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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Learning Link Technologies - Brain Training Ecourse, Review & Giveaway








Just in time for Back to School, I have a life-changing review and giveaway to share with you. You may remember the Break Pal giveaway that I hosted back in April. Well, Phil Weaver of Break Pal, contacted me a few weeks ago about hosting another great giveaway for him. This time it is for an ecourse designed to help kids and parents overcome learning disabilities.

The course was developed by Lisa Harp, a learning disability specialist, educational therapist, and founder of the Harp Learning Institute, a leading edge learning center in Northern California.

I had the opportunity to review the course and was very pleased with my findings. Unlike special education programs that are designed to make students feel comfortable and often fail to challenge children, this program is actually designed to retrain the brain.



So what kind of students can benefit from this program? The program is designed to help students with learning disabilities such as ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, autism, and children who are performing below their grade level.

The program is very easy for parents to follow. No special training or educational expertise is required. With this course you get both written and video instruction, and you even get quizzes which will help you determine when your child is ready to move on to the next module in the course.

When you follow the course at an average pace it takes about 12 months to complete. The course includes neuro-sensory brain training exercises that are done once a week and take about 15-20 minutes to complete, and there are also activities that supplement the brain training, which are to be done about 5 days a week for 20-30 minutes.

The exercises and activities are designed to help a child's mind and body work together. And I think children will find them fun and interesting. The activities are also very easy to administer, and all the materials that you need to get your child started are included with the course.

The course is well organized and very easy to understand and navigate through. On the front page you'll find your course introduction, a link to the Brain Training Chat Room, and links to forums on learning disorders. Below this you'll find links to your Month One Brain Training and Month One Activities Instructions and Materials packet.

Next you'll see links for your first 5 days (which are to be repeated for about a month). When you click on these links, a page will come up that will tell you which activities you need to do with your child on that day, and it will provide you with links to videos for all the day's activities. (You can also access the videos for all the month one brain training exercises and activities from the front page of the course.)

The course is designed for students at all levels. In the lessons, Lisa points out that students may have a difficult time with activities at first and that it's a good idea to start slow and then speed up as the child progresses through the program. In the videos Lisa demonstrates all the exercises and activities on a student, and she gives you tips and also points out some things that you can expect from students when they first begin the activities.


My favorite thing about the course is that it includes both videos and written instruction. This will make it very easy for parents to follow along and understand. I also love that the materials packet is included. This will save parents a lot of time and money because they won't have to create their own activity sheets or go out and buy a lot of extra materials at the store.

This is also a great program because it takes less than an hour to complete each day's activities, and because the activities are designed to retrain the brain. Rather than spending time doing extra homework and rather than holding students back and limiting their capabilities with a special education curriculum, this program actually focuses on the problems and it works toward reprogramming your child's brain so that they can learn and reach their full potential.


Phil has offered 3 months of this course to one Simply Sweet Home reader. This is a $240 value!

To win you must leave a comment on this post telling us something you learned from the video I've posted here OR visit learning-aids.com and tell us something you learned from the site. Deadline for entries: Sept 10 at 6PM Central.

**And please, if you don't need this prize, help me pass the word along. There are a lot of people out there who could really use this!**


Additional Entries:
Because this is such a potentially life-changing program, I'm allowing for a lot of extra entries (even more than usual). Just leave comments for each additional entry, and please leave a user name/link or something so that I can verify. Thanks!

-1 entry for following me publicly on blogger.

-1 entry for joining my feedblitz mailing list, or 2 entries if you are already a member prior to this giveaway.

-1 entry for subscribing in a reader.

-1 entry for following or subscribing to my new business blog.

-1 entry for following me on twitter.

-1 entry for tweeting about this giveaway.

-1 entry for becoming a fan of Simply Sweet Home on facebook.

-2 entries for writing about this giveaway on your blog and linking back to Simply Sweet Home.

-1 entry for subscribing to Lisa's video series

-1 entry for joining
Lisa's Facebook Group

-1 entry for following
Lisa on Twitter

-1 entry for becoming a registered user at
learning-aids.com (there are benefits to this such as being able to ask Lisa a direct question which will be answered on her site.)

1 entry for commenting on one of Lisa's
blog entries


(That's up to 15 extra entries! )

Other Rules:
-Don't forget, if you don't have a blog or a profile with a visible email address, please include your email address in your comment so that I can contact you if you win. (Can't stress this enough!)



-Jerri






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1 Comments:

  • At August 28, 2009 at 3:13 PM , Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

    The doctors discovered that creeping, crawling, exploring, examining, looking, and listening were the activities that helped to integrate the brain for reading, writing, and math later in life. So, if a child didn’t crawl enough as an infant, then he/she might not be reading well because the necessary wiring in the brain did not take place at the correct developmental stage. Not all learning problems relate to crawling, though.

    Stopping by on the McLinky Blog Hop! I have entered one of your giveaways. Please enter one my giveaway at http://jdaniel4smom.blogspot.com/2009/08/lil-bit-sassys-bookmarks-and-weight.html .
    JDaniel4’s Mom

     

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