Learning RX and My Son’s Reading Struggles

I noticed Ben was struggling in reading when he was in first grade.  By Christmas he was still having a difficult time with sight words and everyone else in the class was already reading sentences.  I went to his teacher and voiced my concerns, and she told me not to worry about it.  It was normal for kids this age to be struggling, to wait until second grade and it should get better.  So I did wait, worrying the whole time that something needed to be done.  In second grade, they placed Ben in Tier 3.  I would meet with the teacher once a month and she would tell me that Cole was struggling in Tier 3 and he should have been in Tier 3 in First grade. By Christmas, we knew that he wasn’t catching up, so I started Hooked on Phonics.  He would cry every night because it was so hard for him to put the sounds together.  It would take him hours just to read a short story for homework.  Reading wasn’t the only subject he was struggling in.  Because his reading wasn’t up to par, he was struggling in all subjects when he had to read the directions to know what to do.  Hooked on Phonics got us nowhere except frustrated at each other, because I wanted him to try again and he was shut down. By March, the teacher and I had already discussed the possibility of holding him back because he simply wasn’t ready for 3rd grade.  I was in the office at school talking to the principal and she gave me a LearningRx brochure that she had been given.  She told me she didn’t know anything about the program, but it was something to think about.  I called before school was out to set up a time for him to be tested. The testing showed what I had thought.  That he had a hard time putting sounds together, but it also showed me that he was having a hard time with his short term and long term memory.  What?  How do you correct this?  At this time, I will have to be honest, I was skeptical that the program could help my son.  So the Monday following school getting out, we started Learning RX. The first couple of months, I really didn’t see that much of a change.  It was about half way through the program and when school started back, that I noticed the affect the program had on Ben.  In class, he was no longer easily distracted.  He would sit down and start his work and be the first one done.  When it came time for homework, we were done within 15-30 minutes.  But the big difference came when he read.  He was no longer afraid to tackle words he didn’t know.  He would try them until he got it right and wouldn’t cry that it was too hard.  Now he reads books all the time, not just for homework!  LearningRx changed our lives.  It gave Ben the confidence to be able to do his homework on his own.  He doesn’t even need my help anymore! Thanks Learning RX for everything you did!  Words cannot express how thankful I am I enrolled him in the...
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The Investment in LearningRx Has Proven to Be Very Beneficial for Our Family

We came to LearningRx after hearing a program overview at a PCA faculty meeting. The student she described as having a hard time focusing and slow processing speed, described my child perfectly. We scheduled testing and began the program in a matter of weeks. My son was partnered with the most amazing trainer. There are not enough adjectives to describe how amazing his trainer has been. He is very dynamic and enthusiastic. One of the things that stands out the most in my mind is the trainer’s encouragement. Over the course of 16 weeks, I have seen my son improve in speed of math facts, reading level, and confidence in himself. The investment in LearningRx has proven to be very beneficial for our...
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List of Proud Improvements

Overall, our son is more confident, assertive, and positive. His school reports are progressive and he is doing well in his class. Here are a few points regarding our son in which we are proud of: Better handwriting Better memory (recollects stories and character names) Better listening More open and less shy Polite and well-mannered Reads and follows instructions better Well organized and keeps desk and bag neat More responsible and careful with his things Respectful of people around and cares for them Better focus and concentration, but with more room for...
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My Husband and I May Have to Be Next, Just to Keep up with Our Boys

Our LearningRx story actually started about two years ago. We were having trouble with our oldest son and school work. So, when we heard about the LearningRx program, we thought it would be the perfect fit for us. An amazing change took place over the course of five months and life was better all around for our family. Almost two years later, we started to see the same issues with our youngest son. Immediately, we set up a time to do the testing for him to see if ThinkRx would work for him as well. That started our second journey through the program. Most of the training this time around has taken place over the summer. We haven’t seen the dramatic effects of the program yet since we have just now started back into school. However, the review for math has been a breeze so far. We look forward to seeing the many changes that will come as we get further along into the school year. This is such an amazing program. My husband and I may have to be next, just to keep up with our...
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When I First Started LearningRx I Didn’t like It. Then, I Started to Realize It Was Helping Me.

When I first started LearningRx I didn’t like it.  Then, I started to realize that it was helping me.  My memory was improving and it made me feel smarter.  Now, paying attention at school doesn’t seem to be as hard for me.  The games that I played with my trainer were relatively easy but very helpful.  My trainer was great and she made my sessions fun.
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