“Our grown son, who owns three businesses, 1 in VA and 2 in PA still does the therapy exercises because they are good physical therapy. He knows how much Dianne’s manual helped him get over his hurdles. No one is too old to do this and the other exercises. Some of them are basic stretching exercises. I highly recommend her Brain Integration Therapy Manual to all.” -Ann Hoopsick
Grown Son still Uses BIT
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.
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
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!
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 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
Dianne I just finished listening to your Biology in Behavior CD and WOW I wish I would have discovered this information YEARS ago! I have started my kiddos on some of the supplements and can indeed see wonderful results in [especially] my oldest daughter, she was talking a Ritalin like medication that just wasn’t do much good – we have since stopped taking the proscription medicine and she began using a few of the supplements…evening primrose, 5HTP, and one other – I can’t remember which…but as I listened to the CD it really looks like I should take some of these with her!
Now I really wish we could have chatted @ the CHAP convention whe you were here! I have so much to learn and don’t know if I have the brain cells to retain it!
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 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
Thank you very much for your materials. I own most of them. It has made a huge difference in my daughter’s life. Her teacher just told me that she has made tremendous growth since last year.