Oh MY!!!!! First off, I’m working with a child who is missing the left half her brain. I wasn’t sure how well this program would work. She has a severe auditory block. Couldn’t repeat a 4-word sentence. Her reading comprehension was non-existent. We’ve been doing the program about 3 weeks. At first, she couldn’t do a single ear-eight, especially on her right side. Today, she did the whole regime on both sides. Then, as we read, she was able to tell me what she was reading and make extensions to other things she knows. I am in tears!
I am so proud of my daughter, “A”! She wrote 110 Valentines on her own!! She did not even wine or complain that it hurts!! We have come a long way with her handwriting, thank you to Dianne Craft and her Writing Eights exercises and the video, “Smart Kids Who Hate To Write.”
My son I have been doing the writing 8 with him for a just couple weeks. His stuttering has gone down a lot and he state qualified in speech today! I am so proud and thankful I was told about this!
I’m 77 years old, am doing BIT with my 11 year old grandson and we’re both noticing huge improvements. The two biggest things for me are the improvement of my memory and balance. I also taught my husband the program….just so I’d know how to use the program. He’s had two strokes and two TIAs and his coordination , tracking speed and concentration were greatly improved. I believe it’s a program that could benefit a great many seniors!
77 years old
My daughter wrote mirror image backwards and was over two years behind in reading. She now writes all words correctly and is at grade level in reading. My son used to write all his letters from the end to the beginning. He now writes them all correctly 😉 So thankful to have learned that BIT corrects these issues and so much more! -Angela
I am so excited! I actually cried those happy “BIT works yeah” kinda tears today! C showed me her English school exercise today. Not only was it very well written as in graphically very legible but it was well thought through and it was ON PAPER! She has some spelling mistakes, yes but she wrote a whole page in school without my help out of her own head. WOW, just WOW and Thank you Dianne so so so so much. I can’t even express my feelings adequately. This is from a girl who would last year around the same time barely write half a page never mind two years ago have just the title, saying: “Mom I did mot know what to write. ”
C is reading aloud to S, who is sick. I was told by “experts” that C would never read for enjoyment because of her dyslexia. Ha, ha! If this isn’t for enjoyment, I do not know what is! Lots of giggles. Forever grateful to Dianne Craft, and her wonderful ministry to homeschoolers – treating dyslexia and other learning problems with nutrition and exercises. Learning more about this all the time. So grateful to be able to help my kids flourish!
I remember sitting in the bathroom, fighting back tears. Why couldn’t I teach this obviously bright child how to read? Why couldn’t he write? Was it me? Was it our curriculum? I think we were on our third or fourth phonics curriculum and nothing seemed to work. I didn’t know if he’d ever learn.
Some people thought he’d do better if I gave up and put him in school, but my brother had been so hurt by ignorant teachers I just couldn’t do that. They didn’t understand that some children are twice exceptional – gifted AND struggling learners. They thought he was just goofing off.
I knew our boy would have the same problem.
At the same time, everyone was saying, “Don’t let them label him!” I didn’t realize that no one had to see his test results but us – unless we needed them to! I didn’t realize that a diagnosis might give us a direction to find help, either.
When he was ten or so, we heard Dianne Craft speak at a conference. I was amazed. Finally, someone who understood about kids who “were working too hard to learn!” We ordered the materials she recommended and got to work.
It was pretty awful at first. He hated doing the exercises. He thought it was “baby stuff,” and threw a fit every day for a while. Now he stands at our booth (when he’s with us) and tells parents, “Don’t listen to their complaining. This stuff changed my life.”It really did. That was the year he learned to read fluently. Later those materials helped him learn to write. Now away at school, he’s a senior whose college just endorsed him for the Rhodes Scholarship for graduate school. What? Yeah, God is good!
Anyway, I thought I ought to tell you our story as the school year is getting started and you might be thinking just what I did back then, “I don’t know if I can do this.”
Having a struggling learner is one of the hardest things I faced in homeschooling. Dianne Craft’s materials helped us get through it.
Your friend,Melanie Young
We have been doing the brain integration therapy for 7 weeks. My son was diagnosed with “severe dyslexia” 3 years ago. Over the past 2 years he gained ground from a 1grade reading level to a 3rd grade reading level (these past 2 years and where he tested when we started Brain integration therapy.)
I decided to test him this week as we are stopping for the week of Christmas. He tested in a 4th grade reading level!!!!! And not just barely either. He read 44 words past where we had to stop with the first placement evaluation. ￼SO thankful. What a way to end the year! Even better…what a way to start the new year!
Today I am thankful for Dianne Craft. Before I heard of her, my little boy Jason could hardly read anything, struggled in school, couldn’t remember sight words and sounded everything out. A year later he is reading fluently and making tremendous progress. Thank God for the right brain strategies, the Right Brain Phonics Book, the Biology of Behavior CD set, I could go on and on. They work!