New Mexico Kids! Family Magazine May June 2013 : Page 9

Albuquerque PREPARING PREP ARIN NG EARL EARLY LY Y FOR FO OR A C COLLEGE OLLE EGE SCHOLARSHIP SCHO OL ARSHIP P by b y A Amanda manda Black B Blackmon mon L LearningRx ear ningRx Albuquerque-Northeast A lbuque er que -Nor theast (505) 856-15 856-1596 596 w www.learningrx.com/albuquerque-northeast w w .lear ning r x.c om/alb buquer que -nor theast y l a n Garcia ylan yl G a r ci a is i s o one n e o of f t three hr e e siblings si b lin l gs b being ein g raised ra i s e d b by y hi his s grandparents g ra a n d p a r en ts and a n d according acco r din g t to o hi his s g grandmother, ra n dm o t h er, , “ “receiving r e cei v in g a college co l leg e schol-s c h o l -a arship r s hi p i is s a m must”. u s t ” . Sa Sally l l y G Garcia a r ci a ha has s fi filled l le d D Dylan’s y l a n ’ s s schedule c h e d u le w with i t h extracurricular ext rac c ur r ic u l a r activities ac t i v i t ies in h hope o p e o of f k keeping e ep in g D Dylan yl y l a n o on n t track rac k t to o a co college l leg e e education. d uc a t io n. B Between etw e en sw swimming w immin g and a n d base-b a s e -b ball a l l p practice, rac t ice , boy b o y scouts s co o u ts and a n d s school, c h o o l , D Dylan yl y l a n co couldn’t u ldn n’ ’ t afford a ff ffo o r d to t o spend s p en e d hours h o ur s a and n d h hours o ur s h o on n h homework. o m e w o rk k A k. As s a 5 th grader g rader d at a t Comanche C o ma n c h e E Elementary, lem en t a r y y, , his hi s ina inability b i li ty t to o f fo focus, o c u s, p process r o ces s m multi-step u l t i-s t ep in instructions s t r uc t io o n s a and n d q quickly uic k l y co complete m p let e hi his s w work o r k w would o u ld s seriously er io o u s l y hin hinder der him n next ext y year e a r a as s a 6 th g grader. rader r. . Dylan D y yl l a n was wa s s squeaking q ue a k in g by, b y y, , losing losin g co confidence nfiden ce a and n d co confused nf fu f u s e d about a b o u t why w h hy y school s c h o o l wa was s s so o diffic d difficult. u l t . “ “Dylan D y yl l a n i is s a v very er y sma smart r t li little t t le b boy o y w with i t h t tons o n s o of f p potential, o t en t i a l , b but u t h he e co couldn’t u ldn ’ t g get et hi h his s w work o rk k do done, n e , s so o h he e b became e c a m e j just u s t a an n ‘ ‘average av v era g e s student’ t uden t ’ . ” Sa Sally l l y s said. a id . “ “I I k knew n e w h he e wa was s b better et t er t than ha n t that, ha t , he h e j just u s t n needed e e de d s some om e help. h e lp . ” A After ft er r reading e adin n g a about b o u t a another n o t h er fa family mi l y t that ha t ha had ad exp experienced er ien ce d similar setbacks, Sally called to schedule time for simi l a r s et b ac ks, Sa l l y c a l le d LearningRx L e a r nin gRx t o s c h e d u le a t im e f fo o r Dylan out what was D y l a n to t o take t a k e a Cognitive C og ni n t i v e Skills S k i l l s Assessment A s s es sm en t and a n d find fin n d o u t w ha t wa s causing learning struggles. c a u sin g his hi s le a r nin g s t r ug g les. “The initial amazing!” Sally said. “After the “ Th e ini t i a l process p r o ces s was wa s a mazin g! ” Sa l l y s a id . “ “A A ft er t h e assessment, learned that Dylan was really low some areas, and a s s es sm en t , I le a r n e d t ha a t D y l a n wa s r e a l l y lo w in s o m e a r e a s, a n d high others. He had been compensating for his low skills with his hig h in o t h er s. H e ha ad b e en co m p en s a t in g f fo o r hi s lo o w s k i l l s w i t h hi s higher ones. It all made sense. hig h er o n es. I ta t a l l lma ma ade s en s e . ” For Dylan, and processing speed were below F o r D yl y l a n, his hi s memory m em o r y a n d p r o ces sin g s p e e d w er e b e lo w age level. This was causing to have difficult time focusing, a g e le v e l . Thi s wa s c a u sin g him t o ha v e a diffic u l t t im m e f fo o c u sin g, completing quickly and remembering details and instructions. co m p let in g work w o r k q ui ic k l y a n d r em em b er in g det a i l s a n d in s t r uc t io n s. D “ I k “I knew n e w t th this h i s wa was a s something s o m et th h i n ng g th t that h a t tu tutoring to t o r i n ng gwa g wa wasn’t s n ’ t tgo going go o i n ng gt g t to ofix o fix. He H e ed d didn’t id n ’ t h a ve t th h e t to oo l s to t o acquire a c q u i r e a n d re r et ta a i n have the tools and retain th t the h e i information nf n fo f o r m a tio n h he e wa was s be being i n ng g ta t taught. a u ug gh g h t. ” S a l l ly y s a id. Sally said. A After ft er r reviewing e v ie w in g Dylan’s D y yl l a n ’ s assessment a s s es sm en t results, r es u l ts, E Exec-x e c -u t i v e Dir utive Director, e c t o r, , B Barbara a rb a ra N Northrop o r t hr o p a and n d t the h e G Garcia’s a r ci a ’ s customized c u s t o miz e d a 20-w 20-week e e k t training r a inin g program p r og ra m specific s p e cific for fo f o r Dylan. D y l a n. He H e would w o u ld attend a t t en d L LearningRx e a r nin gRx tw twice ice a week w e e k for fo f o r an a n hour-and-a-half h o ur -a n d-a-ha dh lf at a t tt a time t im i e to t o work w o r k o one-on-one n e-o n-o n e with w i t h his hi s personal p er s o na l brain b ra in trainer, t ra in er, , while w hi le also a l s o complete-co m p let e -ing in g three t hr e e hours h o ur s of o f training t ra inin n g at a t home. h o m e . “A “ “At At A t first fir s t D Dylan yl y l a n wa was s r really e a l l y n nervous. er v o u s. H He e wa was s a afraid fr f ra id the t h e training t ra inin n g would w o u ld make ma k e him feel fe f e e l stupid, s t u p id , li like k e s school. c h o o l . ” Sa Sally l l y s said. a id . “This “ Thi s c changed ha n g e d a almost lm os t imm immediately. e di a t e l y y. . H He e g got o t a along lo n g g great r e a t w with i t h hi his s t train-ra in -er a and n d en enjoyed nj j o y e d going g o in g to t o the t h e sessions. s es sio n s. B By y t the h e en end d o of f t the h e p program r og ra m h he e was sad wa s s ad to t o leave. le a av v e . ” Now that Dylan has completed his brain-training program, N o w wt t ha t tD D y yl l a n nha ha s sco co m p let e d hi sb s b ra in in-t t ra inin g gp p r og ra m, m he is able to get his homework done quickly allowing plenty of time h e i s a b le t o g et hi s h o m e w o rk k do n e q uic c k l y a l lo w in g p len ty o f t im e for extracurricular remembering fo f o r ext rac ur r ic u l a r activities. ac t i v i t ies. He H e is i s learning le a r ni in g faster, fa s t er, , r em em b er in g instructions better and completing work at school, so that his in s t r uc t io o n s b et t er a n d co m p let in g his hi s w o rk k a t s c h o o l , s o t ha a t hi s afternoons open for things a ft er n o o n s are a r e left o p en fo f o r t hin gs like li k e swimming, sw w immin g, baseball, b a s e b a l l , and a n d boy b o y scouts. s co u ts. “LearningRx “ L e a r nin gRx has ha s made a huge h ug e impact. im mp m p ac t . I am a m so s o much m uc h m more o r e f o c u s e d and focused fo a n d I le learn a r n t things hin gs faster fa s t er t than ha n other o t h er people p e o p le in my m y class. c l a s s. . ” Dylan D yl y l an said. s ai d . 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