Posts Tagged ‘Out of Control Behavior’
in the way they should go, according to the Lord. We are complicated beings. We can be as good as gold, or as bad as evil. All of us were given free will to do as we choose. However, there have been exceedingly helpful guidelines laid down that can bring about a glorious, and wonderfully resilient family life if we choose to follow them. It has to do with how we treat each other, and how we choose to treat our children. I recently ran across this passage and thought it may be inspirational to many who read this, regardless of your religious persuasion, it’s soundness prevails, because it brings us all together with a code of behavior that results in respect, harmony and love.
Little Giant Steps abides by these principles and teaches families to persevere when they are in the role of teacher. We seek love, respect, honor and an adhering to rules that will help their children increase their learning abilities. It is such a delight to see the “problem” child move from being frustrated and uncooperative to one who gains curiosity, confidence and capabilities that were there, just under the surface, but untouched through developmental actions as are required for neuro-efficiency. See how they did when tested for progress and performance.
Ephesians 6: 1 – 4
This is titled “Children and Parents”. It begins: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.” It reminds children to honor their parents and none of this is new. But it also carries a note to parents: “…do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Parents are to instruct children in the way of the Lord and children should listen and honor their parents. God has set forth how we need to treat one another and both children and parents are accountable to God for how they treat each other. As long as we remember that we are accountable for how we love one another and treat one another to God, we will be more likely to be careful and act with kindness toward each other.
Many times parents overlook the necessity to teach about honor and respect starting with toddlers, pre-schoolers, and beyond. Children, as all humans, by nature are pretty self-centered. We want what we want, when we want it! Parents are on the hook to teach civility, sharing, being patient, communicating, rather than exploding emotionally when we are frustrated, to be kind, gentle, and loving.
I was on the hook to choose the way in which we should go over and over this past weekend with my twin 4 year old grandsons. They are at an age where they would rather do their thing, than listen to instructions and obey. We had a talk about being polite to one another, we had a talk about obeying and being respectful. I had to explain about God’s ways and how he wants us to love and respect each other. I had to explain there were costs associated with their non-compliance to our rules. They would loose privileges like riding their tricycles, or going swimming, etc. I am so glad they are aware of the choices, aware of God’s code of conduct, and are gaining a sense that they have to be considerate to others. However, I must take the time to be considerate of them and take the required moments to “teach” them the way they should go. Otherwise, we both loose on a personal, community, state and national level! What’s your choice?
June 19, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
You might ask:
Why are my children struggling with schoolwork and in life?
Why can’t they follow directions or remember to do their chores or brush their teeth?
It’s not your child’s fault, but may be a symptom of a brain foundation problem called “poor auditory processing”.
Years ago people believed that the brain couldn’t change, that it was hard-wired and a person was just stuck with what they had. Now we know that with specific game-like activities, the brain can gain abilities just like a muscle can gain strength. In this webinar you will hear about the wide-reaching effects of poor processing, how to test for it and what can be done to improve this vital skill.
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Webinar #2, Be There!
8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 14th, 2012.
Register Now: Office@LittleGiantSteps.com Put Webinar 2 in the subject line, and you will be sent a link to join this excellent free webinar. Here’s what you can expect to learn about:
Just like foundation issues in a building can cause all sorts of problems, foundation issues in a child’s brain can cause them to struggle to reach their full potential. Parents often wonder why their bright child has so many difficulties in school. They may even ask themselves, “Does my child have Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, Low Auditory Processing or a form of Autism?”
Don’t brand your child with a label before exploring the “foundation” issues that can cause the symptoms you see. Become informed about how the brain works or often struggles to work. Learn practical skills that train the brain and unlock its full potential for a bright future for your child. If they’ve already received a label just know this, labels don’t have to last a lifetime! Learn how to make the change from “struggling” to “learning with ease”!
Little Giant Steps is delighted to sponsor “a time of learning” for parents who want to see their child’s learning made easy. If you’ve read our blog at all, you will know that not only do we serve those from babes to seniors in helping their brains become more organized and their thinking more efficient; we also increase academic scores for the gifted, typical, and learning disabled. Some say, “We understood your worked with ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Down Syndrome, and other learning disabilities.” Yes, that is true, but we also recognize our techniques work just as well with those who have unique talents, but need better lower level brain organization, or who have difficulty with coordination, memory, behavior control, etc. Humans come in all different flavors, if you will.
Since we work with the natural enhancement of neuro-development, we can address universal human conditions in a variety of circumstances. It’s not magic, it’s all about development and increasing the communications between the brain and the body. We assess the individual, both academically, and their neuro-developmental status, then an ND educational specialist will write a program to address those areas where function is lagging or non-existent. By stimulating the brain and body, the activities address many of the brain and body systems; we create neuro-pathways and develop improved function. Just like a guy who trains with weight training to gain strength; the neuro-educational programs we provide also develops strength and increased function in a broad range of skills. Reading, Math, Comprehension, Organized Thinking, Increased Memory Function are the by-products of what we do. When a person reaches their “grade-level” of function, then their brain and body will continue to serve their own individual quests in life. Humans continue to develop throughout their lives. We are not static. We can go forward or backward, depending on what we do with our brains and bodies, how we nourish ourselves or our children, and the experiences we encounter. Read what our parents say about the experiences they’ve encountered.
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Jan Bedell, founder of Little Giant Steps, was a teacher for 20 years, then she specialized in the “Neuro-Developmental Approach”. She has a masters degree in education and is a master neuro-educational specialist. She has created curriculum for schools, and has made it her life mission to help humanity become acquainted with how learning can be easy, if the brain and body have the advantage of doing what’s needed to reach it’s highest and greatest potential.
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Children and adults have been given labels of ADD and ADHD in sky-rocketing numbers in the past few decades. As all labels, they are to describe an object or, in this case, a set of symptoms. LGS, Little Giant Steps, is an educational consulting group who is responding to the “root causes” of ADD and ADHD with life-changing methods utilized in The Neurodevelopmental Approach. We rely on the use of natural features of the brain to repair itself through specific brain stimulation techniques that any adult or child can do. See our website and learn more about this exciting technology that only God could have provided.
Parents seek our neuro-educational services due to many and varied learning and behavioral issues. Some recognize learning delays or struggles. Other things are more subtle or sometimes not so subtle unique behaviors, such as a child’s continual encroachment of other people’s space, or attention-seeking behavior when a parent or teacher becomes occupied. It’s true, there are times that these behaviors are just a part of early development, but when these types of behaviors persist beyond three, then it may be time to have them checked out. Little Giant Step’s modality of working with the root causes through the neuro-educational assessment, deals with looking at the dysfunction or inappropriate function and deals with it by exploiting the part of the brain that is capable of “changing function”. This feature in the brain that lends itself to our type of intervention is called “neuroplasticity”. Through stimulating brain- based activities to address gaps in the natural development, the child, teen or even adult’s negative, odd, or disruptive behavior can changed or be left behind. It’s amazing how improving the lower levels of brain organization, increased auditory and visual processing, dealing with dominance issues can dramatically change an individual’s life-long interactions for the better! Time and time again we see behavior improving and levels of maturity becoming more appropriate. Here’s a note from a mother on this matter:
“Kaden has settled down a bit and here’s some really good news. We spent over three hours getting our cell phones changed out the other day and he didn’t do any of the personal body space invasion or intense attention getting activities he usually does. He was just your typical bored 9 year old boy. Woop woop! Thanks for everything LGS!!” Blessings, Sandi
Here’s an article written by an associate Kay Ness, ICAN Certified Neurodevelopmentalist:
So, the parent is confronted by a situation where the child has been saddled with a label based on symptoms. Treatment consists of psycho-stimulant drugs combined with counseling to best control those symptoms. Some educational accommodations may be recommended. It looks like a hopeless case.
It has been stated that if the only tool you have is a hammer, the entire world is a nail. With the tool of evaluating mental disabilities based on symptoms (that the brain is static and fixed, that compensation and training and controlling with drugs are the only possible treatments), then indeed, it is hopeless. But, using the tools of scientifically validated brain plasticity and neurological organization achieved by neurodevelopmental programs, remediation and elimination of these symptoms responsible for the diagnosis is possible.
Some react to the subjectivity of the diagnosis of ADD by saying that it does not exist. For some children, this may be the case. But some children are very distractible, cannot sit still, are impulsive and over stimulated in noisy environments and do have trouble learning because of these issues. The question is: why is this child distractible? Why does this child fidget, put his hands over his ears, not process what is said to him, not visually focus on printed material, or have to get up and move constantly? What are the underlying causes of these symptoms?
Stay tuned for the rest of the story next time…..
It may surprise you that learning (receiving, comprehending, remembering, storing and recalling information) can be improved at any time and at any age. 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 failure 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 can be. It will take some time, but in 4 months of being on the Developmental Foundations Program, people are reporting fantastic results.
As we close our week long annual meeting and re-certifying conference, we are so thankful for our leadership in Jan Bedell, (also known as The Brain Coach). She is the President and founder of Little Giant Steps (LGS). Jan has had 20 successful years as a neuro-educational specialist. Her success has changed the lives of thousands. She and her team of neuro-educational specialists intervene daily in the lives of children, teens and adults with learning disabilities. This week of professional education made all of us recognize how blessed and grateful we are to work in the field of Neuro-development and at LGS with Jan. Jan also is a certified and experienced teacher who has created products and curriculum to help set those with learning disabilities free. As we, the team, have witnessed in our own children’s lives, and in the lives of our clients, “Learning Disabilities (ADD, ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, PDD, Down syndrom, and other labels) are not life sentences.” See our testimonies.
Currently LGS is providing a “Dyslexia Workshop” for $14.97 that you can download or receive a DVD. This is an hour-long training session for parents, teachers, day-care, and after-school providers. You will get knowledge on “how to” fix dyslexia and how you can make a significant difference in your child’s life. The symptoms of dyslexia can be eliminated, and without symptoms, then dyslexia no longer exists. The statements, “You must accept your Dyslexia,” or “Concentrate on improving your coping & compensating skills, instead of “curing” Dyslexia” are no longer true. There are new modalities, the brain can change!
Two other “at-home-programs” she has created are: # 1. For pre-school typical children (ages 2-5) or for older children who are mentally challenged, the ”Early Learning Foundations “. This program provides readiness for school in math, reading, writing, but most importantly it will assure your child is neurologically efficient and functioning efficiently, as well.
# 2. For 6 yr. olds to college age the “Developmental Foundations” has been successful in helping individuals eliminate learning gaps. Academic scores go up, behavior can improve and their ability to organize themselves is much improved.
We’re thankful for parents who recognize there is something “not the way it should be” or “quirky in the learning area” and choose to seek answers where the root causes (in the brain) can be changed so the function & development is completed and normal. See the our test results of what happened to these struggling individuals. The door for success was opened and they are on their way to functioning in the range of their true, God-given potential.
Today I received a picture of my 5 year old grandson dressed as Dracula! He looked pretty scary. I’ve seen him through many costumes. My favorite was when he was a little leprechaun, at age one and a half!
So while children dawn all kinds of scary outfits for this weekend’s Halloween, I wanted to address something I’ve found that parent’s are sometimes frightened about when it comes to their children.
A parent told me of her child struggling with schoolwork. She knew she was bright enough, but she couldn’t seem to organize her thoughts or remember things from one day to the next. She said she was scared for her child’s sake. She is loosing all her self-confidence and seems to be loathing herself, because she’s just not doing as well in school as she knows she can and she’s frustrated most of the time.
With a worried look on her face, she asked,”What does Little Giant Steps do?”
First, we are a neuro-educational consulting group. I explained we simply test the child to see what a child’s, teen’s or adult’s current academic placement is by utilizing the same testing instruments utilized in schools. Those scores establish benchmarks as to the current academic performance. Next, we check to see how neurologically efficient they are functioning in areas required for learning. Lastly, we look at their developmental status. They are checked on 6 levels of functional abilities and 9 levels of development. The Neuro-Educational Specialist does the evaluation, then based on those areas where the child, teen or adult is having difficulty or show symptoms diagnosed in learning disabilities, an individual program is devised and very specific activities, cognitive and physical are recommended to help develop those areas in the brain that are not functioning up to that person’s grade or age level. Then we teach the parent how to work with the child at home. We re-evaluate every 4 months and re-adjust the program until all of the symptoms or deficits are remedied or they are functioning at grade or age level. This type of neuro-educational intervention is effective on so many kinds of developmental and educational under-performance. It works for Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, Autism, PDD, Dysgraphia, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, and many other learning disabilities, even brain trauma. It works because its a matter of re-wiring the brain so it can function with be best possible neurological efficiency, organization in the lower levels of the brain, and processing abilities and many more advantages when it comes to learning.
Just last week an articleappeared that again confirms what we have known for two decades, but without brain scans: “Imaging Study Reveals Brain Function of Poor Readers Can Improve.” The study appears in the May 1 Biological Psychiatry and was funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), one of the National Institutes of Health. According to Dr. Sally Shaywitz (a member of the research team), the results show that “Teaching matters and good teaching can change the brain in a way that has the potential to benefit struggling readers.” I am happy to report we are in our third year of working in public schools, gathering research data, teaching teachers how to utilize our programs and this year one of the schools we are in our second year of working with them, they went from academically unacceptable to an exemplary school! So, now we hope to teach the teachers what we have known and done for thousands of individuals. We know it’s all about input and stimulating the brain to get more efficient and re-wire or create new neuro-pathways.
The one thing about being a parent of a child, or even being that person who doesn’t seem to function like everyone else around you, is that there is nothing to fear. Learning disabilities are not a life sentence. Much can be done to alleviate and even eliminate the symptoms of learning issues. It matters not whether you are gifted, typical or mentally challenged. Life can become less frustrating, more satisfying and successful when a program like Little Giant Step’s is undertaken. So, stop being scared for you child, or for yourself, or someone you know and love. It is never too late to get over these deficits. The neuroplasticity of the brain, is what allows the brain to change. It serves in re-routing and creating new neuro-pathways around areas not functioning well and builds stronger and more efficient neuro-networks that can increase the communication between the brain and the body and can open doors for you, your child or your loved one. All can experience what it’s like to approach something new without anxiety, dread, and/or frustration and fear. Investigate, educate and act. That’s all it takes! Have a blessed harvest season and stop being fearful of doing something that will change a life for the better.