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Research has shown that children learn best from their parents. A family’s familiar communication styles, systems, and cues make learning easier, even on those days when things are a struggle. Regardless of whether you are working with a child on a neuro-developmental program from Little Giant Steps, or doing curriculum or homework; the best thing to keep up front is your sense of humor. Teach through the eyes of a child - full of wonder, craving adventure, loving discovery of new things, and most of all, loving the undivided attention and interaction between you and your son or daughter or both!
INTENSITY, FREQUENCY, SHORT DURATION
When there is fun in the air, there is an added dimension of intensity that children love! Intensity is one of the defining features of getting stimuli to the brain. Repeated intensity which leads us to the next step toward neurological efficiency is: Frequency (a couple of times a day). These two practices along with the last one I’ll mention will impact the brain to change, grow new pathways, and retain information.
Last,but not least is: Duration (short spirited sessions of two to ten minutes several times a day are more productive than spending a boring hour on a given subject). If you will focus on these three factors [Intensity, Frequency, and Duration] you will greatly impact any individual’s learning, whether on a formal neuro-developmental program, or not!
NOTICE: If some of you really don’t have any ideas for implementing fun with your child, please email me email@example.com and I’ll send you some examples you may like to incorporate into “teaching” your child and enjoying it more. God bless.
A Solution That Works!
For over twenty years Little Giant Steps has been providing evaluations, academic testing, screenings, developed neuro-developmental programs, neuro-educational curriculum, tools, and learning aides. We have witnessed thousands of children (despite age or I.Q.) discover learning can be fun, fulfilling, and confidence-building by utilizing programs that change the root of functional problems by addressing and changing the connections in the brain – the source of our cognitive, physical, social, and spiritual development! Please investigate. Then, take advantage of the free articles, auditory test kits, visual test kits, free webinars, and free consultations. When you discover the program that makes sense to you, follow up and do it! We work with people in our clinic, but also have great at-a-distance programs. In fact, Jan Bedell, our founder and mother of a challenged child, is so passionate about making the neuro-developmental/educational approach available to all who are searching for help, she’s developed a program that is done at home only. Developmental Foundations is one of many things she’s developed to help your child.
As a mother recently told me, “I realize with the changes I’ve seen in my daughter’s abilities to learn, and the her whole outlook on life improve, I can dedicate myself to working with her for however long it takes, because I now see and know that the time I invest with her will be a short time in MY life, but the benefits will for HER will be a whole LIFETIME!
Good luck! Parents know their children better than anyone. You can do anything you set as a priority. Go to www.littlegiantsteps.com and gain the knowledge you need to proceed in changing your child’s life. Help them experience their true God-given potential!
There is nothing more frustrating than not knowing what to do when your child clearly needs help! In my personal case, I knew something wasn’t quite on target, with my youngest son. Even his pre-school teacher talked to me about him. She said, “He is so bright, articulate, and comprehends beyond his years, but there’s a “glitch” somewhere. He can’t seem to do things he should be able to do. He may have a learning disability. Don’t misunderstand, your son has very high intellect, but I don’t know what we’re looking at, but I will tell you to watch and see how he develops in the next two years. You may need to find some intervention – I wish I knew more – just be aware.”
Seeking A Solution Can Be Frustrating
She was right. My son definitely had trouble learning things. While I’d watched my oldest son breeze through acquiring academic skills, my poor little one seemed like he was trapped in a glass bubble with no access to anything easily. He was so determined, and most painful of all, was that he was very much aware of what was happening around him and he would ask me, “Mom, what’s wrong with me…. I should be able to do things like other kids.” Then came the real heart breaker when he announced, “I’m just dumb, stupid! I can’t do what normal people do!”
It took me ten (10) years before I found a solution! It wasn’t because I wasn’t asking for help, either. I even became known as the pain in the” you-know-where” to all of the elementary teachers. They saw me as a meddling, over-protective mother hen. The schools wouldn’t test him, because he was doing above average work, even though they recognized he struggled terribly! He was so aware of the things he should be able to do, but couldn’t execute regardless of how much we drilled, coached, suffered. He could do advanced math in his head perfectly, but couldn’t translate that to paper. He showed all the signs of dyslexia, but no one would test him!!!!
Finally, I gave up on the school and drove 250 miles to a Montessori school to talk with them (I was ready to commute with him, because as each year went by, he got more and more discouraged and depressed.) They saved his life by telling me it sounded like he had a developmental problem. They thought I should seek out a professional neuro-developmental specialist. Was this a doctor? I’d never heard of such a professional. (I had a medical background and was surprised that I’d never heard of a neuro-developmental specialist.) No, most of them are teachers with specialty training in neuro-development, academic testing skills, and understand how to get these kids like my son on track. They even told me some of the kids they knew had their learning disability eliminated! Needless to say, I found a neuro-developmental specialist with these skills. I had my son evaluated. He had dyslexia (even though they were not big on labels), he also had some serious eye tracking/ hand coordinating problems and they had us see a developmental optometrist. They put a program together. We saw our son begin to blossom in so many ways. Today he’s the one with the doctorate in our family!! See us tomorrow for part 2.
Remember, learning issues, disabilities do NOT have to be a life sentence!
Little Giant Steps will be offering Neuro-developmental Screenings in OKC on May 2nd. We have a few appointment times open. If you or anyone you know would like to take advantage of this special offering: $25 for each family member, plus a free seminar to teach how to interpret the testing and discover your child’s current level of processing, and resources you can use at home; please have them contact Neuro-Educational Specialist, Ruth Young (be sure to give her your phone number). Ruth will be providing screenings that day. She will schedule your child, give details, and answer any questions.
Thank you for sharing this information with those who are seeking help for thier child.
Early Learning Foundations is a program developed by Jan Bedell, the Brain Coach, who was the founder of Little Giant Steps. It is program based on the Neurodevelopmental Approach. For those lucky enough to seek an educational program that also addresses the root causes of learning struggles, they will discover the difference between teaching coping and compensating techniques, and actually fixing the underlying problem.
Ok, now be exposed to what this mom has to say about Early Learning Foundations:
“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! JP & Co. Have a great day from all of us at Little Giant Steps!
Founders’ Bible Corner
The Founders’ Bible by David Barton has been a wonderful addition to knowledge by combining the NASV scripture, along with history segments and biographical information on key Americans. Today we’ll share excerpts we feel will help you to gain from this time-warranted commentary.
Founders’ Bible page xvii
“Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.” So wrote Charles E. Weller in 1867…
If ever there was a time for those of us who profess faith in Christ, who are by His own pronouncement “the sale of the earth, the light of the world, a city set on a hill” – If ever there was a time to let our light shine before men that they may see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven, it is now. If ever there was a time to do all things without murmuring and disputing, so that we might be blameless and harmless, the sons of God without rebuke in the midst of a wicked and perverse generation, it is now.
If ever there was a time for the redeemed of the Lord to say so, it is now. If ever there was a time to stir up the gift that is in us, no longer ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor drawing back for fear of rejection and ridicule, it is now. If ever there was a time to hold fast the pattern of sound words, standing in the grace of Christ and enduring hardships as good soldiers, it is now.
If ever there was a time to shun profane and vain babbling and to flee youthful lusts, it is now. If ever there was a time for diligence in presenting our case for Christ with dignity, it is now. If ever there was a time for private piety to become public virtue, it is now.
In front of an old Family Bible, I found these words…
This Book contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable.
Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you. It is the traveler’s map, the pilgrim’s staff, the pilot’s compass, the soldier’s sword, and the Christian’s charter. Her Paradise is restored, Heaven opened, and the Grates of Hell disclosed.
Christ is its Grand Subject, our good its design, and the Glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet.
Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure. It is given you in life, will be opened at the judgment, and be remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, rewards the greatest labor, and condemns all who trifle with its holy contents.
This volume is the Word of God.
There are great blessing that abound in the lives of those who love and follow the Word of God. And those who reject it do so to their own harm. That is true of individuals as well as nations. If ever there was a time that was true, it is most assuredly now.
May you cherish the Bible, and let the Spirit of God write its words upon the tablets of your heart. May you feet be found walking in its ways, you hands engaged in labor according to its high standards. May it frame the content of your speech and hold the harness of your desires. May your dreams be en-kindled by its precepts, and your ambitions steered by its unerring compass.
The apostle Paul, while in prison for preaching the Gospel, wrote, “but the word of God is not imprisoned” (2 Timothy 2:9). There is great irony in the fact that when the powers of darkness orchestrated the imprisonment of Paul through the efforts of religious fanatics, his imprisonment became the occasion for the unleashing of the Word of God. Had Paul not been locked up, there is good evidence to conclude that we would not have much of the New Testament as we know it today. Through Paul was bound in chains when we wrote it, there are not prison bars strong enough to hold back God’s Word from anyone anywhere. Thus, you hold it in your hands even now.
If ever there was a time fo the Word of God to be freshly unleashed… it is now!
Ones age does not eliminate the prospect of becoming good at math, reading, and learning in general as far as Little Giant Steps (LGS) is concerned. As we’ve informed parents, teachers, and grandparents for over twenty years; when lower levels of the brain are organized, the auditory and visual processing abilities are functioning up to grade level, and dominance is established, all can be successfully developed at any time and the dysfunction becomes function.
How Can That Be?
The feature in the brain called “plasticity” allows the brain to change, heal, and gain function that may not be fully developed. As was explained in part 1, when we don’t get the required neuro-stimulation from crawling, experiencing most of our pre-toddler time on our tummies; many of us grow up with either poor neuro-connections between the brain and body. Cross-patterning movements are a normal part of developmental steps and they help to organize the lower levels of the brain, but also help map the brain, and build linkages to the hemispheres of the brain – dominant and sub-dominant. If the brain lacks efficiency in sending messages and getting lightening-fast response from the body; learning becomes very difficult. But, that’s not the end of the story! Like going to a gym to build muscles, the brain can be “exercised” to build strong neuro-pathways, or connections. The same processes in building up muscles that are underdeveloped, have the same relationship to strengthening exercise. It will work. How long it takes to reach maximum function is as individual as the person.
It’s All In God’s Natural Plan
When we utilize The Neurodevelopmental Approach, whether it be in the form of an individualized neurodevelopmental program recommended by the Neuro-Educational Specialist, or Neurodevelopmentalist following a full evaluation, and academic testing, or if utilizing a program created by LGS’ Brain Coach, Jan Bedell, such a Developmental Foundations, or Early Learning Foundations; both apply the specific neurodevelopmental movements that stimulate specific areas of the brain that results in improved function. Scientific research has continued to prove our neuro-educational programs as being true. They can now “view” brain responses electrically through the use of technology. They can see how the brain will re-route connections around damaged areas, and build new areas of function. It’s truly amazing…. it truly God’s design. We are blessed to work with a natural plan. No drugs are needed. Parents of those children who have completed our programs bear testament to the life-changing results.
Little Giant Steps is please to announce we have joined the Homeschool Block! We invite you to drop in, see our booth, and don’t miss out on the book shelves! Be sure to scroll down from the booth and get a great view of our best products to help your child or family member become the best student, improved communicator and have the highest performance possible!
Many of our clients are homeschooling, and we thought it was high time we join the ranks of service providers on a national basis. Jan Bedell, M.Ed., M.ND. also known as “The Brain Coach®”, has devoted the past twenty+ years to creating curriculum, educational supplements, tools, and aides that will “Make Learning Easier.” Little Giant Steps rescues those who are suffering from learning issues, struggle with memory, or have special needs. By the way, you are never too old or young to gain increased abilities! The brain retains the ability to change for the better due to a unique feature called neuroplasticity. This feature allows injuries to heal, new neuro-pathways (connections) to develop, and offers developmental steps that may have been missed when you were small to be acquired. One of our clients exclaimed, “This so great! Now, I can remember what I know, I can retain what I’ve studied, and I can get 100% on my test scores!” One of our adult clients said, “For the first time in my life, I can drive to a location without studying a map or using GPS….. I just remember and go ~ life is so much better without the anxiety and the frustration I’ve had all my life!”
Everyone can benefit from having a better organized brain, improved processing abilities, and internal efficiency in communication between the brain and body! Oh, by the way, this modality of making learning easier is called, The Neurodevelopment Approach! It can be a family affair! It can be fun, too! All it requires is about 2 min. a day, twice a day.
Many of Jan’s programs give you video training,some are CDs and all give written instructions. The activities are not difficult to do, they just need to be done as directed…. after all…. you are creating an environment in which more efficient neuro-pathways are being constructed in the brain. All this is so you or your loved ones can think, remember, comprehend, and even perform better! Please accept our invitation! We’ll see you on the block! God bless.
For many years I’ve seen children, teens, and even adults discover what it’s like to be one of those people who do not struggle every day and really enjoy life. You see, Little Giant Steps’ Programs are so revolutionary, because when folks have difficulty with their thinking and learning processes, memory, getting themselves organized, or coordinating their brain and body activities; what they are really suffering from is neuro-inefficiency. AND…. what causes neuro-(lack of typical mind/body neuro-pathways) is a matter of having missed some of the vital neuro-developmental activities when they were small! They are called developmental steps that either we had the opportunity to complete them successfully when we were tiny or we didn’t!
The way to “fix” those areas lacking the funtion that is dictated by their age and grade level, is to stimulate the brain in very specific, yet simple, and consistent patterns of activities. The secret to creating new connections between the brain and body is by doing these specific, recommended activities following one of two ways. Evaluations by a Neruo-Educational Specialist or Neurodevelopmentalist, who have knowledge and training to test the individual and then write an individualized program suited to each person’s needs. Or, our founder, Jan Bedell, M.Ed.,M.ND. (the Brain Coach) has created curriculum, supplemental program, or basic at-home programs that will often times resolve issues. These programs, Early Learning Foundation, Developmental Foundations, Rapid Recall System, and many more you can find on our website store. It is through these highly effective activities that we do programs uniquely with “Intensity, Duration, and Frequency”.
Don’t just take my word, link to the success stores where you will be introduced to many people whose lives were changed dramatically, and most importantly ~ happily. While you’re there check out Neurodevelopmental Testing of people from 5 to 55 improved by utilizing the Neurodevelopmental Approach. It will show you what can be accomplished in a short amount of time with their reading comprehension, math, reading word recognition. Just remember, learning problems, issues, or disabilities DO NOT have to last a lifetime! Come back soon!