My 10 year old son, just did the word recognition test in the back of the BIT manual and could read grade 5, 6, and part of 7. He was seeing the whole word instead of sounding out each syllable. I am so proud and so is he. When we started he could only read the 3rd grade list with ease. We have been doing brain training for 17 weeks! Praise God! Thank you Dianne Craft! -Jessica
Omygoodness, Dianne – Thank you for your multiplication cards!!! This was my 4th grader’s second day of school here at home. He has already remembered the five cards we went over today!!! What encouragement to him and us parents when he didnt retain 3-9 nos. in third grade.
This week has been a week of great progress that I know you will all understand. My son just turned 7. In September, he could not recall most letters of the alphabet or their sounds. He is great at memorizing as he has the BOB books memorized however, he could not recall alphabet names or sounds. We have been doing Brain Integration Therapy from the beginning, so we are on the writing gate and my son can now recall the letter name of every letter of the alphabet, recall every sound and can put 3 letter sounds together to form words. HE IS READING!! I am so happy for my little guy.
I have been absorbing all the fantastic “Struggling Learner” information from Dianne Craft that I received to the AFHE Conference. This is the third time I’ve sat in on her teaching. WHAT A BLESSING! Her information on the biology of the brain and tools to support and build up skills is awesome. I was reminded of how far the girls really have come in the last 4 years using her Brain Integration Therapy and Right Brain strategies for reading and math. I am inspired and encouraged.
This quote “If ‘Plan A’ didn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters. Stay cool” reminds me of something Dianne Craft says when she is teaching on Right Brain techniques. If “Plan A” (which is Left Brain curriculum) isn’t working, then try Plan B (Right Brain stuff)! Let me tell you, we are loving Plan B when A doesn’t work! It’s FANTASTIC! What joy there is in knowing ways to help your kids learn no matter what their style or Brain Dominance is! It’s opened up the world of learning at our house, and we are so thankful and having so much more fun! Thank you Dianne Craft!
You greatly helped my son years ago and I’ve used your knowledge on my other children and have referred many friends to your site – even just yesterday!
For that particular son, a Saturday school teacher asked me what I had done because now he was the top in the class when previously he had been on the bottom and was even remembering what she had taught him years earlier that at THAT time he could not recall!
Again, thank you for your help. God bless you and your work!!!
My son (8) had some dyslexia issues. He started out the school year at a pre-primer level. He just finished the Phonics book today and tested at a 4th grade level!!! He’s so excited!! He can read almost all his school instructions now! -Ann
We started in November of last year. Prior to BIT he HATED reading and had never read a chapter book on his own.In January alone he read 9 chapter books in a series and is currently in book 11!!! He BEGS to read them…takes them on car rides..,reads before bedtime and even when he should be sleeping!!!! I believe BIT and omega3 helped him the most. He is also back to writing stories…page after page off the top of his head!! His reading is becoming so much more fluent and he is not skipping lines like he used to so I know the exercises have helped strengthen his eyes as well. Very thankful for this system and support. -Tamara
We started using your Brain Integration Manual and other materials around four years ago. I can not begin to tell you how greatful I am for your work and that I was able to find you. It has helped my daughter tremendously and has helped me to understand what is going on with her rather than being frustrated with her behavior and my inability to teach her effectively.
I thought I’d update you on my son. He recently has passed all of the 3rd grade words. We put them on paper and he can read all of them in less than 45 seconds! He has went from pre primer in August to where he is now! He also did make his TOP DAWG goal which means he was able to read and take the most AR quizzes in his class or be in the top 3! He had 21 AR points in the first trimester, which means he read and took 42 AR books (each one was .5 points). He is on track to do this again and has already surpassed his goal of 22 pts for this 2nd trimester. He is able to make that picture in his mind and once he has it he has it.