Creating BOLD Goals

Creating BOLD Goals

We have seen many examples where the school sets goals for subskills, like phonics, but does not set goals for the most critical skill, which is reading comprehension. In our book, “The 3D Learner, Transform Stress to Outrageous Success for your Child” we discuss the value of assessing your child’s present reading level and setting BOLD goals to improve reading comprehension and other important academic objectives and goals.

Let us share a slightly off topic but relevant example:
A friend had adopted 11 children, and the summers were hot. The dad was asked if he could get a swimming pool; yet on a teacher’s salary, that was out of the question. He set a goal to “find a swimming pool – for free by Friday.”

Driving home that night he was delighted to see a sign that said, “Swimming Pool for Free”

He stopped the car and told the pool owner how fortunate it was that the sign went up the same day he had the goal.

The pool owner said, “That sign has been up for over 3 months.”

The dad had driven right past that EXACT sign every single day of the week for over three months, probably 60 times, without noticing the sign.

The lesson of this story is: “When you set and affirm BOLD goals, the answer often appears”

Learning Disabilities and ADHD Mask Learning Differences

Learning Disabilities and ADHD Mask Learning Differences

Learning Disabilities and ADHD are often confusing. AT 3D Learner, we are often asked to explain learning disabilities and ADHD to parents and students.   ADHD — The Inattentive Type has been described as a difference in brain wiring that makes paying attention difficult.

We agree with this description. At 3D Learner we:

  • We use the term learning disabilities to get services at school, and use the term learning differences when appropriate.
  • We teach the way visual learners learn to improve reading comprehension, standardized test scores and so much more (e.g. spelling, mastery of math facts, working memory, processing speed, eye-teaming, etc)
  • We address the attention issue with tools like the Interactive Metronome ® and Brain Gym ®
  • We support parents to be the coach and advocate your child needs
  • We partner with parents and schools to help the child reach his or her potential

5 tips to support reading comprehension goals

5 tips to support reading comprehension goals

  1. Use a visual scheduler with your child (especially effective in getting them up and going in the mornings)
  2. Get a current eye exam for your child
  3. Make a commitment to read with your child x times a week (be realistic on what will work for you and your family’s schedule)
  4. Write affirmation cards for your child and read them aloud together twice a day
  5. Commit to following through with consistency.