Here we are still TRIPPING along 🙂 It’s been a crazy trip already but the ride is getting smoother. For those of you who are not familiar; let me recap on just what this cool progrsm is all about:
“TRIP” lessons consist of hand-eye coordination training exercises to help those with Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD and other reading problems. “TRIP” has been in use at our reading center for over 30 years and has helped thousands. “TRIP” contains 20 lessons in downloadable form. Each lesson contains sight words, flashing practice and a story reading exercise. Also included is a home reading lesson video showing you how to use the exercises plus techniques to successfully help your child. In a recent survey done by a well known consumer magazine to help students with reading problems three strategies taught in our video are listed as being helpful. These strategies are: the use of a tutor, one on one instruction and a daily or weekly schedule.
That said, there are some times in the first few lessons my son has felt like he is going backwards and not forward. Take heart; one of the things I like about the ease of the first few lessons (especially for my oldest) is that it builds him up and gives him a bit of confidence. It does get more challenging. The flash practices can be sped up and slowed down – we have experimented with the different levels and found that the slower it goes the harder it is for my son to attend to it. The intermediate speed for now is perfect. Numbers and letters are easy peasy (he says) but the shapes that they show – have to realy think and study them a bit more. That is one of the parts I love!
This program is testing his attention and making him focus on details where in the past it has been quite a challenge for him. Small spaces of time; a little here and there. Its challenging yet not so much that he gets frustrated and wants to quit. Its small steps; its seeig a little progress here and there. And that;s okay.
Wil be blogging more soon! Don’t miss our next T.R.I.P. 🙂