Little steps in development = Giant strides in functional abilities
Equip, inspire and support others to deliver life-changing solutions
allowing individuals to reach their fullest God-given potential.
Offer hope by training parents as well as professionals through products and
programs that utilize The NeuroDevelopmental Approach.
Jan Bedell, PhD, M.ND
Founder & President
In 1992, Jan started a journey that transitioned her from desperate home school mom of a struggling learner into a master NeuroDevelopmentalist. With her new knowledge of how to optimize brain function, coupled with her previous experience as a public, private and home school teacher, she understood there was more to education than just technique and curriculum. She found hope and help for her daughter through The NeuroDevelopmental Approach that ensures the brain is ready for learning. Today, Jan’s passion is teaching ways to stimulate brains of all ages earning her the title, Brain Coach. Through the years her work has helped children, teens and adults discover their true God-given potential without labels. This message has been life-changing for all those who have applied her brain building principals, making life and learning easier for thousands.
Director of Client Support
Michelle met Jan Bedell in 1999. Jan was doing a pilot program at a private school for children with special needs; Michelle’s youngest son was enrolled in the school. As a teacher’s aide, Michelle was assigned to do NeuroDevelopmental activities with the students in the pilot program and decided to enroll her two sons in the Little Giant Steps program. After seeing the life-changing improvements in both her sons, she began working for Jan Bedell and has been with LGS ever since. Michelle’s job is to support our families while they are on our program. Since she has first-hand knowledge and experience with working the program with her own sons, as well as over 15 years of experience working with LGS clients, she is able to give a level of support that is invaluable. She is a natural encourager and has a tremendous capacity for compassion and an intimate understanding of the day-to-day challenges of implementing the LGS program.
Director of Production and Shipping
It has been a journey spanning four decades and it all began when Allen Bedell married his junior high sweetheart, Jan. He graduated from Texas Tech University and became a successful remodeling contractor for many years to support his new family. Then, his first daughter, Jenee’, was born with learning challenges and the road to helping others through the NeuroDevelopmental Approach began. Allen has advised, supported and interacted with Little Giant Steps from its inception in 1999 but took more of a fulltime roll in the last few years. His expertise in carpentry came in handy as he designed and built an efficient home office for Little Giant Steps that made organization seem easy. He has been dedicated to bringing hope to thousands through his meticulous and self-sacrificing efforts in shipping and production of life-giving products. Allen crafted intricate displays to share these products at a dozen homeschool conventions across the nation each spring and summer.
Allen was a founding member and currently serves as treasurer of Steps of Hope, a non-profit organization serving to advance the awareness of The NeuroDevelopmental Approach.
Director of Operations
As a member of the Bedell family, Alysa grew up with a working knowledge of The NeuroDevelopmental Approach. She watched her mother work with her sister, Jenee’, and then witnessed a desperate, teaching parent develop into a profoundly effective professional as a NeuroDevelopmentalist – her mother, Jan Bedell. Alysa is a bright, efficient, and energetic young woman who joined LGS with the assignment of shipping manager in 2006 and has since that time been promoted to Director of Operations for LGS. Alysa oversees the development and production of all our products, client scheduling, graphic and web design, and many more tasks that get thrown her way, which are too numerous to mention. She is a a very valuable team member!