Does Your Child Struggle in School?
“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” – Albert Einstein
A Special Kind of Learning Centre
Every child is unique because every brain is unique. If your child struggles in school, his brain might not have developed the skills needed for school success. It isn’t a bad brain. It is just untrained in some of the skills that school requires. These skills include memory, attention, listening, reasoning, auditory processing, etc. When these are trained, your child will be succeeding in school.
How many of these items apply to your child’s learning problems?
- Struggles to keep up with the class (perhaps is on an IEP).
- Is not a proficient reader despite extra help.
- Dislikes school.
- Is embarrassed, feels shame, about his learning struggles.
- Is a behaviour problem in the classroom.
- The teacher thinks it is an attention issue, possibly even ADHD, and that medication may be beneficial.
- Has a “different” learning style. (This is not really helpful. Kids must be able to learn by listening and reading. These are trainable skills!)
- There is too much homework because schoolwork isn’t being completed in class.
- You are dumbfounded as to why your bright child struggles with simple tasks.
- Your child’s learning problems are having an affect on your family life.
Your child may be just a little behind in class or years behind. Regardless, the programs we offer will make an amazing difference. This is because we identify the root cause and train that skill. When the deficit is gone, so is the learning problem. This is true for grey-area kids and those with greater struggles. Even kids with Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Auditory Processing Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, and Traumatic Brain Injury benefit.
Accomplished Learning Centre is one of Canada’s leading providers of specialized programs. These programs really change the way a kid learns. This is very different from traditional learning centres offering only academic tutoring (just more teaching).
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein
Does Your Child Face Any of These Learning Challenges?
- Reading – Difficulty learning to read, poor comprehension, fluency, sounding out.
- Writing – Can’t put thoughts on paper.
- Spelling – Passes the spelling test but misspells those same words later.
- Comprehension – Doesn’t understand what’s said or read.
- Focus, concentration – Can’t focus on a task, easily distracted.
- Attention, listening – Doesn’t pay attention to speaker, forgets or can’t follow instructions, easily distracted by sounds.
- Overly active – Squirms, tips chair, frequently gets up to sharpen pencil or use bathroom, distracts other students.
- Math – Can’t remember math facts, doesn’t understand word problems, lacks concept understanding.
- Handwriting, printing – Sloppy, off the lines, doesn’t seem to care how it looks.
- Poor memory – Forgets homework at school, doesn’t remember what to do, can’t memorize lists or facts.
- Easily frustrated – Gets angry, gives up, cries, shouts, or withdraws.
- Unmotivated or lazy – Doesn’t seem to care to even try anymore.
You may want to go to our Challenges page to learn more.
There are solutions!
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein
If spending more time and effort on schoolwork (during and after school) is not reaping different results, it’s time to look at doing something different!
More teaching is not the solution to learning challenges. The solutions lie in special programs designed to improve thinking and learning abilities. These programs strengthen attention, memory, listening, processing speed, phonological processing, executive function, and other thinking abilities. Accomplished Learning Centre provides these specialized programs for strengthening thinking skills and improving a child’s ability to learn in a regular classroom.
Assessment and Parent Consultation, $250
First, is the assessment. It will enable us to find out what’s really going on with your child. Then, you will return a few days later for a Parent Consultation to go over the results.
At the Parent Consultation you will get a clear idea of why your child is struggling and what can be done about it. We will discuss your child and go over the assessment results in detail. Then, together, we can determine which program or programs would be most suitable for your child’s needs and personality, and your goals and budget.