Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Learning Link- information and giveaway (closed)!

Congrats to my winner: BeautyToLove

I was approached last month about doing a review for an educational resource called Learning Link. Although I really thought that the program looked fantastic, my kids are still a little young for the program. So instead of doing a review, I'm going to share the information with you about this program that I was given, and offer a giveaway to one of you!  Here's some information on Learning Link:
Dealing with a Learning Problem? You May Need a New Approach.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.   Einstein coined this phrase, and it holds true now more than ever, especially when referring to academic success and how we help those students who are struggling to learn.

Traditional approaches to solving learning problems will take a student who has been in a classroom all day, a fatigued learner, who is not able to learn with methods being taught, and try to teach that student more of what didn’t work all day.  This is insane!  For progress to be made, the student needs to be taught in a different way.

Piling on more academics when dealing with a student who is not performing well academically can be a recipe for disaster.


The solution is neuro-sensory educational therapy (NSET).  NSET takes students back to the very basic level of learning – gross motor skills. Skills that may not have been formed in development. The NSET program is now available as a program you can do at home with your child. The system is very easy to follow and highly effective at correcting learning problems. You can find the complete system at http://www.learning-aids.com

Babies are not born hard wired for every task.  They wire their brains as they develop. Tasks that cross the vertical midline (crawling) are what helps them develop. Developing  gross motor skills is the first and most necessary step that needs to take place to build a proper learning foundation for students. This is what may have been missed and without it learning success is nearly impossible.

NSET first develops gross motor skills and once those skills are in place, NSET moves the student into the visual level.  75-90 percent of what we take in is visual, so this is a very important step in the learning success.  NSET works students on visual processing skills as well as eye tracking, visual closure, visual discrimination, visual memory, and visual motor integration.  These skills are vitally important for students to be able to read, write, spell, and perform basic mathematical operations.  Yet, students are rarely taught these skills with traditional approaches.  Instead, they are fed another dose of academics.

NSET breaks the academics down into smaller pieces and slowly build up the learning foundation.

Next, NSET takes the student into an auditory level.  So many students struggle to hear correctly or fail to filter out extraneous information.  It is extremely important for a student to be able to hear sounds correctly to read, write, and spell.   Students work on auditory discrimination, auditory closure, auditory memory, auditory processing, and basic following of directions to prepare students academically as well as to sit in a classroom and listen and correctly process a teacher’s lecture.

As an added bonus, focusing skills will come into play naturally once the student’s visual and auditory skills are in place. Many students are misdiagnosed as having ADD, when in fact they are struggling to focus because of distractions in their environment or weak learning systems.  It is hard to focus if you can’t tune out background noises or if the letters on your pages are wiggling and not holding still.

While working with the student’s sensory learning systems, it’s important to also incorporate brain retraining activities that help the student strengthen the communication between the left and right hemispheres of the brain as well as build new neural pathways in the brain.  This is a specific, step by step process where basic skills such as eye tracking are strengthened and slowly multi-step thinking and processing skills are attained.

Although this approach is not traditional in the sense that it is not a dose of more academics, this method of helping students overcome learning differences has been used successfully for almost 15 years.  Students who have failed to learn with other approaches find success, usually within 12 to 18 months with consistent application.  And, there is nothing better than watching a student go from failure to success, both academically and in life.

Whether you are concerned about a minor learning difference or you are dealing with something more serious such as needing Treatment for dysgraphia (trouble with writing),  Dyscalculia Treatment (Like dyslexia for math), or dyslexia treatment NSET might be just what you are looking for. You can find lots more information at http://www.learning-aids.com
Learning Link would like to offer one of you the complete online learning course, a $600 value. 

Mandatory entry (must be done for extra entries to count):
Let me know who you'd like to win this for

Extra entries (please leave a separate comment for each one that you do):
1. Follow me publicly with Google Friend Connect
2. "Like" me on Facebook (Let me know your first name and last initial on Facebook)
3. Follow me on Twitter and tweet this:  @gabreviews is giving away an online learning course from Learning Link ($600 value)! http://bit.ly/jxPxAC #giveaway
You can tweet this once per day- just leave a separate comment with link each time that you tweet.
4. Follow Lisa Harp on Twitter. 
5. Follow Judy Hanning on Twitter
6. "Like" the Learning Link Facebook page (Let me know your first name and last initial on Facebook)
7. Enter any of my other currently ongoing giveaways- leave a separate comment for each one that you enter!

Giveaway will close at 9 PM Pacific time on July 1, 2011. I'll choose a winner with random.org and will email that person who will then have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!


Disclosure: I received no product and no compensation for this post, just the opportunity to give this learning system to one of you.

31 comments:

CJ said...

I'd like to win this for all 3 of my children to incorporate into our curriculum

Fritter said...

I'd love to win this for my nieces since my boys are too young. thanks!
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Heather! said...

Our teenaged daughter was just (and finally!) diagnosed with several learning difficulties this year. They include dyslexia and ADHD. While it's been really tough for her, finally having an explanation for why she has struggled all these years has been such a huge relief for her! In some ways it has even empowered her to work harder and differently, knowing that there are specific things she has trouble doing, and her problems aren't because she's 'dumb'. All the same, she does struggle, so I'd love to win this to give her a chance to catch up to her peers in school, and to give her the confidence to actually ENJOY learning! What a great program!

Thanks so much!
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Heather! said...

I follow via GFC!
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Heather! said...

I LIKE you on Facebook!
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Heather! said...

I LIKE The Learning Link on Facebook!
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Heather! said...

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Heather! said...

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skgaff said...

I would love to win this for my sister who is really struggling with her daughter.
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Tams said...

I would love to win this for my son. I am so frustrated because I always knew he was so smart I couldn't wait for him to start school so that I could show off his grades to everyone. And then something puzzling happened. He started school and he was immediately this "problem child" with "learning delays". I was asked to take him to doctors and councilors to figure out what was "wrong". I am so frustrated with this because there is nothing "wrong" with my son. At home he is this bright, smart, funny kid who may have a hard time sitting still, this is true, but if you give him something to manipulate while he is listening this problem is solved! But the school won't let him! I am so frustrated I am almost ready to pull him out and homeschooling him myself but I know that he would be at a disadvantage then. Thanks for listening.
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Tams said...

I just started following thru GFC!
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Tams said...

I "liked" your facebook page! Tamara T
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Tams said...

I just followed you on twitter and here is my tweet:
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Tams said...

I am following Lisa Harp on Twitter.
My twitter name is DidSomebodySay
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Tams said...

I am following Judy Hanning on Twitter.
My twitter name is DidSomebodySay
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Tams said...

I "liked" the Learning Link facebook page! Tamara T
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BeautyToLove said...

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BeautyToLove said...

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