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Should I Home School My Child Who Needs Intervention?

HS-SPYOU CAN, YOU SHOULD!      (This is the first of a series Jan Bedell will be presenting at Teach Them Diligently Convention Friday March 20 @ 10:30am – Rm: Lincoln D)

The traditional technique for struggling learners is more one-on-one instruction. What better place to get that assistance than at home, as well as a nurturing environment! As the parent you are actually the expert on your child. Now all you need are specific tools to create great strides forward! This workshop will also explore the pros and cons of labeling and how to make curriculum work for struggling learners. Should you home school your special needs child? The answer is a resounding YES!  Jan Bedell, Certified Master Neurodevelopmentalist, teacher,  founder of Little Giant Steps and retired home school teacher  utilized this approach with her challenged daughter and discovered  she was capable of levels of academics not thought possible!  When you change the brain by building vast neuro-connections, then functional abilities improve in all areas.  Jan has been teaching families how to unlock the real learning potential of children, teens and adults suffering from learning issues. It doesn’t matter the age or I.Q. when a person becomes neurologically efficient , life improves because functional abilities improve in academic, social, and physical.


The key to success is to have the right tools and knowledge. Little Giant Steps, a neuro-educational/developmental consulting group, provides training and materials.   First, we need to find out the specific areas not up to grade or age level.  We offer free surveys to help determine specific areas that need improvement. Access to this service is located on the homepage ( A certified neuro-educational specialist will review the survey and make recommendations. Recommendations could range from meeting needs through an at-home program,  a screening, or a professional evaluation and program.  The at-home programs (depending on the age or situation) could be Early Learning Foundations 1, 2 ,or 3, Developmental Foundations, or Advanced Brain Training. All were created by Jan Bedell, PhD, M.ND. to serve people struggling with learning difficulties.  Educational materials are incorporated into the programs, as a way of testing the results every four months to assess the improvement in specific areas of functional abilities.  This approach (The Neuro-Developmental Approach) is a natural process of cognitive and physical development. This is an educational modality, which does not use drugs and has over twenty years of successful intervention through partnering with parents and supplying them the tools to make positive life-changes for the struggling individual, as well as the entire family.


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?


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!