We started this program in September. Last night I caught my son in bed past bed time WITH A FLASHLIGHT READING A BOOK!!! He has never been an independent reader before and would have done anything to avoid reading. Thank you!
I attended a Struggling Learner Seminar by Dianne Craft for some insight on how to help my sweet SL. She didn’t just open a door to the road to improvement, she knocked down a wall in my thinking. I can’t wait to try the stuff I learned. Thank you Dianne!
I met you at the HEAV convention last year. Thank you for making sense of my struggle in teaching my daughter! She is presently in fourth grade, but I realized from you that she was stuck at about a 1.5 grade level. She is now (after 7 months with the “Right Brain Phonics”)reading at about a third grade level. We still have a ways to go, but I was thrilled at how quickly she has been moving up. In her “free time” I have spied her picking up Dr. Seuss books and reading them to the cat…reading with confidence! – Beth
My son is now staying up after bedtime to read!!!! He is 10.5. And we have been doing BIT for about 6 months -Amy
“Recently, our IEP team lead told me that we would need to work next on our son knowing the sounds of each letter per the document. When she went to work with him on it the next time she saw him, she couldn’t believe how well he knew them already. I was happy to tell her it’s because we’ve been doing writing 8’s for so long (8 months). Cross another goal off the IEP document! I love that we achieved that goal as a “side benefit” while working through BIT!” –Jennifer R
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
So today is Monday… They are always hard for us…. The school day started out rough but ended sooo Great!!!! As many of you know S has a lot of dyslexic issues…. We have finished all the brain training, still working on Right Brain Phonics. October 2015 we started the program and she struggled to read Preprimer words….. Today she took the reading placement test and she read on 2nd grade level!! She has went up 4 levels in 15 months!!! PRAISE JESUS!!! As I am typing this she is writing her pin pal with very little help!!! Folks this is God at work!!
I really appreciate all that Dianne Craft has done for our family! Quick response to my emails and phone calls when it looked hopeless her and her staff gave me so much support. Thank you!! PRAISE JESUS for getting us over the hump! We still have a hill to climb but it doesn’t feel as steep
Some amazing news that had me chocked up and tears filled my eyes, yesterday after we finished reading for 10 min my son asked if he could continue to read, never has that happened- I think he is beginning to enjoy reading!! Thank you Dianne for your phonics program and “boring little books” that really do work!
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.
Quick update – it has only been 4 days of Nathan taking the L-orotate. I am completely amazed. His verbal skills, syntax, length of sentences, even the everyday slang that kids use (I am now correcting him on what is proper to say!!) has improved greatly. – Nancy