Posts Tagged ‘Dyslexic’
This CD created at Little Giant Steps helps improve self-esteem, self-control, and helps to establish your child’s identity in Christ. Included on this CD are the following: Positive Affirmations, Phone Etiquette, Positive Responses to Situations, Manners, Greetings, Blessings, Self-Discipline, and Love Letters from God.
PLUS, GET AN ADDED ACADEMIC BONUS
Let your child listen to these tracks over and over again to increase their auditory processing ability and to cement into their heart, mind and soul what a special and unique person God has created.
It may surprise you that learning (receiving, comprehending, remembering, storing and recalling information) can be improved at any time and at any age, if you will do the right activity in the right way, for the right amount of time, and do it frequently. You see, we at Little Giant Steps, don’t work with symptoms and try to have the child or adult cope and compensate for the problem. We work at the root cause in the brain. The brain is not hard wired. If you have suffered with learning difficulties, it’s time to take about five minutes out of your day and improve your learning abilities. The great by-product of getting your brain and body to communicate efficiently, is that you (or your child) will discover what life is like without anxiety, frustration and feelings of doubt and suffering from constant little failures on a daily basis.
Please read the free articles on our website. Inform yourself, gain knowledge, then get busy with either helping your child or yourself learn what true potential (we call it neuro-efficiency – when the brain and body have lightening fast connections can be). Gaining though development, whether it be at the gym, on the track, or doing other body/brain-building, it takes time. The time is dependent how fast your body responds to stimuli that initiates growth. In our line of work, we are growing connections between the brain and body. If your processing abilities are lagging, then you will have difficulty holding information in short-term memory. If you can’t hold information in short-term memory, then it doesn’t have a chance to move into long-term memory. That’s a real bummer when you know you’ve heard the information, but for the life of you, can’t recall details.
Development Takes Time, Intensity, and Frequency
If you want to see change, then you need to be like the body-builder.. He or She goes to the gym knowing they need to show up and do the training daily. Gaining your full potential in learning or academics, is no different. I will tell you this truth: If you will commit to doing each activity for two minutes, twice a day, in 4 months or perhaps sooner, you will see and know there is an improved difference in performance. Some people have described it like having been on a dial-up connection, and then experiencing what a high-speed line is like! For most, they say it happens very subtly, then it’s like one day the say, “Wow! I did that…. I did it correctly….. I didn’t even think about it…. I can do this….!!!”
Jan Bedell, the Brain Coach, has brought not only hope, but life-long change to thousands of people’s academic abilities. One of the “at-home” programs she’s developed is Developmental Foundations Program, people are reporting fantastic results. If you just want to increase your ability to process information and retain it better, I’d suggest you order a FREE Auditory Test Kit. It will give you feedback as to your or your child’s processing ability or level. All the details are in the kit. Then, get some Digit Span Cards, or make your own and get busy. If you have trouble with remembering what you see, then order the FREE Visual Test Kit. Then, as one mom said, ”Just do it! I ordered this stuff and really didn’t get with the program, then we had a wake-up call at a teachers conference, and committed that I would DO the program. It works! I felt some guilt that I delayed helping my child. It’s easy, but you need to “DO IT” and then you can sit back and know you gave your child a gift that will serve them the rest of their lives. Not many gifts will do that.!”
DETAILED READING COMPREHENSION ~ To comprehend what is read not only takes the ability to read the words but to hold all the pieces of information together. Here is a fun and easy way that readers from Kg through 3rd grade can be to encouraged to develop the art of attention to detail. Three levels provide 900 practice sentences as well as 450 questions to check their work. Now there is also a Junior level included!
The three Junior levels starts with listening comprehension which has proven to be one of the foundational building blocks of reading comprehension.
Software required: Adobe Reader or PDF compatible software.
See it here:http://www.littlegiantsteps.com/xcart/product.php?productid=1334&cat=63&page=2
More Details: Detailed Reading Comprehension works on developing and improving the following:
1) Understanding that word combinations have very
2) Attention to detail
3) Discrimination skills
4) Knowledge of positional words ( under, over, in, above,
5) Recognizing punctuation symbols (question mark,
comma, exclamation mark, period, etc.)
6) Processing skills
7) Short-term memory skills
8) Learning 60 Sight words
DRC includes instructions, 3 colored Picture Response Cards, Viewer Page, Answer Keys, 60 Flash Cards, as well as printable pages on a disk that include 900 Detailed Reading Sentences, Detailed Reading Comprehension Questions and much more.
Even beginning readers can benefit from DRC. Only 22 words have to be learned in order to begin the exercise of reading for details to mark a response card correctly. After reading the sentence you have to remember: which grammatical symbol do I make? Does it go above, below, or on the object? Was it the motorcycle or the fish bowl? What size am I to look for? Now what was the color to use to mark the card correctly? Oh my! There are lots of details to remember in DRC!
Today I received a note from a girl who has struggled her whole life with severe dyslexia. Her ability to communicate, was amazing! There are so many bright, wonderful people in this world I wished we could reach and share with them. There are better answers to dyslexia than just learning coping and compensating strategies. It’s unfortunate so many educators have been indoctrinated into thinking there is no way out of this disability. I am here to tell you there is! Here are some of our test results.
View this video: A mom of a dyslexic 10 year old boy. You see, if you work at the root cause level of these disabilities, they can be remedied. Here’s another mom who worked with her son with a neurodevlopmental program over 30 years ago! You see…. “It’s In The Wiring”!
Little Giant Steps exploits the capability of the neuroplasticity of the brain to create, repair and develop new connections. If nothing is changed in the brain of the dyslexic person, then the function doesn’t change. But, if you do the activities we’ve been doing with clients for almost two decades; we see them walk away from the symptoms that define the dyslexia label. They walk away from the dysfunction. They discover what it’s like to have good input and good output. They discover what it’s like to be neurologically efficient. Their brain and body can communicate like never before, because there are newly formed neuro-pathways!
If you want to learn more on how to move beyond the dyslexia functional ability, then I suggest you order the Dyslexia Workshop by Jan Bedell, The Brain Coach. She has made this wonderful educational presentation available from some of her professional workshops done this spring. This one is a “how to” workshop. She’s priced it at $14.97! What a bargain for something that can make a difference for the rest of a person’s life! It’s never too late! The neuroplasticity of the brain is there to be worked with at any age! YOU and this wonder girl I heard from today can get started today in making a difference for the rest of ones life!
Parenting an atypical, learning disabled, or struggling student can be devastating, especially if you’ve exhausted all resources, and decided to homeschool only to discover you are overwhelmed, unprepared, and feel like somehow you have to do it all by yourself for the sake of your child. So, let’s set the record straight:
1. You are not alone.
2. Most of all you need knowledge to find the right solution – one that suits your lifestyle, family, and it is tried and tested.
3. Solutions are available – right now, today, if you will just reach out for your sake, and the sake of your child.
4. Challenging life journeys prove much better when you walk with someone who can teach, support, and problem-solve with you.
5. Investing your time, energy, improving your knowledge will not only set your child free from learning issues, but it will set you free.
6. Powerful payoffs in relationships, love, respect, pride, and enormous stores of love grow as long as you take care of yourself, too.
7. An eternal bond is built between you and your child from meeting these challenges together, in fact the whole family reaps benefits.
8. Little Giant Steps, a neuro-educational/developmental consulting group has been helping with life-changing programs for over 20 years.
LEARNING DISABILITIES, DYSFUNCTION,OR STRUGGLES DO NOT HAVE TO BE A LIFE SENTENCE
Little Giant Steps (LGS) knows the struggles, challenges, disappointments, and frustrations of parents who know their children should be able to learn, but aren’t. We applaud the many homeschool parents who decided they had to rescue their children. They had witnessed their son or daughter getting chewed up, and spit out to their detriment in public and some private schools. They felt, saw, and wept because they knew their child had potential, but no one in all the traditional places were able to seemly do anything to help them overcome their daily anguish of failing to thrive from their learning experiences. To start, take the SURVEY. It’s free. A Certified Neuro-Educational Specialist will review it, and respond to you with recommendations, if any are needed. Do it. Do it now. Stop the cycle of defeat. If you want to talk to us, call 972-758-1260. Or, email us with your questions, if you prefer: Office@littlegiantsteps.com
WHAT IS PARAMOUNT IN ALL OF THIS? YOU!
I had the good fortune to a subscriber of a blog written by Dr. Rita Eichenstein’, PhD. She specializes in pediatric neuropsychology, psychotherapy, and parenting skills. She’s learned through more than 20 years of clinical experience how important the parents’ emotional health is to an atypical kid’s future success. Do yourself a favor, and take the time to read her sage and wise information about being a parent of a unique child. She says what I want to say to all of you parents. “Take Care Of Yourself” – but she says it better. “Put On Your Oxygen Mask First!”. Be blessed.
Here are the facts: If your child spent a lot of time sitting in seats, jumpers, walkers, swings, and all those neat gadgets designed for them to be on their backs instead of their tummies (as babies require for normal and natural neuro-development), the needed neuro-connections are not as developed as they must be to achieve academically! The trouble is, no one told us putting our kids in positions where we could easily make eye contact with them was a bad thing and could be a determent to their learning abilities! No one said, “Leave that baby on the floor to crawl for as long as possible! The really good news about all this…… these connections can be made at any time or any age! There is a solution! Little Giant Steps has been successfully bringing families out of the fear, anxiety and dismal experiences into the best thing possible – A child who is at the top of his potential academically. Our clients (listen to them on our website) are amazed with how great their kids can be!
You see, babies need to “develop” and organize their brains early on through their sensory systems. The best way for all their sensory systems to be multi-tasking and give their brain multi-sensory experiences that causes neuro-connections to develop is by laying and scooting around on their tummies all waking hours. They will also develop all the vital muscles to later use to hold up their head, move, and finally to walk and run. Without these sensory sessions, they may seem fine until they are in the vicinity of first grade. Typically parents will tell us ever so slowly they realized their child was struggling, was unhappy, and was starting to hate school. These children who are left in an incomplete developmental state can’t organize their thoughts, some can’t track with their eyes to read successfully, their perceptual motor abilities are limited, and the list goes on.
Little Giant Steps is all about fixing those functional problems from the inside out! We are here to teach you to unlock your child’s learning potential. There are several ways to do that, but first you need to investigate who and what we are and how we operate. If we make sense, then get busy and contact us and stop the insanity you see playing out before your very eyes!
Here’s what I suggested to a tutor:
You really need to look at the educational products we have created at Little Giant Steps (LGS). We have many tutors, and even schools utilizing our Rapid Recall System, Detailed Reading, Early Learning Foundation, and for older kids who struggle with learning Developmental Foundations. While you work for the academics successes, you can add to the lifetime improvement of brain organization, processing, short-term memory with LGS products because they have all anyone needs for improved functional abilities built in!
We treat root causes, not symptoms. We work with fixing the functional problems, instead of typical coping and compensating strategies. Get acquainted with us on our home site: www.littlegiantsteps.com and for our research done in schools: www.lgseducationalservices.com. Thanks for your consideration. Let us know what you think!
“I was just thinking about you guys the other day! I can’t thank God enough for bringing Little Giant Steps (LGS) into my life! Because of you guys I love learning now! I couldn’t have graduated high school and have gone to college and studied orchestration if it wasn’t for LGS! I’m enjoying so much composing worship music and living the dream I had when I was just a young girl. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”
Be encouraged and seek the desires of your heart for you or your child. To remember, to comprehend, to be strong, and coordinated is the function LGS brings about in the lives with whom we work. Little Giant Steps is here to accelerate typical or gifted individuals, as well as those struggling as Allison was at one point early in her life. Our brain training programs can only leave anyone, who does the work, in a much better functional condition than before. Those who have completed the program say, “I am so happy and more confident in my abilities than ever before – I am succeeding where before I was failing!”
Suggestion: The Neurodevelopmental Approach to academics takes the stress out of academic performance (output) by providing lots of information (input). Don’t send your child off to another room to do an entire page of math drills of a concept they are struggling with or just learning; this kills the motivation to learn and any enjoyment of learning! Take the stress and tears out of your math sessions by spending just 10 to 15 minutes on math, twice a day. During these short math sessions, when you are teaching a new concept, the parent/teacher should do three problems and then have the student do one similar problem and repeat. Once the student understands a concept, you can gradually work up to the parent/teacher doing one problem and the student doing one similar problem. For more information on The Neurodevelopmental Approach, please visit www.littlegiantsteps.com. P.S. Rapid Recall System takes from 7 to 9 min. a day and you visit it twice daily! See details for those who’ve tried it!
Dominance is a huge determining factor in the brain’s ability to store and retrieve information. In order to be neurologically efficient (like a defragged computer), your brain must be neurologically organized – one hemisphere must dominate and coordinate your entire body. The determination for dominance starts with the hand. Hand dominance is genetically predetermined and should not be encouraged one way or the other. It should emerge by the time a child is 3 to 8 years of age. If an individual is right handed it is much more efficient for the right ear, eye, and foot to be dominant as well. If left handed it is best to be completely dominant on the left side. To be right eared or eyed does not mean that you have better hearing or vision in your right; it means that your right directs which hemisphere of the brain information is stored.
For information about testing for dominance and what to do if your child is mixed dominant, read the following article: http://www.littlegiantsteps.com/documents/Learning%20Disabilities%20Article.pdf