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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Easy to follow and understand. Straight forward instructions and pictures so you dont get confused.
- Lilia O.
Last fall our son started second grade in a private Christian school. Lo and behold he had basically forgotten everything from first grade; he could hardly read, and math had slipped away into oblivion. As his mother, I was alarmed and frustrated...I ended up talking to my sister in law who told me about her daughter who sounded a lot like my son...and she was starting this program by Dianne Craft. The rest is an ongoing answer to prayer. The therapy is bringing subtle results already. Better clarity of thought, smoother writing skills, better balance and coordination. Also a huge blessing has been his improved moods. He is much less frustrated and grumpy. We in this home are VERY ENTHUSED about the program, and Dianne Craft is a wonderful name to us. Thank you!
- Maria Warkentin
First I am requesting the writing with out a curriculum and 500 commonly used spelling words.
Second, I would like to tell you Thank you from the bottom of my heart and my daughter Isabelle. We are in our second year homeschooling but I had noticed some issues with Isabelle last year. You were at a conference in Nevada and spoke with you and we started the alphabet circles and saw some improvement but this year saw some problem again in reading and other areas. So I check out your website and decided to get the Brain Training and Right Brain learning books. They were so helpful and such "duh" moments for me as when reading them, going yeah that is how she learned this or that. So I purchased all the other(flash card, and other manuals) at your sight. In just a month the improvement in my daughter has been remarkable that after doing her worksheet today I had to write to you. We have only been concentrating on Reading, Writing and Math this month. So I have been make or using math worksheets from different sources. My daughter before Christmas was having problem with 2+3 today I handed her a worksheet that was formatted 1) 2+2=_______ I took a few from the sheet on a dry erase board went over them and left her to do them on her own (another accomplishment) while I folded laundry. When I came back 15 minutes later she had all 24 done but many were wrong. I asked her how she came up with the answer and she showed me 1+2+2=5. Well okay my mistake but after looking at them she had answered all but 5 correctly doing it "her way" of those five were problem she would have to carry the one over in the next column, something we have not covered. I almost cried when I realized in those 15 minutes she had answered questions like 11+8+9 and 22+7+8. I know for a fact she would not have even tried let alone got close to any of that if it hadn't been for your programs. So again Thank you so much!
Our Warmest Wishes to You.
- Becca, Isabelle, and Gabrielle
I’ve heard you at the FPEA Conv. in FL 2 years now. This year I am using the exercises from your manual, BIT, and the writing 8.
My son , 10 yrs, suddenly started reading all the passing road signs after about 2 mths of the program. I knew something was clicking! He was a 28 week preemie with Auditory and tracking issues.
My daughter, 12, has suddenly begun reading so much more and quicker, also. I can see a big difference (she has dyslexia).
- Carol Brownell
Prayer for my 16 year old daughter, Hannah Gray, resulted in meeting you about a year ago at a seminar in Albuquerque, NM. I began working with her when we returned to our homeschool. Hannah had always been a prolific reader, but was unable to write even one paragraph on paper without much difficulty. She would "write" poems and stories in her head and would memorize and recite the poem without having ever been able to write it on paper. Computers weren't much better.
After talking with you, we began writing 8 exercises and did them until May. During the summer, Hannah began writing "fanfiction" on the internet. It was a flood gate opened that had been closed for 16 years. She would get up early, write her story on the computer all day and into the night. She now has completed and published 14 chapters in her story with a word count of upwards of 35,000 words! Reviews have flooded in with her being named as favorite author by many readers, and favorite stories consistently by many more. The positive input this has been in her life is incredible. Hannah has taken ownership of this making sure she has her spelling, grammar, and punctuation is correct. She enlisted the help of a proof reader/editor online to ensure that her work is professional. She has a large reader base and is constantly getting reviews saying "this is the best story yet, write more, write more" and she is.
This summer we took a creative writing class where she was the star pupil in a class of adults. This year Hannah is enrolled in a program to concurrently earn college credits with her high school credits. We are beginning in a couple of weeks. I would not have believed that possible a year ago, but now it is a reality.
I am so encouraged by her progress that I would like to help other children in our area (close to the Mexican border) to overcome these glitches in their learning. I have already connected one of my fellow homeschool moms with your material to help her sons. Your program changed our lives and possibly our destinies. Thank you so much. God bless you!
- Beverly Gray
Thanks again, and yes we have seen much progress so far this year especially in writing. The writing eights are great and so is writing without curriculum. He just finished a two page paper today that he couldn't wait to finish. This is the same boy who I would have to force three sentences (very dry, ones I might add) out of him. He is also using cursive most of the time, he never used it before and his handwriting was that of a second grader (he's in seventh), even OT didn't help. I have been to your conferences and followed your program and I am very pleased. Thank you so much!
1. Auditory Processing Problems improved tremendously!
I am amazed, and so grateful, that this program is helping our children so much! My almost-16 year old daughter has just heard her thinking voice for the very first time! She has never before heard words or music in her head and on the last week of the thinking voice auditory brain therapy she was able to hear both!
2. Dyslexia helped.
My 12 year-old son was reading at primer level last July when we began the brain integration and right brain phonics and is now reading "Get Set" (2nd grd reader) with hardly any hesitation! (all in 7 months)
3. Balance and Coordination
All four of my children report improved balance and coordination. Thanks so much for designing this program and making it so affordable.
- Sylvia Duke
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
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