I truly believe things come into your life exactly when you need them and I feel it is true with this review. My son has vision problems and we have been through endless testing and treatments. One of the treatments he needed was eye therapy. This therapy was not only for his eyes but also helped his brain function better through brain retraining. His doctor felt his brain did not function normally due to the problems with his eyes. Now this therapy was not covered by insurance and cost $250 for a half an hour once per week. I took the option of sharing the thirty minute therapy session with another child and only had to pay $125 per week. This added up to $6,500 for one year of sessions. That’s a lot on a preschool teacher’s salary but I noticed such a difference in not only his academics but his behavior as well. My credit cards were maxed out and I had existed on peanut butter and jelly for a year but what mom wouldn’t sacrifice for her child especially when she sees such great results?
Fast forward three years and I’m a stay at home mom. I love being home but there is no extra money. The bills are still getting paid but I have every penny accounted for every week. Imagine my shock and horror when my son’s doctor tells me he needs to do another year of eye therapy. Where was I going to get that kind of money, especially in this economy?
This is where the miracle happens. I get an email from Judy Hanning asking me if I’d like to review a product that would help my son excel in school. Hmmm, a review for my blog that lets me use a product for free that will help my son excel in school? Um YES! I accepted and looked at some information on the learning institute website. One thing that made me fall in love with the product right away was when I came across their page on learning difference. This is something that I think so many kids struggle with in our school systems today and it breaks my heart. These are the kids that excelled in my preschool class because I was a firm believer in teaching that would benefit every different kind of learner. I have parents who come up to me who’s kids are in middle school and tell me that their child learned more in my class than any other. It’s a great compliment but at the same time it’s sad that a child who is a tactile learner will most likely struggle throughout his school career.
Then I opened the product and started using it with my son. Imagine my surprise when I found that most of the exercises were the ones he did in his eye/ brain therapy that cost me $125 per week and cost most parents $250 per week! This program is only $600 for a 12 month online program and only $840 for a year of videos. You can help your child retrain their brain for a savings of $5,660 to $5,900! I have been happily working with my son for approximately three hours a week. I am doing this over the summer and can’t wait to report the results when he goes back to school!
For any parent who has a struggling learner please go check out this website: http://www.learning-aids.com/
Here is the best part that I am so excited to share with you! They have offered to generously donate one year of online access to their learning program as a giveaway (value $600)! All you have to do is follow the instructions below:
Mandatory Entry Instructions:
1. You must follow Less Than Perfect Parents blog
2. You must go to the one of the following learning link website pages and leave a comment below about one thing you learned there. There’s a lot of interesting information!
3. Make sure you leave your email address in your comment because that’s how I’ll be contacting you!
For extra entries (optional):
1. Go to www.facebook.com/LearningLink, “like” the page with your personal profile and leave a comment.
2. Go to www.facebook.com/LessThanPerfectParents, like the page with your personal profile and leave a comment.
3. Tweet (once per day): I just entered a giveaway to help my child excel in school! http://goo.gl/mxpp9 Hosted by @HarpInstitute @LTPParents and @JudyHanning
For every extra entry make sure you leave a comment below! The more comments the better your chances of winning.
You can sign up until noon EST on 7/26/2011. I’ll send the winner an email within 24 hours.
*Judging: Less Than Perfect Parents will choose a winner based on a random drawing of comments below.
*Winner has 72 hours to claim prize.
Good luck everyone!
*I did not receive any financial compensation for this review, though I did review a sample of the product for evaluation purposes. The opinions are based only on my experiences with the product.*