Once used only by developmental specialists, Learning Breakthrough is now organized into daily activity segments that make it easy to use by any clinician, educator or parent without special training. The program is an updated version of the 1982 original, comes with a DVD that shows every movement and represents an accumulation of the most successful activities identified over the past 30 years.
The program can be used as a stand-alone therapy, in conjunction with other therapies or as a “homework” product that supports the efforts of parents, teachers, tutors and therapists. It is simple to use in two, 15 minute sessions a day and is a valuable aid for anyone (adult or child) interested improving their brain processing abilities.
Many developmental specialists use the program, along with other therapies, to enhance their treatments. Others encourage clients to use the program at home each day in order to consolidate therapeutic gains when formal therapy ends.
When you purchase the program you receive easy to follow instructions, all the equipment and a work-along DVD video that makes it simple to get started. You can be using your program within 15 minutes of receiving it. We are available to answer any questions you may have as you begin the program and are always available to support your efforts. If you have any questions, please contact us by email or call at 1-888-853-2762 (or from outside US +561-373-3640).
Frequency of Activities
The frequency and consistency of use is crucial to maximizing improvement. To get the most out of the program we recommend that it be used everyday, preferably 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the afternoon or evening (just before doing homework is an ideal time). Doing the activities more times than this each day is not recommended. It is our hope that the activities become a part of your daily routine, just like brushing your teeth. If you miss a day just jump back in as soon as you can. Very often clients see positive benefits right away and may be tempted to relax the amount of time they devote to doing the program. Please do not. The cumulative effect of performing Learning Breakthrough activities over an extended period of time can be astounding. It is exactly this sustained effort that leads to long-standing changes and strengthening of the neural networks involved in efficient brain processing.
Length of Program
The longer you use the Learning Breakthrough Program the better! You should plan on making a 9 to 12 month commitment of daily use. Many people use the program for 6 months and are thrilled with the improvement they achieve. Others do not see the benefits they are targetting even start for three months and therefore stay on the program a full 12 months or longer in order to ensure the gains they make stay with them. Using the program on a less structured basis thereafter is a strategy for success that some adults have used for years and still swear by.
The program manual includes a number of tests. We encourage you to use these tests as a way to benchmark progress. We also recommend that you keep a journal or file with information about the user that will help you compare their performance as time goes by. Sometimes changes are very gradual. As an example, being able to compare handwriting and reading speed after three months of program use against pre-program samples can provide valuable feedback and motivation.