A Boca Raton Reading Program was what mom was looking for — but she needed a different approach.
Reading Needs Development is what the report card read.
Mom knew there was a problem, but after paying for a year at Kumon (R), psycho-educational testing and two Orton-Gillingham tutors, mom was at a loss.
She then read the following three questions in an article we had written:
– Does your child remember places visited, even from years ago?
– Does your child learn best when your child sees and experiences information?
– Is your child far smarter than your child’s reading comprehension and standardized test scores would indicate?
Mom was baffled, she had not heard these questions before.
These questions are screening questions to see if a child might be a visual-spatial learner.
Once that was confirmed, we asked:
– Does your child skip over frequently used words (e.g. but, what, if, except etc.) or not know what they mean — math word problems being a common challenge
– Not recognize words your child has seen, but still does not consistently recognize
Mom recognized one of her two kids to a T and the other had similar challenges but did not have problems recognizing words.
We know that all children are not the same and that some will have some challenges and others may have others.
Mom then asked how our program differed for a visual-spatial learner.
We said there were multiple differences including:
– Celebrating the learning difference. If Einstein, Edison, Disney had there attributes, is it a learning problem or a learning difference?
– Using a hands-on approach to help the student to understand the frequently used words and to recognize words the student has seen and not mastered.
– We teach the students how to visualize what the child reads
– We identify and address attention, eye-teaming and working memory challenges
– We put the student on a chocolate diet — reading what the child wants to read
– We utilize Reading Plus (R) software to improve reading speed and comprehension and vocabulary
– We give parents the tools to be the coach and advocate their child needs
Mom asked, I have a 4th grader with dyslexia and a 2nd grade gifted child — who both meet this profile.
Which do you help?
We actually help four different group:
– Gifted students
– Smart struggling students
– Students with dyslexia and/or a learning disability
– Students with a developmental delay
Mom had read our page titled “Success in Months and Not Years for Students in 4th grade and above“. She asked, does it always work that quickly.
“Like most reading programs, it depends on the student & the follow through”.
We have helped many students make dramatic gains in months and not years, but there is no magic bullet.
Mom then asked, if there a way for a parent to screen to see if their child learns different and if their child has an attention, eye-team and/or related issues.
Yes, there is. All you need to do is go to our 3D Learner Home Page, pick the group that describes your child, using Smart Struggling Student if you are no sure, complete the Success Assessment at the bottom of the page and call us at 561-361-7495