Neuro-Educational Specialists will help you with the Survey, Test Kits, Math Facts Proficiency.  God bless.  See you sometime between June 26th and the 28th in Dallas!

#accelerated learning #learning disabilities #autism #dyslexia #memory #academics #school #homeschool #easy learning








Life Lessons To Remember


Little Giant Steps has existed for over twenty years.  It came into being because of a baby girl arriving in this world with her feet deformed, a cleft palet, and later it was learned she was mentally challenged.  Her name is Jenee’ Bedell (pronounced Jen-nay).  Her mother, Jan Bedell, founded Little Giant Steps, because after she’d watched Jenee’ languish in public and private school until she was fifteen years old and still unable to read; the thought of her daughter being left without life skills was abhorrent to her mother. To some parents this would just be a matter of accepting what was, but Jan was a professional teacher. She recognized that despite Jenee’s limitations there was ability.  Jan was certain with the right instruction, Jenee’ could learn to read.  So, after many years of teaching in public and private schools, Jan made the decision to become a homeschool mom.  She would teach her two daughters without the preconceived notions of what was and was not possible. She had her work cut out for her, as while Jenee’ was diagnosed with a 40 I.Q., her sister Alysa was testing as gifted. Jan’s quest to find the right tools to reach Jenee was an answer from God.

Jan became aware of the Neuro-developmental Approach. She sought training and applied the program to Jenee’ as instructed.  She began to see phenomenal positive changes!  Along the way, Jan began writing curriculum based on the techniques she’d learned.  She saw her daughter with the low I.Q. able to read and do math at a 4th and 5th grade level!  The more Jan invested in developing programs, the more Jenee’ came into her own. Against all odds, Jenee’ got a job, lived in a group home of Christian young women adults, and happily took part in church, bible studies weekly, had a social life, and friends until this past fall.  Jan discovered the calling on her life and became a certified Master Neurodevlopmentalist.  She and her husband have served so many people, as well as their family.  Alysa, still a very talented young mother, is the operations manager at Little Giant Steps.

As sometimes happens, life has turned grim. Jenee’ is now with her parents, Jan and Allen Bedell.  She is suffering from 4th stage cancer and is receiving hospice care.  We don’t know what God’s desire is today. We all are praying for recovery.  However, when you think of gifts we’ve been given because of this life, we really must count Jenee’s life as such a blessing. We are so grateful Jan and Allen responded to her needs in such a powerful and positive way.  Thousands of children and families’ lives have received the blessing of being able to know how good it feels to be able to experience a fruitful life of learning.  Being able to receive, retain and recall information, and know that they can succeed in academic endeavors, despite the disability, or diagnosis.  Jenee’ has been a miracle to all of us who know her. While she may never know and appreciate the legacy she is established in the beginning, and the door she opened for not only her dedicated parents and their family, but for all of us who have personally been impacted by seeing our own children flourish once their brains became organized, their processing abilities were brought up to their grade level, and so many more subtle, yet profound advantages they have received indirectly through Jenee’s life and The Neuro-developmental Approach.  Take stock and count your blessings each and every day.  Learning difficulties and issues do not have to be a life sentence.  God bless all. Please keep the Bedell family in your prayers.

ND Tip and Tool For Improved Reading


Little Giant Steps (Neuro-Education Consultants) tries to give as many helpful tools to parents who have children struggling with learning as we possibly can.

Here’s an “input” technique that works wonders.  Have you ever heard of echo reading?  Echo Reading is done by you reading a sentence, then the child reads the sentence. They get both auditory and visual stimulation. Not a whole lot different than when you were teaching your toddler to recognize important items in this world. It is especially helpful for those children who have difficulty with speech and reading.  In neuro-educational programs we focus on “input”, where most focus on “output”.  The more you “input” information and practice, but better the neuro-connections will be in the areas concerning reading skills. Doing this with you child from 2 to 5 minutes a day, twice a day will garner amazing results. Remember, you are stimulating neuro-connections into growing, which takes a bit of time, but doing this for the next couple of months will pay off in a lifetime easy reading dividends!

I’d like to introduce you to another helpful tool.  We call it the “Hear Me Clear / Whisper Phone“ (it is available on our store at This versatile tool improves pronunciation, tonal processing and fine discrimination. Twist the phone so the child can listen to himself as he reads out load. Or, twist the phone so the parent can whisper into the phone to aid the child in discriminating between letter sounds and words. #reading #homeschool #special needs #education #learning #dyslexia

FEAST Homeschool Convention Starts Friday May 15



Arlington Home School Book Fair Starts Today!



The Arlington Home School Book Fair starts at the Arlington Convention Center!!  Little Giant Step’s founder, Jan Bedell, M.Ed., M.ND. will be conducting a workshop, so be sure and check your schedules. Here’s the details:

 Saturday – 3:45 pm Room M-1 ,  “I’m Talking But Is My Child Listening?”

Then, please stop by our booth 611, as we have sales going on, many freebies, and lots of free resources. If you want to see your child’s learning experience become easier and their academic scores improve, we have been working with families for over 20 twenty years achieving uncommon results, regardless of whether your child is typical, gifted, or challenged. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge!

If you can’t make it, just go to our home page (link above) and begin the process of investigating what we do, how we do it, and on the right-hand sidebar please take advantage of all the free services we offer that helps you get in the drivers seat when it comes to helping your child reach their God-give academic potential!

Need directions?  Click Here

#home school, #math, # reading, #dyslexia, #autism, #learning disabilities