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Parents’ Report Sheet

THE LEARNING CLINIC: SUCCESS REPORTS

Reporting Period: 2/2014-12/2016

 

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[Some portion of the training may have been done in home therapy,

noted in parentheses. “—“ scores were averaged in as zero.]

In Summary:

 6 weeks of therapy = 48% improvement of the original complaints.

12 weeks of therapy = 60% improvement of the original complaints.

18 weeks of therapy = 68% improvement of the original complaints.

=/> 24 weeks of therapy = 79% improvement of the original complaints.

 

DATE

 

 

WEEKS

 

 

GAINS

 

 

PARENT’S COMMENTS

 

2/4 6 Focus has improved; words moving on page has decreased; Personality has improved; Headaches have decreased; Is now reading on own; and sports abilities and video gaming has improved.
2/8 9 Resents the therapy.
2/8 23 80% Made the honor roll for first time ever; Reads on own now; reading fluency and comprehension have improved.
2/13 6 50% Now shows interest in learning; fewer negative behaviors and tantrumming; more cooperative; “The results are amazing!”
2/15 6 50% Pulled out of learning support; more confident; reads on own; behaviors have improved some.
2/15 8 80% Handwriting has improved, noted by teacher; loves his glasses; parents were skeptical at first.
2/22 6 80% (+) Math grade is improved, homework is less a battle; having more “good” days; reading interest is improved; “We’re on the right track.”
4/1 12 70% Reads better; handwriting improved, fewer reversals; eyestrain decreased; reading interest and comprehension is better; confidence improved; less frustrated.
4/5 (52) 80% Now reads on grade level; grades improved; quality of work improved; enjoys school more; confidence improved as is self-esteem; better social skills; sports skills improved; much better emotionally;
4/1 6 20% Doesn’t fall as much; reading id improved, math is better; sees schoolwork as more fun now; happier.
4/14 6 25% Falls less frequently; able to focus longer, reads better now and reads for fun; writing is better.; enjoys work more and is happier. (Twin to child above.)
5/12 6 70% Eye turns less; grades and comprehension are improved; is neater and finishes on time; better class participation; reading improved; concentration is improved; and the overall quality of work is up.
5/12 20 70% Reading and spelling have both improved; decreased headaches; less stressed and happier; reads on his own and for fun; words don’t move on the page any longer; homework has improved; attention span and confidence have both improved; not as clumsy and experiences less fatigue.
5/27 16 40% Math is better; OT has noted improvements; fewer tears over schoolwork; reading and writing are improved; reversals decreased; enjoys school more; happier overall; coordination is better; many fewer “behaviors”.
5/31 16 Writing is improved; quality of work is up; teachers have commented on improved performance; happier; self-esteem is improved; much less frustrated; sports skills are better.
6/10 18 65% Headaches are decreased; grades are up; writing is better; school is more fun; better quality work; self-esteem and confidence are improved; more outgoing and family relations are much improved.
7/26 18 70% Reading and writing have improved; on task more of the time; attempts new things; fear of failure greatly reduced; many behavioral improvements (13 of 15 listed on checklist ).
7/26 6 50% Handwriting is improved; reads on own ;self-esteem has improved; and confidence is improved.
8/5 18 50% Headaches are reduced; spelling and reading are better; enjoys school more; confidence and self-esteem have improved; 12 of 15 behavioral improvements are checked.
8/6 6 70% Remarkable progress (sic); headaches are decreased; calmer; focuses longer; self-control is better; happier; is aware that things are changing.
8/21 22 90% No longer has visual complaints; guitar teacher notes better skills; focus is improved, attitude and self-control issues improved; tics are mostly gone; words no longer move on the page; grades and quality of work are improved; spelling is better; enjoys school more; family relations are better; 12 of 15 behavioral items have improved.
9/23 24 60% Focus improved; desires independence in school work.
9/30 24 60% (Twin of the above boy) Reading is improved,; wants to do work; calmer; more independent; attention is better; has fewer meltdowns; confidence and self-esteem improved.
10/4 12 80-90% Writing and spelling are improved; comprehension is improved; enjoys school; reversals are decreased; overall quality of work is improved; frustration level is down.
10/4 12 90% No longer fears math; meltdowns are far fewer and shorter in duration; “Kind of amazed, overall.”
10/16 21 90% Headaches only occur without his glasses; more confident; assists other children now; able to participate in a adult bible class at an adult-like level.
12/13 52(26) 50% Reading confidence improved; math improved; spelling improved. (Therapy irregular)
1/3 18 90% Math improved; reads without using his finger; toe walking decreased, almost gone.
12/16 6 50% Reading has improved, glasses have definitely helped; doing better at keeping up with work;school says she is doing great (but child is negative).
12/16 6 25% Not rubbing eyes as much, no longer get red; a few break throughs in reading;reading is smoother.
1/3 18 90+% Not using finger for tracking; math is improved; reading more difficult material thanever; toe walking almost non-existant.
1/24 12 80% All grades are improved; teachers call his glasses “magic glasses”; reading scores are improved; teachers note a huge difference.
3/3 6 50% More willing to do and complete homework than ever before; math grade is up; doesn’t blink as much; “…we’re on the right track.”
3/14 24 100% Tracks now w/o finger;” LIKES math!!!”; works better in groups and on own; offers to be an advocate.
3/26 22 90% Looks one iun the eye when talking; Grades up from struggling C’s and D’s to A’s and B’s; put back in standard reading class; school will test him to see if he tests out of his IEP; amth teacher says “Keep doing what you’re doing, it’s working.:”; much less stressed, enjoys school.
3/30 33 90-95% No longer makes visual complaints about school; math reading, spelling skills all improved; focus, concentration, note-taking and comprehension all are greatly improved; starting to talk about college; reasons rand problem-solving are better; self-esteem and confidence are better; will now ask for help; tics are reduced and we see fewer behaviors.,
4/7 18 70% Reaidng is more fluent, connected; connects subjects in school; focuses for longer periods oof time.
4/18 12 90% Reduced squinting and blinking;grades up from D-F level to C+ and better; teacher emailed parent on her pleasure with the improvement; more social, confident, listens better; more willing todo homework; very relieved with the improvement as she goes into 6th grade.
5/23 6 Much more excited to read, reads on own; doing better.
5/26 60 80% [Streff syndrome] Now performing at grade level; straight A student now; reading rate is slow yet, but comprehension is high; very social with adults.
6/20 45 100% Reading accuracy and fluency have improved; math is better, better grades overall; reads on own; fewer problems with homework; fewer letter reversals; able to work more independently; less emotional; not as clumsy, better video at video games.
6/20 18 80% Organization greatly improved; far less stressed and emotional; fewer problems with homework; better at sports.
6/8 6 80-90% Never wants to take glasses off; all gardes have gone up; all his teachers are very impressed; much happier and outgoing; now ants to go to activities, was eluctant prior;
6/30 (12) 50% Fewer letter reversals; reading level has improved almost 18 months; more comfortable reading aloud.
8/1 12 Grades are all improved, making mostly B’s; reading is easier; math problems yet, but much better than it was; now reads on level, teachers have commented; desires to read now, in great contrast to prior behavior.
8/17 6 Reads smoother with glasses, seems to resist them, however; dpoing muchbetter overall.
9/12 32 80% Teachers note improvement n completing tasks; Teacher notes that “Max is like a different kid when he puts the glasses on; HUGE changes in emotional stability; meltdowns were daily, now weeks go by.
9/22 6 90% Understands better with glasses; straight A student; school can’t believe the changes in reading in this short amount of time; doesn’t get as frustrated as easily.
10/15 12 >50% Doesn’t strain as much reading; school wasn’t reinforcing glasses use.
10/26 12 80% Focuses better; grades improved, not stressed as much; more interest in reading; spelling and math are better, quality of work overall has improved; fewer problems getting work done in school and with homework, as well; fewer reversals; 10 of 15 behavioral markers have improved.
11/14 6 80-90% No longer complains about eyes hurting; reading fluency has improved, but needs prompted to read yet; conference yesterday – teachers are very happy with the improvement; does homework without complaint now,; no longer has meltdowns; “Andrew’s attitude toward school work has been altered, he is re-learning the lessons that he had missed and is doing well.”
11/17 6 70% “Glasses/prisms have made a world of difference”; eyes don’t hurt; copies more quickly; does homework without hating to, ass before; classwork and tests completed much faster, noted by teachers; more interested in reading; reads longer and with comprehension; reads for fun; self esteem and confidence are improved; more relaxed.
11/21 6 40% Writing is more fluid; reads and writes on own at times, now; more reading fluency; homework time is often much easier; eyes don’t hurt; less frustrated, self-esteem improved.
12/5 18 50% Doesn’t “tic” as often; reads faster, more fluently; speaks better; have made GREAT improvements, still coming along.
12/28 18 50% Reads better, but still not smoothly as yet; homework is faster and easier; more confident with peers;
2/11 24(6) 80-90% Focus is better; much less frustration; less clumsy;
2/27 6 30% Reading seem s easier; Doing well; happier.
4/2 12 (100%) No longer has meltdowns over school or homework; enjoys researching topics; self-esteem/confidence is now “overflowing”; no longer calls himself a failure; more adult conversations; 100% thrilled with the program.
4/2 6 20-30% Less blinking; handwriting improved,; reads longer and for fun; spelling and vocabulary has improved; tests somewhat better; concentration improved; better organization; more confident; relishes the praise of doing well in training;
4/16 6 60% Better vision; likes to read for parents now, a significant change; less anxious, more confident; WANTS to be more organized.
5/21 12 Better focus; spelling and reading both improved; school notes change and has asked to retest her; more persistent in completing schoolwork.
5/21 6 90% Batting and catching better; better at word problems; reading proficiency is up; comprehension is better; teacher has commented upon his improvement on reading; interest in math is noted by the teacher. “Significant improvement at school.”
5/24 6 50% Wears these glasses continuously, a sign that these are helping; reads road signs now; moves in space easier; grades are up to A’s and B’s; handwriting is better; needs less help to finish homework; classroom behaviors are improved; more engaged, less anxious; better quality work; enjoys school more; more confident; happier.
6/7 18 80% Solid B in reading; math is an issue yet with coins; desires to play video games now; spelling and writing have improved; less frustration.
6/20 6 More willing to wear glasses; reads better; reads on own now; more socially sensitive; “He’s doing much better.”
6/21 12 Eyes are “real good”; reads books on own more often; more confident; more social, better awareness of social needs; home therapy inconsistent.

 


THE LEARNING CLINIC: SUCCESS REPORTS
WITH PDD(NOS) and CNS-INJURED CHILDREN

Reporting Period: 1/05-7/07

The following are reports of estimates of changes from the parents.
[Diagnoses include Autistic Spectrum to Asperger’s Syndrome, Hyperlexics, and several TBI/Stroke sufferers.]

DATE WEEKS GAINS PARENTS’ COMMENTS
7/2/07 6 50% (A) Glasses help him read and write better read smoother, teacher reports him as more on task. Does summer Bridge Book more willingly and better.
6/8/07 36(34) 90% (A) Better eye contact; stays focused; teacher really enjoys (her); outstanding speller.
4/21/07 12 30-50% (A) More compliant with wear of Rx; more confident; can say all of alphabet and write about half of it.
4/5/07 12 (A) Prefers to wear glasses, says everything is esier. Better class involvement, confidence is up. Less frustration keeping on task. Emotionally doesn’t have meltdowns over homework.
3/31/07 25 70% (A) Less eye rolling, fatigue. Grade up from C to B in Language Arts this 9 weeks. School happy with his academic progress, note that his attention has improved. PE teacher notes changes. Tae Kwan Do – skills and focus have improved noticeably.
3/10/07 26(20) 50% (A) Can see pages better. Can do mazes, writes his name, traces letters better; teacher notes a (performance difference) with and without glasses; calmer. Coordination is better; catches balls better.
2/17/07 24 80% (A) Reduced eye tics. Progressing academically. School is happy with progress. Draws more, reads for pleasure. We’ve all noticed more imaginative play and conversation is improved, as well.
12/16/06 >52TBI 80% Socializes more. Wants to play more and will rush through things to get to play.
11/4/06 12 40-50% (A) Do not notice eye rolling or head tilting. Tracking while reading seems improved. Now writing more, including creative stories. Working more independently, declines help from his TSS. Made some cognitive leaps. Motor changes: swings, snaps fingers, blows bubbles.
10/14/06 26 80% (A) Learning sight words. Coloring and cutting better. Spontaneously counts objects. Teacher notes changes in reading. Sounds out letters. Plays more with sister. Speaks more in public and novel situations. Motor skill changes: running, bicycle, buttons/snaps.
10/13/06 24 (A) Starting to “get” math. Homework is not a major problem. Mostly positive remarks from school. Very few tantrums, cooperates more, maturing .
9/28/06 52 80 % (A) Glasses seem to really help! Notices a big difference. Looks for words to read. Self corrects more. Work that used to take an hour now takes 10 minutes. Concentration improved. Was considered mildly retarded in first grade. Borderline in 2nd grade; 3rd – currently being called bright but lazy. School notes a lot of progress. Notices everything around him, seems confident, a lot more interactive play and imaginative play. Ended Wrap-around successfully.
9/23/06 6 20% (A) Less eye rolling, less fatigue reading or at computer. Reads more, initiates it on own. Handwriting has really improved. More social at recess. Less stimming, A little more coordination and balance. More interested in playing appropriately with toys. [NOTE: “Not been able to incorporate much of the home therapy to this point.”]
8/5/06 52 80% [Stroke patient.] He’s doing more physical activities. Swimming now (underwater, too!). Having fewer tantrums. Calmer overall. Eager to learn and go to first grade. “I can’t wait!” Coloring and drawing—drastic improvement. Less frustrated – not as angry. More outgoing, handles changes in routine better. Improved self-esteem, more confident. There is still work to do, but his progress reassures (us) that the goals are attainable,
8/5/06 24 90% (A) Continues to read more letters and asks what words say. Looks at words more than pictures. More vocal in public—overall change in maturity. Great improvement in speech. Sentences flow better, smoother.
[DATA FROM 7/05-7/06 NOT SUMMARIZED.]
6/18/05 12 95% (A) Teachers comment on changes, academic and social. Writes more. Not so shy. Attention span is increased.
6/9/05 6 40% (A) Pays attention longer. Speaks better. More socially outgoing.
6/4/05 60(54) 80% (A) Teacher notes improvement in learning. “Lost look” now gone.
4/30/05 52 40-50% (A) Real improvement out of school setting. Picks up on more things faster.
4/23/05 6 90% (A) Writing beautifully now. Participates in sports for 1st time ever.
4/16/05 24 80% (A) Scored above age readiness levels for 1st grade.
3/15/05 6 40% (A) Improvement in cognitive areas. Confident, independent.
3/11/05 36 80%
  1. Having math problems yet. Gets out of seat.

[Later found to be a desk design problem, noted by her OT.]

2/14/05 6 >50% (A) Wants to wear glasses. (Still) inconsistent.
1/15/05 24 80% (A) Less whining. Beams. Enjoys being with peers.

The reader’s attention is called to the relatively large, gratifying changes in behavior. Realize that these are subjective estimates by parents who are not used to seeing great change in their children in other programs, and so may represent more of a stress relief than a “cure.” (There’s nothing wrong with that, however.)

One parent, in particular, said to another parent in our waiting room, “This is the only method we’ve tried that has worked!”

It seems obvious that our S-O-S program is addressing these children in a VERY different manner. Will your child benefit in the same way?  That’s not possible to say in advance in any certain way, but the numbers above are encouraging.  Rest assured that we do not proceed when there is a plateau.

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