Updated 2013 edition!
Dianne Craft's "Brain Integration Therapy Manual" has been updated and includes photo demonstrations, step-by-step graphic guides, detailed Brain Training instructions, handy condensed instructions, charts to track your progress, and much more, you will find that the 2013 edition of the Brain Integration Therapy Manual is more than just a manual. You will find daily lesson plans, case studies, and additional information that goes beyond Brain Integration Therapy that will assist you in educating your intelligent yet struggling learner.
Why Brain Integration Therapy?
God designed learning to occur in a specific way: when a new task is learned, such as riding a bike, driving a car, learning to track the eyes from left to right in reading, or learning the orientation of letters or numbers, the left, concentrating brain hemisphere is engaged. After a short time of practice, these processes are supposed to transfer into the child’s right brain to be stored in the automatic hemisphere so he or she can now think and track his or her eyes at the same time, think and write at the same time, or think and hear sounds at the same time.
When this transfer isn’t easily made between brain hemispheres, the child becomes overwhelmed with the learning task and begins to get behind in reading and writing because of the effort involved in a process that should take very little effort if both brain hemispheres were involved. This can appear as dyslexia, dysgraphia, or more mild processing problems in reading, writing, and hearing.
These hemispheric connections, which appear to be absent or “disconnected” can be encouraged to reconnect by using specific body exercises that cross the midline of the body. When these short, daily exercises are combined with the more powerful once-a-week Brain Training, these vital connections are slowly, progressively made each week. By using this process, parents and teachers see the learning process (elimination of visual and writing reversals, remembering phonics sounds, etc.) become easier after just a few weeks. However, it is important to continue this process for at least 3 -6 months, so that the gains are not lost.
This inexpensive but very effective home therapy has been used by parents across the country for the past 20 years. We at Child Diagnostics will be here to answer any of your questions and guide you through this process so that you will see the same improvements in learning that we have seen for many years.
Let’s consider this:
The price of one session of Vision Therapy to improve eye convergence and eye teaming is often upwards from $85. It has been found that parents who do the weekly Brain Trainings to encourage the right, automatic brain hemisphere to take over the eye tracking from left to right, that their child either needs greatly reduced vision therapy visits (as reported by several vision therapy offices) or possibly none at all. When I was teaching in schools none of my students were able to avail themselves of vision therapy and yet, at the end of the year, they were no longer reversing letters or words when they read or wrote, not skipping words and lines, and were no longer fatigued after reading.
The price of one individual tutoring session for reading problems at one of the tutoring centers is often $75. With the Brain Integration Brain Trainings, along with Right Brain Reading strategies for reading, you can be your child’s own tutor and pay yourself whatever tutoring fee you want to!
The price of receiving the training to do your own perceptual training and tutoring at home: $58.00. This includes regular testing material, and ongoing email follow-up by Child Diagnostics (Dianne Craft and staff), if you so desire.There are many ways to get at the learning problems a child may be experiencing. This is just one way, but it is the way that I have found to be very helpful, and puts the parent in the driver’s seat.
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By the way, my daughter had a "stutter" (words not sounds) which went away as we worked on the writing exercises!!
I was blessed to hear you at the Modesto, California homeschoolers convention in July of last year, bought your materials, and you called to answer some of my questions in early August. I have been using your Brain Integration Materials faithfully (religiously!) since fall. My son is 15. We have seen improvement and I thank both God and you! When he started, he read the Quick Word Recognition Grade Placement Test, getting only 5 words correct in the list for Grade 5. Last week, he blew me away when he read 5 words correct from the list for Grade 10.
Thank you VERY MUCH! Your work has been a HUGE blessing!
I had struggled for years with my daughter, until I saw an article of yours.
She had all the signs of dysgraphia - above average reading but struggles with writing,
mixed dominant, writing with reversals and spacing problems, clockwise letter "o", using the left hand as a "helping hand" would bring her to tears.
I purchased your Brain Integration Therapy Manual and we have been doing daily "writing
Eight"exercises and weekly repatterning for seven months. The change in my daughter has been dramatic!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!
- Lori Greene
We have been using your program for about 3 months. Great results!!!! Almost no reversal of letters
- Christina Guy
I am writing you to say Thank you. I home school my daughter and she has never been in a
formal school setting. I started to teach her to read, but had very little success until this year.
I heard you speak at the Atlanta home school conference this past year and began your diet
and supplement plan in May including a complete diet overhaul. We then began your reading program in August this year including the circle 8s and the exercises.
My daughter was at a beginning first grade level and could not remember sight words or words from line to line. She is now reading at a 3rd grade level and can remember her sight words 98% of the time! We have only been doing your program for 12 weeks! She read a book to my youngest and my husband for the first time about 3 weeks ago. I was so proud and happy that I cried.
- Sandy Giroux
I have your Brain Integration Therapy Manual, and there is a note that I can email you for a
digital copy of the Writing Without a Curriculum program.
I appreciate your program so much!! My almost 9 year old son is starting to really read, not just guess at words! I also have started the program with my 16 year old daughter who has learning glitches. I’m hoping this writing program will enable me to help her, too.
- Cheryl Burns
Testimony - I have to say that a year ago I felt hopeless that my adopted
son would ever be successful in life because he could not understand the
most basic verbal instruction, among other learning differences. I had
no idea how to help him and nothing I did do seemed to work. Now we
have been able to identify what the glitch is and have been following your
instructions for auditory processing disorder. We have been doing the
therapy for the past five months, the transformation is amazing. Not only
does my son understand and follow directions, but he is actually able to take
notes during a teaching time. This is nothing short of a miracle! Thank you,
thank you for all your help.
May God return the blessing to you all a hundredfold for all your give to
others. We still have a road ahead of us to overcome his other learning
glitches, but we now both are filled with hope and are encouraged.
- Sarah Blackmon
Thank you so much for teaching me to use your Brain Integration Therapy. I started using it with my oldest son (diagnosed with dyscalculia). At first, he resisted the daily work. At the end of the school year, his teacher asked him what had made such a difference in his progress in math. He attributed the obvious progress to Brain Integration Therapy. I was so astounded by his developmental progress that I have since used it with my younger children. Their test scores soared and all three of them have a restored love of learning. For the first time, I am learning what it is like to enjoy a parent-teacher conference. Thank You!
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