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Do You Know How Proficient Your Child Is In Math?


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!



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: God bless you.




~ 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!

Developing Success For Students Early



Early Learning Foundations, a multi-sensory, neuro-developmental program, is showing terrific gains in the pre-school, and kindergartens, and 1st grades in the schools reporting back to us.

Teacher’s now understand that having students who are neurologically efficient (lower levels of the brain organized, their auditory and visual processing skills functioning at grade level, and their neuro-connections between the brain and body being like lightening fast information highways) has resulted in very happy teachers, as well as students ready to achieve their true potential!  The debate about “teaching children before their ready” does not apply with our neuro-developmental programs, as they are crafted very differently and for different reasons.  We are addressing learning issues due to parental practices which put the child in a less than “best condition” to learn, and retain information. Our focus is developmental, not academics. However some things being used will come into academic play when the child starts school.  The good news about our programs; they will work positively regardless of whether the individual is gifted, typical, or challenged.  The age or I.Q. does not matter when you are building neuro-pathways, and neuro-efficiency.  They require intensity (fun), short duration (2 min.), and repeated frequency (at best, twice a day). If you’ve got 4 minutes to invest in your child’s future superior functional abilities, then be our guest! Please!


What is evident is our cultural practices of placing our infants in seats, jumpers, walkers, and keeping them off their tummies during those early developmental stages leaves our children in an incomplete state of development.  It is when our tiny-tots are on their tummies most of their waking hours, the brain gets mapped by experiencing the world in which they live. Babies need to be feeling the sensation of pressure, temperature, texture, and having their neuro-pathways between their brain and body created through these vital sensory activities which can happen easiest when they are  in a prone position on the floor.  All senses drive the developmental processes early on. And, we mustn’t forget how vital the development of the neuro-muscular system is, as well. Without being on the floor on their tummies, babies can’t fully develop their head, neck, shoulder, arms, hips, legs, and feet muscles.  It is by being on the floor, the baby’s muscles in their eyes develop so they can track and learn to focus.  They learn to control their head, back, arms, feet and toes, because there is immediate feedback that occurs from the contact with the surface they are on.

WHAT ABOUT SIDS?? (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

Yes, it is a concern when babies (infants) are placed on their tummies in their beds or cribs. Do not do that!   What I want you to be very clear about, is when we teach parents about the importance of “tummy time” we always say, “During their waking hours!”  That is the crucial difference in what we teach and what the medical community is warning about.


In our current society our children are exposed heavily to visual processing, as a way of learning TV, Computer, I-pad, Leap Frogs, and the like.  That’s important, but what is lacking is the other piece that affects every person’s learning ability – Auditory Processing Abilities. You see, the good Lord created us with a brain that has lots of storage room so we can remember what we’ve learned.  It is the Auditory System that effects us globally when it comes to short and long-term memory.  When we screen children almost across the board there are two very important developmental skills missing or at best sorely lacking.  Auditory Processing is typically behind, therefore the child can’t follow directions, retain information short or long term. The other issue that is devastating to their learning ability, is having the lower levels of the brain unorganized. The brain has many uniquely primitive areas that must be developed so we can receive, organize, comprehend, store, and recall information.  Just these two issues alone, if addressed, could make a significant difference in a child’s academic success.  However,  ELF not only addresses all those areas, but exposes the child to words, numbers, actions, gross & fine motor development, short and long-tem memory, but many other neuro-developmental requirements that must be completed, if a child, teen or even an adult will be able to function easily at their appropriate grade level.  That’s important!

Please visit our website.  Under the “0-99″ tab on the home page, I would encourage you to watch the Infant video with Jan Bedell, our founder and Master ND.  In our store (a tab at the top of our home page) there is so much information about the unique and wonderful experiences that are available through the EARLY LEARNING FOUNDATIONS.  Please look around, as we have many “freebies” (Auditory & Visual Processing Test Kits, Math Proficiency Assessment, The Survey  as well as articles, videos, and free seminars. You are welcome to learn and grow in your own knowledge (at your convenience) to help your child become the best possible student he or she can become!

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.

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

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Congratulations To “Little Giant Steps $100.00 Winners”!  We are happy to announce our two winners:

#1. Leslie Agee from Hendersonville, TN,    #2. Holli Taylor from Bryson City, NC.

Our next opportunity for you to win will be at Oklahoma City, OCHEC Home School Convention - May 2-3, 2014

The Arlington Home School will start May 9-10, 2014. Be sure and stop by our booth, and attend Jan Bedell’s Workshops.

We are so grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Teach Them Diligently – Nashville convention! Wonderful people were sent to us, and God allowed us to minister to them and give them hope. Learning disabilities, difficulties do not have to be life sentences once you know and understand how to make changes in the communicating abilities between the brain and body. It all a matter of development! Thanks to all those who participated! We, as all of you, were blessed to be attending such an rich, renewing, and God-inspiring event. A big thanks to David and Leslie Nunnery from all of us at Little Giant Steps!

We are looking forward to seeing all of our fellow-Texans in Dallas June 26 – 28th at the Teach Them Diligently Convention – Dallas!  Come meet us:   Jan Bedell, M.Ed., M.ND., The Brain Coach will be speaking, so be sure and check the schedule so you don’t miss making learning easier through The Neuro-development Approach. #homeschool#, #learning difficulties#, #learning disabilities#,#math#, #reading#

Don’t Miss Out – Freebies Galore


Jan Bedell, M.Ed., M.ND., the “Brain Coach”, will be at the Teach Them Diligently Convention in Nashville, TN.  March 20 – 22, 2014!

Jan is the founder of Little Giant Steps (LGS). For over two decades LGS has changed the academic lives of children, teens, and adults.  We work with families to give them the skill and knowledge to assist in making learning easier, accurate, and quicker in recalling information.  Many products will be available at Nashville, but we also have them available online at the LGS Store.  The Freebies we’ll be giving out are a part of our culture, as we want to give away as much helpful information as possible.  Below are a list of freebies that can make a huge difference in an individual’s performance abilities.


  • ARTICLES (they’ll help you understand the modality, and how change is accomplished)
  • AUDITORY TEST KITS ( try this one first, then do the visual test. For little ones – Tiny Tots)
  • THE SURVEY (fill it out, a neuro-educational specialist reviews and sends back recommendations)
  • MATH PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT (lets you know level of math performance and helps available)
  • WEBINARS (full training seminars with the Brain Coach)

Everything we do is according to God’s natural plan of development.  We use the feature in the brain call neuro-plasticity to change (improve) the functional level of an individual, and to create a better learning experience regardless of age or I.Q.  Everyone gains in ability by doing our programs. The brain training is easy, it does require at least 2 minutes twice a day, but that’s a small price to pay for a fuller, more successful educational, self-confident life.

Don’t Miss Jan Bedell at Teach Them Diligently Conventions

AudProcessBkJan Bedell,M.Ed., M.ND, founder of Little Giant Steps, will provide knowledge and tools that can assure each parent they can leave her speaking presentations with the ability to improve their child’s learning and academic abilities!

Jan will be speaking at:

Teach Them Diligently Nashville Convention March 20th – 23rd

Teach Them Diligently Dallas Convention June 26th – 28th

For over twenty years the “Brain Coach™” ” has served the home school community, public and private schools by teaching parents and teachers the value of working with the best learning tool we have – the Brain!  She’s written curriculum (Rapid Recall System)&(Detailed Reading Comprehension), at-home-programs (Developmental Foundations), and fun neuro-developmental programs (Early Learning Foundations)&(Early Learning Foundations Teacher Manual)-levels 1,2,3. Please visit our store catalog for many more useful tools, aides, and programs.

Be sure and check the schedule of speakers for the conventions in Nashville and Dallas at this website (Teach Them Diligently) and mark her down as someone you won’t want to miss.  Oh!  Bring a pencil and paper, because you will leave with many tips and ideas to have fun, creative ways to increase processing, memory (short & long-term), and even help them to follow directions, stay on task, be happier and more confident students in their academic abilities! See you at the Teach Them Diligently Conventions in Nashville and Dallas!

Change The Course of Academic History In Your Home

StopStruggle  Every Day We See Success

Every day the Neuro-Educational Specialists see children, teens, and even adults move from being people who struggle with learning, to folks with confidence, increased comprehension/memory, and faster processing of the information they encounter.  It is possible to discover a new ease of learning never dreamed possible.  There is no magic. It’s all done by addressing functional issues in the brain. Mostly those developmental steps or stages that may have been missed for a variety of reasons. In the next paragraph I’ll share what a reader expressed about the information we have on our blog.  I hope you, too, will join the growing number of people who now know that having learning issues is not a life sentence!  It doesn’t matter whether an individual is gifted, typical, or has special needs.  Ones potential can be realized with the right application of a Neuro-Developmental/Educational Program.  That is Little Giant Step’s specialty! We’ve  even created an at-home program for those who desire to make a difference in their children’s lives and it can all be done effectively at  home!  It’s called: Developmental Foundations. Please investigate, gain knowledge, then commit to making a difference in someone’s life of learning.

“I truly wanted to write down a small word in order to thank you for all the nice items you are showing on this website. My time consuming internet research has finally been rewarded with extremely good facts and strategies to exchange with my friends and family. I would mention that we readers are definitely lucky to exist in a useful site with  many wonderful professionals with good techniques. I feel really lucky to have seen your website and look forward to some more amazing moments reading here. Thanks again for everything.”

Little Giant Steps (LGS) is here to make a positive difference in peoples lives!  Come by and read our helpful articles! They’re FREE!  Learn about the ND Approach. We have a full length seminar available on our store!  If Dyslexia is a problem, see the training sessions we’ve made for you. If you wish to discover whether your child is processing information at his/her grade level, then order our Free Auditory Test Kit! Or, if you have many questions and would like some answers, then please avail yourself of the Free Survey. Your information will be held in confidence, and reviewed by a Neuro-Educational Specialist and recommendations are emailed back to you for your consideration.  Lastly, we offer an opportunity for you to get some questions answered in a live telephone conference call with Jan Bedell, The Brain Coach™.  She offers these special times to talk with her every Monday evening between 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.  See this link for all the details. I know  a FREE LIVE CONSULTATION with Jan Bedell, M.Ed., M.ND, founder of LGS can be of immense help to your child and family!  Just get going!   Have a blessed day and come back soon!

ND Tip: Make Math Fun, Fast, and a Lifelong Friend

Add-cover-w-binding-teacher-241x300Little Giant Steps has over twenty years experience in addressing learning issues, especially in math. Jan Bedell, M.Ed., M.ND., has created a program  (Rapid Recall System) that has over ten years of successful experience of turning tears over math struggles into smiles, and most importantly, the child’s confidence soars as they discover they are capable of doing math fast, efficient, and with correct answers! The program is not magic, even though most families think so after seeing the vast changes in their child’s potential develop into academic success. The secret is in the specific Neuro-Educational/Developmental techniques utilized and the key to all Neurodevelopmental Approach Programs is in the frequency, intensity, and short duration!

Suggestion:  The Neurodevelopmental Approach to academics takes the stress out of academic performance (output) by providing lots of information (input).  Have you ever noticed that when you go to check on a child 10-15 minutes after sending them off to do their math, that they are staring off into space or doodling on their paper?  The intensity is GONE!  It takes intensity to get the brain to recognize the importance of information and store it permanently 

Tip #1:  Do not send your child into another room to do an entire page of math operations! Those pages may involve new concepts that may not be permanently stored. The struggle kills the motivation to learn and any enjoyment of learning!  Take the stress, frustration (your and his or hers) and tears out of your child’s math sessions by spending just 10 to 15 minutes on math, twice a day, for the difference is, you do it with them! Just think about it, you have spent that much time in the past just trying to get them back on track, right?  Instead of coaxing them to do something they are not ready for, do every other problem for them while they watch.  When there is a new concept, you will do three problems, and then the child will do one similar problem, and then repeat the process for this new concept.  Once the child understands a concept, you can gradually work back to doing one problem, and then the child does one similar problem.  On all previously learned problems you share them 50/50.  Math gets done quickly with great input, input, input!  Math struggles are then a thing of the past.


Tip# 2:  There is a big difference between understanding math operations and the rote memory of math facts.  Children that really know their math facts and don’t have to rely on the time consuming process of counting in the air or on their fingers, enjoy math more.  These children can zip through math operations pages with ease.  They experience fulfillment of correct answers instead of red circles on their page indicating wrong answers that have to be revisited.  Bluh!  Consider doing a Free Math Proficiency Assessment to find your child’s current math facts proficiency (email with Assessment in the subject line).  Give a one minute test as described in the instructions, submit the results and get recommendations as to what can make math easier for your child.

The Rapid Recall System takes from 7-9 minutes a day!  Scroll down on the Rapid Recall Page to hear from those who’ve tried it! Have a blessed day!