Walking in the shoes of Language processing disorder - harry
Harry was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity, a language processing disorder and dyslexia. He attended a private school in an affluent area. While it is most challenging for the average student, maintaining the status quo for a child with numerous learning problems would find school practically impossible.
Harry had been tutored every afternoon with a paid professional. In the evenings, his mother and/or father worked with him. Homework was a nightmare primarily because it consisted of the schoolwork accumulated during the day which he did not complete, and the normal homework every one was required to do.
This little fellow found life most stressful. He had no friends. He rarely went out for recess at school. He was always completing his morning assignments. His teacher complained that he was too poor a student to follow the simplest of directions. He was a slow reader with little ability to comprehend his reading. Harry’s grades were more in the failing range than the passing. He was administered medication for ADHD which did not seem to remedy any of his problems, for the teacher informed his parents after a week of medication, “You must get this child to a doctor so he may be medicated for ADHD!” She recommended that his parents consider another school placement for the next year.
He came to be considered for Brainjogging after Christmas. He attended six sessions with a Brainjogging specialist. His parents drove five hours each way. His regular toning routine was twice daily for five to seven minutes at home for Brainjogging. He and his parents inserted his academic lessons from school based upon the training they received during the six sessions. By the spring of that school year, the Pennebaker Learning Center staff recommended that he repeat second grade at the same school, but on another campus. In the summer, Harry attended two ten-day sessions at Camp Academia. He was taken off all medications. Toning for learning was difficult. He spent five months on Brainjogging before he became toned. He often pretended that he was Brainjogging, when in reality, he was not. Since the program recorded every keystroke and the time of day it was done, monthly camp sessions revealed his cunning. His mother feared he may never become “toned.” However, he finally did! His second grade retention gave Harry a gradual rise in class rank. He also became a black belt in Karate in the third grade and an Honor Roll student!