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 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.
My daughter has struggled with learning since she came home. I’ve been homeschooling her and have tried just about every curriculum I could find to help her with little progress. She and I were staying very frustrated. With the help from an assessment at the learning center and my own research we found she has an auditory processing disorder. This was not only affecting her learning in school but all aspects of life. I began researching how best I could get her to learn and found Brain Integration Therapy and Teaching the Right Brain. Today I started this with her and within 10 minutes of doing this new technique…This non reader read a small book with very little help. She was so excited she jumped out of her chair and started screaming and dancing!!! She CAN learn!!! Dianne Craft THANK GOD for you and for not giving up on kids! We have went from tears of frustration to tears of joy!!! She just told me “I can’t stop thinking about school, I can’t wait for tomorrow!!!” What?!? Thank you Jesus for leading me to this therapy for her! She’s finally reading and she couldn’t be happier!!
I have a success story, and we’ve only been doing BIT for 2 weeks. My son is in 7.5 and in beginning swimming lessons since last April. He can do the kicking, but it has looked “awkward” and like he has to move his whole body to make his legs alternate kicking. Even his shoulders and head would go back and forth. Last week, after a week of the exercises, he was not moving his body near as much and his kicking looked significantly smoother and more natural! -Marika
We started the program last week, and this is the first paragraph our 9y/o daughter has written…. ever. The first time she’s written on notebook paper and stayed in the lines. The first time she’s written and not had to go back and correct letter reversals! Excited at the progress. The best part is the boost her confidence has received. Thank you, Dianne Craft!
A year ago, my daughter could not consistently add 2 + 3. We got her going on the brain integration therapy and using the math and reading techniques Dianne suggested. This afternoon while we were waiting for sister to get out of physical therapy, we were playing a card game. At the end of the game, I had 18 cards and she had 28. She was talking to one of the volunteers about it and he asked her how many cards there were. In her head, she figured out that she had to add the two numbers, and she added them correctly.
I am giddy with excitement at the potential we have unlocked using Right Brain Multiplication Cards by Dianne Craft, Child Diagnostics, Inc. Repetition wasn’t working and frustration levels were high when working on this math skill. Thankful to God for leading me to this answer! God is in the small things, too!!!
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.
Michael actually asked to do reading today! Epic moment! Thank you Dianne Craft for your right brain phonics reading program. I think I’m going to cry!
Even though Dianne’s program takes time lots and lots of time, IT WORKS!!! The improvements I have seen in my daughter make me cry happy tears, It takes a lot of diligence but it is well worth it, believe me. To a point I think Brain Integration Therapy needs to become part of her life. Just like she brushes teeth she does the “dailies” in the morning. So all I have to say for those already doing this program keep on keeping on and the newcomers progress might be minuscule at first but do not give up it will come I promise. When I found Dianne we were almost at the end of the rope!