Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The main user was to be a 7 year old suffers from focus and attention issues. They found it to be easy for him to use by himself on a daily basis. He would read books aloud to himself for 15-20 minutes at a time. They also had him count aloud alternating from a soft to loud voice for each number. They have seen some improvements in some of his problem areas, but again it is difficult to say what has made the most impact. More time with the product may produce more specific results. One frustration is the size isn't adjustable so it feels large on a child's head. That may be necessary for it to work properly, but it takes some getting used to. Still, the kids enjoy using it and making silly sounds!
Because little sisters always want to do what their big brothers are doing, another user was a 3 year old. At her age, her language and clarity is still developing so Forbrain made a very clear difference immediately even though she only used it a few times. Each time she used it she would talk more slowly and deliberately, correcting herself when she would hear a word spoken incorrectly. It quickly helped her to say her ‘L’ sounds more correctly.
Based on this limited experience, Forbrain is a high-quality resource certainly for anyone with language or speaking difficulties. Those difficulties certainly impact other issues so it makes sense that this tool could have farther reaching effects with long-term use. When learning challenges come with our children, one of the most life-giving things is just knowing about different resources that might could help. This gives us hope for growth and improvement!
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Sunday, November 12, 2017
At every stage your children go through, there is a moment or a series of moments when you know that this is when it matters. Rocking that baby that just wanted Mommy. Teaching that toddler to pray. There's a lot of stuff that matters, but then there are those things that you know you won't get back. The moments that shape their hearts towards God and their expectations of other relationships. J turned 7 over the weekend and we celebrated until we couldn't anymore! As we should. His birth was a beautiful accomplishment for me and his 7 years of life have been such a blessing. As he's asleep in his bed under a brand new comforter in a relatively new bunk bed and I roll around the concept that he's 7, I'm struck with another moment. He's on his way to 10 and whatever strength of character I hope to shine through in adolescence needs to be formed immediately. I know it isn't absolute, but it feels almost like cement is being poured into his heart and I need to shape it before it dries.
He came home tonight and finished a new Lego set he had gotten for his birthday all by himself. That's a new thing for him because usually he either requires help or just really wants a partner for relationship sake. Tonight though he made it very clear he wanted to prove to himself and his family that he could finish the whole thing by himself in one day! I was so proud of him. I've known for a while that there are certain things that he needs as a male that I either can't understand or won't always recognize readily on my own. This is a great example. Proving himself is important to both genders of course, but I think it can be especially important for boys to do so in areas having nothing to do with their mothers. His focus of energy and motivation was so neat to watch, while a little overwhelming how much this little person has developed into a boy looking ahead to adolescence. I love it and it terrifies me all at the same time.
I'm deeply dreading the reality of his heart needing to belong to another, but I'm so thankful it has been mine for another year. Happy 7th Birthday J!
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
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Sunday, November 5, 2017
As I'm navigating this child life for the third time, there is so much beautiful and wounding at the same time. On a daily basis you're hit with a reality wave that reminds you how this is not how you planned it exactly and yet it is everything! My sister-in-law put it right in her newest song.
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Saturday, November 4, 2017
While my avid reader loves to consume just about anything, he is definitely ready to work on comprehension. The Exercises included with each story are great for digging into content. Each story includes The Maze, Finish the Sentence, Imagine, and Finish the Story. My favorite is the Maze. It presents true or false statements that, if answered correctly, will lead you successfully to the finish. I thought it was a really fun take on the maze concept! J loves reading, but slowing down to comprehend isn't always his favorite thing to do. Having different kinds of exercises available covering the same content really does make it more palatable for him.
There are also some helpful free resources on the website like instructions, the assessment worksheets I already mentioned, Running Record Sheets that assess reading fluency and a running record sheet for a classroom or group of students. If this sounds like something your reader could use, my readers will receive 25% off by using the coupon code raisingreaders at checkout. For the amount of content and exercises you receive, $16.95 is a great price! Getting 25% off makes it even better.
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