How Learning Works (Learning Skills Continuum)
Most learning and attention challenges, including diagnosed learning disabilities and dyslexia do NOT have to be permanent.
Academic and social success depends upon a solid foundation of cognitive learning skills. If you think about these skills like a ladder or a continuum, academics and school subjects are at the very top. Many other skills must be in place in order to learn easily at the top of the ladder. When the underlying skills, or skills lower on the continuum are weak, they may keep children and adults from learning and functioning as well and as independently as they should.
Who We Are
We work with children and adults with various learning learning and attention challenges including:
- Auditory Processing Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Attention Deficit
- Executive Functioning
- Processing Skills
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Reading, Writing, and Spelling
What We Do
We work one to one with children and adults to develop the weak underlying learning / processing skills that are keeping them from working to their potential and remediate reading, writing, and spelling. Our goal is for students to become comfortable, independent learners. We value each and every child and are committed to bringing harmony back into the household.
We Are Different
Here at Bright Beginnings we take an integrative approach to our learning therapy. We identify and address the root of the learning or attention challenge; we don’t provide coping strategies or a bandaid approach. We don’t help students with homework – we help them develop the skills they need to do their homework on their own.
Does your child show any of these signs of struggle?
- Difficulty with reading, writing, or spelling
- Difficulty remembering, doesn’t retain what was taught
- Problems paying attention
- Trouble following directions
- Poor coordination
- Difficulty with concepts related to time
- Problems staying organized
- Impulsive behavior
- Trouble making or keeping friends
- Difficulty paying attention / easily distracted
- Difficulty finding the right way to say something
- Inconsistent school performance
- Immature way of speaking
- Difficulty listening well
- Problems dealing with new things in life
- Problems understanding words or concepts
These are common symptoms, any of which may indicate that there are weak underlying processing/learning skills that are affecting your child’s ability to work to his or her potential.
These challenges can be changed. With specialized training the brain can learn to think and process information in more effective ways. Children and adults do not have to continue to suffer the effects of learning problems but it will typically take more than special education or a traditional tutor.