Learning Differences are on the Rise
Do you know of a bright student who isn't doing well in school? Has the teacher suggested possible ADD/ADHD? Are homework struggles exhausting you and the student?
It's no wonder.
We are experiencing an epidemic in our country!
- 1 in 5 has dyslexia
- 1 in 88 has autism
- There are over 1 million diagnosed with ADD/ADHD
- There are over 2.9 million students in special education
You can't fix poor academics with another dose of academics!
The reason that schools aren't able to help struggling students is because they are equipped to deal with academics only. They aren't able to go into a student's learning system and build a foundation for success. The larger component of academics must be broken down into smaller non-academic components and then built up step by step.
The Formula for Learning Success!
Students who are falling behind in school don't learn with traditional methods. If they did, they would be succeeding in school. These bright, articulate students need a set of tools to help them succeed. They need to have what is weak strengthened. For example, if a student is having a difficult time memorizing math facts, more than likely this student is weak in visual memory. Visual memory is the ability to hold an image in the brain and has nothing to do with intelligence.
Once visual memory skills are increased, the student is able to memorize math facts. However, if you were to use the traditional method of flash cards for this student, all you would do is frustrate the student and yourself. With little lasting outcome.
Visual memory is simply a skill that can be exercised and increased. And there are a multitude of other skills students must have to succeed academically. Traditional programs deal with the academics only. They fail to break down the bigger skill of academics into smaller, bite-sized portions that can be built up for learning success.
You must go to the cause of the problem to fix it!
If you were to build a house, you would want a strong foundation. Yet, so many kids have weak learning foundations. Maybe they didn't crawl enough when they were infants. The early push for academics doesn't help. Perhaps the student has dyslexia and perceives the world differently than others. Often, the student is a tactile learner and struggles to learn in any other fashion. So many things can happen that interfere with optimal learning!
But, the brain has plasticity at any age. It is possible to go back and build a strong learning foundation. Step by step a student's brain can be rewired for optimal learning.
And, if you systematically increase a student's gross motor skills, visual processing skills, and auditory processing skills along with memory building abilities, the learning foundation becomes strong. The student learns how to learn. Add academics taught in a multi-sensory fashion, and the student has all the skills necessary for academic success.
Homework battles end because the student can work independently. Grades improve because the student is able to process the information quickly and accurately. Social skills improve because the student is able to process auditory information. Confidence increases. The student attempts new skills.
Even better, it's easy and fun to do. Students enjoy the sessions because it isn't more of the same that they had all day at school.
How to Build a Strong Learning Foundation
The brain can be rewired for learning success.
The body and brain are connected.
Gross motor skills are built as a foundation for higher level learning.
Memory skills can be strengthened with practice.
Visual processing skills are tuned up for academic excellence.
Auditory processing skills are enhanced for optimal classroom comprehension.
Academics are added in a multi-sensory fashion.
Help and hope for students who exhibit any of the following:
Bright but not performing to academic potential
Writing with phonetic spelling
Processing information more slowly than peers
Struggling with reading comprehension
Difficulty memorizing sight words and math facts
Problems decoding and sounding out words, especially multi-syllable words
Illegible handwriting and avoiding written work
Mistakes in basic math computation
Auditory processing problems
Visual processing problems
Attention Deficit Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder
You Can Make a Difference in a Child's Life!
Give students the tools they need to overcome learning disabilities. We offer help with learning problems, providing struggling students with the extra assistance they need to overcome learning disabilities and strive for academic and life success.