Does Your Child Struggle in School While Others Seem to Excel?
Here is Why and What to Do About It
* Does your child get good grades in one subject but not another so that their self-esteem suffers at report card time and it creates havoc in the family?
* Do you know your child is smart but teachers say he or she is not “trying hard enough”, can’t focus or their grades are low enough so that you feel confused and alone, not knowing what to do?
* Do you have a child who actually has good grades, truly wants to get into the high school or college of their choice, but is exhausted all the time…and you know they work far harder than necessary to get the same results as other kids…plus, you constantly worry about high-stakes testing and whether they have the test-taking abilities to handle it all?
If you are at the point where you feel like nothing else has worked so far, there is a solution now.
Whether you have a child in the third grade, or one in college heading off to graduate school, the truth is, school can be tough. Kids struggle and suffer unnecessarily for lots of reasons, but those reasons come down to really only one thing…
And if you’d like the constant nagging about school, the pressure, the grades, and nightly homework wars to STOP so you can finally enjoy some peace and quality time with your kids, then read on…
What would happen if you knew the real truth about why these learning struggles happen and what to do about them?
Picture what your life will be like when know what really causes your child’s learning struggles, and then you give your child the strongest brain and learning advantage possible.
Once your child has this blueprint of solutions, they will be able to create predictable, positive results, not only in school but in the work world as well!
1) Imagine how you’ll feel when you’re delighted with test grades and report cards…and can even celebrate them with your whole family…so that you can spend your evenings enjoying quality, happy time with your child.
2) Think about the time when your child is not working twice as hard as everyone else to get the same results, and finally has some time to spare and just relax…
3) What will your home life be like when your child willingly and easily completes his or her homework…
4) Can you just feel your pride when teacher conferences are over quickly and the teacher has very positive things to report…
Hi, I’m Pat Wyman and I’d like to share a very personal story with you…
Basically, I WAS YOU and early on, my own two children initially experienced some of the same problems I mentioned above. (see my bio below)
After I quickly realized that tutoring in a single subject would not solve either of my childrens’ struggles long term, as a learning expert, I created a customized program that worked easily for both of them.
It worked so well, that I’ve used The Brain Advantage Learning Assessment and Solutions Blueprint for over 30 years now, and solved learning challenges for all types of students (and even adults going back to school) all over the world.
I’ve even used this information to help college students strengthen their learning skills so they could get into medical school, taught medical school and staff how to get higher board scores, used this assessment for the President of a major university’s son, and on-site for students in a prestigious private university.
This program is completely personalized to discover your child’s individual learning strengths and the areas that need to be strengthened for higher grades, test scores and life-long learning success.
Meet My Daughter, Erin, and Read Her Story About Reading Struggles and How We Solved Them
Erin announced to me at age five that she wanted to be a doctor. But early on, in the first grade, something was getting in the way of her dream.
She asked me to teach her to read at age four, and I reluctantly did – (I actually believe this is a bit too young, but that is another story for another day).
While Erin went into the first grade reading, by about mid-year, she was really struggling. Her good reading skills STOPPED!
When her teacher called me in mid-year and said she wanted Erin to repeat the first grade, I was more than stunned!
As a learning expert and reading specialist, the feeling in the pit of my stomach was unimaginable! I knew Erin wanted to read, and learn and yet suddenly, she was struggling, and it broke my heart.
Since her teacher could not really say why Erin was struggling in reading, and only that she wanted her to do more of what was causing her problems a second time, my experience told me that Erin did not need tutoring in reading or any other subject.
In fact, in her case, just like so many other kids, tutoring in reading would have been a huge waste of time and money, plus never solve her real problem.
Once I gave Erin the right assessment, and asked her just the right questions, it turns out that Erin did not perceive what was on the printed page the way she needed to in order to be a great reader. This is what was was getting in the way of her reading, and her comprehension.
She was skipping lines, not seeing punctuation, and only seeing parts of words. When she read aloud, she did not see the punctuation half the time. She told me she had to read things 3 or 4 times to even remember “some” of it. Imagine how hard she was working – it was exhausting her and she was only 6.
Erin’s reading problem only showed up as the reading got harder than when she first started school. It was only when she had to read more books with longer passages, that her problem showed up.
Her whole visual system was completely stressed, and even I did not know it at the time until the teacher called me in for that meeting. It was not until that painful wake up call came – that I knew we had to ask better questions.
Here’s what I know for sure.
Asking a child who is struggling in any area, to simply repeat a grade, doing the same activities over again, will only make the problem worse unless you resolve the underlying problems in the first place.
You have to identify and fix the underlying cause. More reading, without understanding what is really causing the problem initially is like the old saying, ‘doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result’.
Erin did not need glasses. We ruled that out quickly. But, after listening carefully to her read aloud, noticing where she struggled in particular, and asking her precisely how she felt as she read, I had the answer.
I knew that just a few weeks of customized exercises to strengthen her visual and perceptual skills would make Erin an excellent reader for the rest of her life!
And, it did. Thankfully, she pursued and achieved her life-long dream of becoming a doctor. Today, Erin is a Neonatologist, a doctor who treats and helps save the lives of premature and sick infants.
But imagine this – what if I thought that reading tutoring in something like phonics or comprehension would help?
What if I assumed that her teacher’s advice to repeat the first grade would actually make a difference?
Tutoring would never had addressed the real truth about the underlying cause of her reading struggles because it would have been like adding the roof, before building the reading foundation.
The foundation are the skills that make reading possible, and since our schools don’t check for them, when kids struggle in reading it affects all their subjects, as well as their grades, self-esteem and behavior. Both parents and kids suffer when this is the case.
But the good news is, The Brain Advantage Learning Assessment will look closely at these foundational reading skills and if they are not in perfect condition, I will let you know which ones you need to strengthen so your child becomes an excellent reader.
Here’s a list of academic skills that are assessed and which skill relates to each curricular area
Next, meet my son J.P. His initial struggle was disguised as ADHD, but it was not!
Again, I asked the right questions, and gave him the right type of assessment, just like I’ll do for your child. Once his learning roadblocks were cleared, he became an excellent student and went on to attend a prestigious private university. Today, he does what he loves helping kids. He has also co-written some books for kids with me, that help them overcome their fear of first time events in their lives.
Introducing the Brain Advantage Learning Assessment
Let me introduce The Brain Advantage Learning Assessment so your child can join the thousands who have taken it and found that it changed not only their life, but their family’s as well.
The Brain Advantage Learning Assessment and Solutions Blueprint is one-of-a-kind and you will not find anything else like it on the planet.
It changed my children’s lives and this is just one of the many reasons why I am so passionate about helping kids learn. When you know you can change a child’s life for the better, it will have an impact for a lifetime.
Brain Advantage Learning Assessment and Solutions Blueprint
“A Blueprint is a system that creates predictable results.”
How the Brain Advantage Learning Assessment and Solutions Blueprint Works in 4 Easy Steps
* We give your child child a comprehensive, 29 area, personalized assessment that will reveal your child’s learning skills.
It is not an intelligence test – it is a skill assessment that reveals both learning strengths and the Root Cause of Learning Challenges (we’ll do this live online, via skype and you stay in the comfort of your own home).
*Next, 2-3 weeks later, you receive the 9-15 page Brain Advantage Learning Assessment Solutions Blueprint in the mail with recommendations on how to raise grades and test scores and we go over all that personally, on skype.
I like to call it “How to Give Learning Roadblocks the Boot”.
The Blueprint contains a recommended Personalized Notebook of short booklets to strength-train weaker areas as well as other, very specific learning solutions designed just for your child. (These booklets are separate because they are different for every child) .
* Your child will use the short training booklets and DVD for just about 5-15 minutes per day.
Plus You Receive 3 FREE Bonus Programs Valued at Over $350.00
One is an online course called “How to Win the School Game” Study Skills System.
The next free item is my best-selling digital book Instant Learning for Amazing Grades. This book is a system of strategies that goes along with the How to Win the School Game online course and gives you strategies for all subject areas, shows you how to improve memory, vocabulary, test-taking abilities and more.
The final free item and a free online course called How to Learn Anything 100% Faster. It is by the World’s Fastest Reader, Howard Berg. Howard is learning master and will show your child ( and you if you’d like) how to double your reading speed, improve your memory, give you super writing and super math skills!
What the Brain Advantage Learning Assessment and Solutions Blueprint Program is NOT
This is not an I.Q. Test. It’s not a factual knowledge test. This is not a subject specific tutoring program. While tutoring can often help your child pull through a specific subject, enough to get the grades they need to pass, that does guarantee that your child knows “how to learn” in any and all situations.
This is a skills test to see if your child has the foundation to succeed in school.
More Information on the Learning Foundation That Your Child Must Have to Succeed
If one of your child’s weaker areas shows up to be reading or reading comprehension for example, your child’s Brain Advantage Solutions Blueprint you’ll let you know what really happens when your child reads as well as “how” your child perceives what is on the printed page.
You will know precisely how your child feels when he or she reads. Perhaps your child skips lines and you did not realize it. Can you imagine how this affects comprehension?
Then you will understand that any skills that are under-developed can be trained so your child easily reads and has great comprehension.
If your child has under-developed figural or spatial skills for example, it will affect their grades in math and science. Again, these can be easily trained so your child’s math grades improve.
What’s more, not only are these areas trained, you’ll receive 3 free bonus programs to make sure your child has excellent math skill strategies to do well in subjects like math facts.
When kids struggle to learn, it is not their fault.
The worn-out reasons you’re given don’t hold up to scrutiny according to neuroscientists and learning experts who study the brain.
They KNOW HOW LEARNING OCCURS AND WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS IN THE BRAIN!
They also know that “skills” can be trained due to the brain’s ability to change and that this training affects achievement performance.
BUT, you have to pinpoint the learning roadblocks and the root cause BEFORE your child can thrive, loves to learn and becomes a successful life-long learner.
Once you know the root causes of your child’s learning struggles, then answers are like those in the movie, Man on Fire, with Denzel Washington.
He teaches Pita to swim and says there is no such thing as tough… there is only trained and untrained.
That is what the Brain Advantage Learning Assessment and Solutions Blueprint does – make your child a “trained, successful” learner!
NOTE TO PARENTS !
When your child struggles to learn, many well-meaning people will tell you the problem exists but NOT THE ACTUAL ROOT cause for the learning problem. This is why parents are so frustrated that nothing seems to work as they desperately try to help.
Schools tend to tell kids what to learn, but never show them “how to learn”. They also don’t assess whether your child is ready for learning.
For example, did you know that the eye chart test kids receive in school only tells you that your child can see a certain size letter from 20 feet away? It has nothing to do with reading – yet this is still the benchmark in most schools.
Knowing your child is below grade level in anything is meaningless unless…
It does not tell you the root cause of why that is the case nor does having your child practice more of what they are untrained in already.
It’s like telling you to put on the learning roof before building the learning foundation.
You have to ask yourself – do you honestly know what is going on inside your child’s mind when he or she is trying to read, write, remember,or take a test?
Until you do, things won’t really change.
If you hear these words from anyone, nod politely and end the conversation.
a) “Your child is not reading at grade level.”
Standardized tests never tell you “how” your child perceives what they read or how the letters look to them on a printed page. They also don’t tell you why your child has to re-read things 10 times in order to remember and understand them.
(WHEN SOMEONE TELLS YOU your child is not reading a grade level, YOU HAVE NO INFORMATION AS TO WHY OR WHAT TO DO – you have to know how things on the page look to your child, how they feel when they read and until you use the Brain Advantage Learning Assessment and Solutions Blueprint you have no idea why it takes your child longer to comprehend and why they have to re-read things 10 times to “understand them.”
b) “Your child has low reading comprehension.”
(AGAIN – YOUR BIGGEST QUESTION has to be WHY THIS IS TRUE – NOT THAT IT EXISTS.)
The typical reasons such de-coding problems, phonics issues, and words like your child is smart but not living up to potential won’t ever help solve the problem.)
WHEN KIDS DON’T COMPREHEND THEIR READING, YOU DON’T HAVE THEM PRACTICE BY READING MORE AND READING LONGER IN ORDER TO IMPROVE COMPREHENSION.
This is like a doctor telling a person with an injured knee to run on it more, right after the injury, so it will heal.
If you know what your child actually does in their mind when they try and comprehend like you will in the Brain Advantage Learning Assessment, then you will actually solve reading comprehension issues by training the things that create excellent reading comprehension and remove any roadblocks in their way to better understanding of what they read.
c) “Your child won’t sit still, can’t remember homework assignments, forgets to turn things in on time, they are sloppy when working in class, and can’t remember instructions. Maybe your child has ADHD.”
I can’t say enough about this one. If a child is a good “seat-sitter” does that make your child a good student?
According to medical doctors like Stephen Guffanti, M.D. and Frank Barnhill, M.D. who have written many books about the more than 60 things that look like ADHD but aren’t really ADHD, if you don’t really know “why” your child forgets or can’t recall instructions, then you will want to find out before, as Dr. Guffanti says, ‘drugging your child for not being a good seat sitter and forgetting homework at school’.
Want to Find Out, Once and For All, What Your Child’s Hidden Learning Struggles Are and How to Solve Them?
“Poor behavior in school is rarely the result of being a “bad or lazy” person. It is almost always because a child has hidden learning struggles that have not been identified and the child has no way of using their words to tell you how much it hurts when they try and learn, so they give up and act out”. (Pat Wyman)
Here are some other examples of hidden learning struggles:
Typical standardized tests will never tell you how your child thinks when he or she writes, in what order those thoughts occur, why or whether your child can get the words out onto paper that are in his or her mind.
Essay writing is actually easy to solve because, like all other subjects – there is a formula that great students follow. We teach that formula in the free bonus items too, but more importantly, we’ll tell you why the roadblock is there in the first place and then how to resolve it.
d) “Your child’s math skills are below grade level.”
Here’s the skinny on math. If your child is excellent in math then he or she has strong figural and symbolic abilities, good inferential memory and strong notational processes.
If these abilities are not well-developed, then this is the real reason your child struggles in math and the Brain Advantage Learning Assessment and Solutions Blueprint identifies these weak areas and gives you the way to strengthen them.
When I was in high school, I had a geometry teacher tell me I was “stupid and would never understand math” in front of the whole class.
Wow! That one hurt me all the way through graduate school. But no more – as soon as I learned which skills needed to be strong in order to be good in geometry, the low-math self-esteem went right out the window. (Pat Wyman)
Skills Your Child Must Have and the Consequences if Not Well-Developed
This chart is just some of the skills that were proven to be needed for learning by Dr. Mary Meeker at The University of Southern California. We will assess all of these skills and more.
What Your Child and Top Gun Pilots Have in Common
Back in the 1960’s everyone knew that air force pilot candidates were very bright, but about 35% of them were not making the grade and dropping out of the training program.
The question was why? (Do you know your child is bright but still struggling in school?)
Dr. J.P. Guildford created a new type of “skills” test that only measured the skills the candidates would need to succeed as air force pilots.
At the same time, modules were developed to train the pilot’s weaker abilities if they needed it.
For the next 20 years, at the University of Southern California, Dr. Guilford’s work was funded and today, as a result, both he and his protege, Dr. Mary Meeker did the same thing for students and adults.
(We also assess career abilities and you select the career, and we see if your skills match and if not, no worries, you can train the areas you need to train).
So, what your child and Top Gun pilots have in common is skills. Some are strong and some are weaker. But the weaker ones can be trained so your child can succeed in school, just like top gun pilots train their skills to be the “best of the best”.
This type of assessment is precisely what we do for your child. We measure those skills needed for learning, reading, listening and writing in school, and provide specific training books and booklets to train weaker areas, so your child can succeed.
So we are not measuring intelligence, we are asking what type of skills does your child have, and are these the same skills that school requires? Does your child have, right now, the exact set of skills they need to succeed in every subject in school?
Successful learning requires a certain level of different abilities to be in place – comprehension, problem solving, evaluation, memory, etc. These are the things being assessed – not facts and logic such as on an I.Q. Test. This is not an I.Q. test. it’s a skills assessment.
Here is How To Get Started and Enroll Your Child for the Brain Advantage Learning Assessment and Solutions Blueprint
It’s been said that knowledge is power, thus KNOWING “HOW TO LEARN” is your child’s SUPERPOWER
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY.
This is for students ages 8-college and space is very limited. Total time from beginning phone discussion with you sharing Blueprint Solutions is about 10 hours.
First: Email our office – fasterlearning(at) gmail.com.
We will email you back and schedule a
FREE 15 Minute Consultation.
(Be sure and set fasterlearning (at) gmail.com into your safe senders contact list so we can be sure you receive our communications. if you use gmail, drag this email to the primary contacts.
NEXT, once you have scheduled the Brain Advantage Learning Assessment and Solutions Blueprint, we will mail you the Learning Assessment Package so that we can assess your child in the 29 foundational learning areas that relate to learning success.
In addition, we email you an Intake form, which you fill out and either scan, or take a picture of and email back to us.
Again – no driving – stay in the comfort of your own home. The Brain Advantage Learning Assessment and Solutions Blueprint takes place online on skype.
Make sure that your child does not have access to the package of materials ahead of time so that the assessment gives you the correct information. Also, during the assessment, make sure your child is in a very quiet environment with no distractions.
2. The Brain Advantage Learning Assessment that reveals 29 areas of foundational learning strengths and identifies any learning roadblocks takes about four hours for us to administer.
We will determine if that takes place in one day, or two and let you know. This is based on your child’s age and we always want your child to be very very comfortable. We actually make the assessment fun, because there is not another one like it available.
We will be sure to include plenty of breaks for your child, and make sure they have a healthy, non-sugar, more protein based meal or snack prior to the Assessment.
Some parents opt to have their children tested on a school day when no other tests at school are being given and they tell the teacher in advance. That is because children are often highly scheduled in their sports and other after school activities, so we also include a Saturday Assessment times.
What You Receive
1) Our free 15 minute consultation with you. Then we email you the intake form and the 29 area Brain Advantage Learning Assessment in the mail, to have ready for our Assessment Appointment Time. The booklet you receive is only a portion of the assessment and there will be more during our skype appointment with you and your child.
2) The Brain Advantage Solutions Blueprint follows the Assessment (9-15 pages REPORT mailed to you within 3 weeks after the Assessment).
It includes results and complete recommendations on how to solve YOUR CHILD’S learning roadblocks, as well a recommended NOTEBOOK OF Personalized Learning Booklets to strengthen any areas causing your child difficulty.
These booklets match the Brain Advantage Learning Assessment and Solutions Blueprint and are personalized to your child. For that reason, they are separately charged from the assessment itself but are only a few dollars each.
We recommend you work on them for only 5-15 minutes per day to strengthen any weak AREA that show up on the Personalized Learning Solutions Blueprint
3) The How to Win the School Game Online Course Program with learning success strategies in all subject areas. We will send you access to this online course during our discussion following the Assessment.
4) FREE digital book, Instant Learning for Amazing Grades (210 PAGES OF LEARNING STRATEGIES FOR THOSE STUDENTS WANTING A LEARNING GUIDE TO HAVE ON-HAND
5) FREE access to How to Learn Anything 100% Faster Course by Howard Berg, the World’s Fastest Reader.
See what other parents have to say about the results of the Brain Advantage Learning Assessment below.
Do something now that your child will thank you for in the future and create a home-life filled with happy parents and happy kids.
Give your child the ‘superpower” of how to learn for a lifetime, and get the kind of grades and test scores they want. Show them how to learn in school and in the work world.
Total Price: $750.00
Brain Advantage Learning Assessment and Solutions Blueprint
Split the payment into two portions. $375 prior to the assessment, and $375.00 following the assessment.
Have more questions or want your child assessed by Pat Wyman on an individual skype call? Email us at fasterlearning (at) gmail.com and we’ll schedule a call with you.
Bio: Pat Wyman, M.A. (What Others Say About The Brain Advantage Learning Assessment and Solutions Blueprint is below the bio)
Pat Wyman, M.A. is known as America’s Most Trusted Learning Expert with a strong background in neuroscience and how the brain learns. She is also the world’s foremost expert in Personalized Learning Solutions and knows that what we call “intelligence” and learning skills can be trained.
Pat is a college instructor for teachers in continuing education, and the best-selling author of more than 10 books.
Wyman has numerous teaching credentials, a Master’s Degree in Education, is a reading specialist, holds a school Administrative Services Credential, has experience as a school vice principal, and is the creator of the Personal Learning Styles Inventory, which is used by thousands of schools and corporations around the world.
Her website, HowtoLearn.com has been online since 1996, has over 2.4 million visitors a year and she is is the recipient of the James Patterson Page Turner Award for her work to enhance literacy. She has testified on improving school vision screenings, and her materials and strategies are used in over 5,000 schools world-wide.
Companies such as Microsoft and Nordic Naturals have generously sponsored her books to give away to thousands of parents, teachers and students.
Pat has taught first year medical students and their medical school staff how to learn, as well as how to teach in order to improve medical board scores.
In addition, she has also taught students who want to get into graduate school and even medical school. As you can imagine, these students already had mostly excellent grades, but struggled with overwhelm because they had to study many times harder than other students to get the same results. Once they took the Brain Advantage Learning Assessment, these students discovered what was making learning more difficult than it should be, and achieved their results within months.
Have Pat Wyman come to your area
If you have a group of 15 or more students who want to take the Brain Advantage Learning Assessment, email our office and Pat will schedule a visit to your area to give the assessment to students in your group.
What Other Parents Have to Say
“Our son who is 13, was having great difficulty in school and we tried everything imaginable. We literally spent thousands on tutoring that did not work. Then, we had Pat Wyman conduct the Brain Advantage Learning Assessment with Solutions Blueprint and our son was able to get into the high school of his choice.
Based on the dramatic and very positive results we feel that The Brain Advantage Learning Assessment and Solutions Blueprint is priceless!
If you are even on the fence a little, ask yourself, what is it worth to have your child succeed in school and how will it change your life, and your child’s life?
As soon as we got the Brain Advantage Solutions Blueprint report and followed Pat Wyman’s recommendations our son’s grades went up very quickly!
His reading improved by more than 2 grade levels. He remembers his assignments and follows directions. He knows how to write a quality essay and is doing really well in school.
Our whole family is ecstatic now that we finally discovered the real reasons he was struggling and how to fix them!”
The Tech Family
“My daughter, Katie, was really suffering in school. She had reading problems and although we had taken her to several specialists, everyone just said she was bright, but not achieving to her potential. Then a friend told me about the Brain Advantage Learning Assessment and Solutions Blueprint.
We learned that Katie simply did not see the page the way other kids did, and her eyes were not working well together as a team. We got the colored overlays in the I Read I Succeed Vision Fitness Kit that Pat recommended and after doing the exercises, I am proud to say, Katie quickly caught up and even began to read above grade level. We followed all the other strategies in the book and used the booklets, and Katie graduated, with high honors, from high school! Today, she has her Psy.D as a Psychologist. Thank you Pat is not enough for what you’ve done for my daughter. Her whole life has changed, she is happy and achieved her dreams, all because your love for children blessed our lives. God Bless you.”
Ann Langley, Ph.D.
Redwood City, CA
“I used the strategies in this program from grade 3 all the way through graduate school to achieve my dream of getting a doctorate. Thank you for the Brain Advantage Learning Assessment and Solutions Blueprint Pat.” Katie Langley, Psy. D.
“I was failing one of my courses and if I took it again and did not pass, I would not graduate to become a first assistant surgical tech.
Pat’s Brain Advantage Learning Assessment and Solutions Blueprint showed me exactly what to do, how to learn and strengthen my memory of complex medical concepts.
I passed the exam as soon as I understood what really created my struggles in the first place! Today, I’m working in a very prestigious hospital now, all because I asked for, and got precisely the type of help that cannot be found anyplace else.”
What’s more, she did the very same thing for my daughter! I don’t know what we would have done if we had not found Pat Wyman’s Brain Advantage Learning Assessment and Solutions Blueprint. Thank you!
It is because of Pat’s insight, caring and real results, that my son Brandon will no longer have to struggle like he has since the second grade.
From the minute I met Pat, she immediately knew what to do to help my son, and we did it. Brandon was successful the first week and all the years thereafter! After taking the Brain Advantage Learning Assessment, and implementing the recommended strategies, it was the first time he actually experienced success in school.
His self-esteem skyrocketed. If your child struggles in any way in school, the Brain Advantage Learning Assessment will result in the changes you want and quickly!
Thank you Pat. I don’t know what we would have done if we hadn’t met you when we did.”