In my Austin practice, I help students with various learning disabilities or deficiencies. Some are gifted and truly dyslexic learners. I have smart kids on the autism spectrum, and others who have sensory integration needs or auditory processing needs which create myriad problems in their lives. Some just don't understand the reading process, how our language works! Individualized training with the appropriate advanced methods can bring real progress for these learners.
Every several weeks, I give parents of my students a behavioral checklist to note areas of improvement they have noticed. The progress is subtle, and the checklist helps us realize the growth that is taking place.
Caden* is a 3rd grade boy, diagnosed with ADHD. After sixteen weeks, Caden's mother completed the checklist, noting these positive changes in her son:
- Initiates reading
- More eye contact
- Less distracted
- Shows more initiative
- Follows directions
- Using better clearer sentence structure
- Improved reading comprehension and spelling
- More outgoing
- Improved handwriting
- More independent
- Increased self-confidence
- Better attitude toward school
Caden's parents were very happy with their son's progress. Whatever the child's learning difficulties, it really pays off to get the necessary intervention. Tutoring is reteaching what hasn't been learned. Therapeutic training is better; it changes the brain, so that the learner can succeed without endless tutoring. Summer is a great time to get that effective training your child needs.
If your child is a struggling learner or just doesn’t like to read, call Austin Learning Solutions. Mention this blog, and I'll give you $50 off your initial assessment fee.
*Name has been changed to protect the anonymity of my clients.