I was not interested in labels; my focus was on how Julie could succeed.
Then I discovered she learned differently. She learns best when she sees and experiences information -- like 62% of the kids in school today.
With what has become known as the 3D Learner Program ®, Julie improved her reading comprehension 4.2 grade levels in 7 months. (Teachers said it could not be done!) Since 1997, we have helped thousands of students and their parents succeed.
The statistics are staggering for students with disabilities in high school:
- 45% are reading 3 to 4.9 years below grade level
- 21% are reading 5 or more years below grade level
When I started to help other teenagers, I soon realized I needed a very different approach.
Imagine, you are a teenager reading 4 years below grade level. The challenges include:
- Their attitude -- they have often built up their defenses. Most parents we work with have gone to extraordinary lengths to improve their child's perspective and we work to improve both their self-esteem and self-advocacy skills
- Attention -- teenagers can pay attention for hours to that which interests them, but are bored in minutes for that which is boring
- Tracking issues -- teenagers who skip words and lines when reading have learned that reading is hard, and they find it hard to follow what they read
- Working with material that they do not understand -- reading 10th grade material is often difficult for the student who is 3, 4 or even 5 years below grade level.
- They need to understand why -- why should I improve our reading comprehension
- Processing skills. We help students to process information faster and how to remember what they have learned
We have changed our ways and address all these issues and have now helped teenagers to improve their reading comprehension 2, 3 and 4 within 4 to 8 months.
A few of our teenagers have improved their comprehension 5 and even 6 grade levels within 8 months.
Whoever you work with, you want to make sure they have experience and successes with kids like your child.
How do we do it:
- With an assessment process that focuses on how your child learns best, where they are strong and where they struggle, and then we check for eye-teaming, attention and frustration/anxiety challenges.
- A training program that improve attention, eye-teaming, and mental toughness
- We focus on the positive and work to build self-esteem and self-advocacy skills
- We improve reading speed and comprehension, math skills and test scores.
- We build a better parent child relationship
- We help the students to set goals, affirm them and to change how their self-talk.
- We keep the program moving, we make it relevant and we avoid kill and drill exercises
For more information, call us at 561-361-7495