Do you have a struggling learner in your house? There are many things that might be attributing to their learning difficulties. Things like ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia and more can be stressful for our children. They’re also stressful for us as their parents, it’s hard to see your child struggle through their schoolwork when they try so hard.
If you’ve read my story, we discovered Grasshopper has both ADHD and Dyslexia a few months ago. To be honest part of me felt relief to have the diagnosis because we finally knew why he was struggling. A diagnosis means we can now find solutions to help him.
One of the solutions we found and have implemented is the Learning Success System. The learning success system has developed a method to help your child overcome their learning difficulties. It uses simple exercises that connect the mind and body. While this system isn’t going to cure your child, it can help them find success and boost their confidence in spite of their difficulties.
Learning Success Three Part Strategy
Learning Success is unique from other programs I’ve looked at in that it has three key parts to their strategy. When used together your child will use their body and brain together.
- Calm emotions – If you have a child with a learning disability I probably don’t need to explain this one to you. Our kids are experiencing stress. They are trying so hard to learn things that seem to come naturally to their peers. This is causing a lot of emotions of frustration and stress. It’s hard for anyone to learn well when they’re under stress, imagine how much more difficult it is for someone already struggling with dyslexia. Calming techniques for our kids is a must!
- Incorporate the body – From our experience Grasshopper learns better if he is incorporating his body. He’s always moving, even if it’s just slight movements. Utilizing exercises that uses our sensory systems and crossing mid-line are a benefit for our kids.
- Build on the fundamental skills – This part of the strategy is pretty self explanatory. Our kids need a good solid foundation to build their skills upon.
How it Works
Now that you understand a little about the 3 part strategy, let me explain how the system works. You’re encouraged to work for 15 minutes a day a few days a week. You will receive lessons which include various activities to help your child develop many different micro-skills including:
- emotional control
- visual tracking
- cross lateral
- visual memory
- visual closure
- auditory memory
- working memory
- eye hand coordination
- auditory closure
- auditory discrimination
- visual discrimination
- visual form constancy
The lessons include a short video tutorial giving directions and examples of how to complete each exercise. After watching the tutorial you can easily dive into the activity. Some will be online, some are physical exercises, and others will utilize a provided printable.
The Learning Success System has been fun for Grasshopper, he’s often the one to remind me that we need to do his “brain activities” as he calls them. The system is also parent friendly. You don’t need to go through an extensive training process, simply watch the tutorial with your child and you’re on you’re way!
In the short time we’ve been using this program Grasshopper has improved in the areas of visual tracking, having fewer letter reversals, and improved penmanship. He’s also feeling more confident in his reading and has been enjoying reading stories! I’m excited to continued improvement as we continue working through more exercises!
Wishing you and your child success as you work at overcoming their learning difficulties!
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