Every Child Can Learn!
Lisa Harp created the research-driven Learning Success Blueprint and founded the Harp Learning Institute in 2000 after helping her own son overcome dyslexia, ADD, and auditory processing problems.
Although she was a credentialed teacher, she had few resources to help him at the time. By using extensive research and practical application with her son, he became an honor student within a year! Thousands of students have followed his path to become not only honor students but happy, well-adjusted students.
Lisa has been a certified teacher for over 37 years. She holds degrees in both English and Education as well as certificates in Brain Integration Therapy from Rebecca Kennard's Brain Transformations (Original Brain Integration Methods from Dianne Craft, MA, CNHP), Accuspark with Brain Integration, CLAD (English Language Development), Kyrene Elementary District Reading Instruction Certificate, Advanced Peer Coaching as well as extensive training in vision therapy.
The Learning Success Blueprint
1. Integrate the Body with the Brain
Although learning disabilities usually show up as academic issues, it is common for the body and brain of the struggling learner to not be integrated and working as a whole. These deficiencies usually reveal themselves as social, perceptual, memory, attention, and motor skills problems.
There is a hierarchy to learning! That's why the Learning Success Blueprint starts by integrating the brain and the body through easy exercises that kids love to do! Most of these specific and targeted exercises involve crossing the midline of the body and will rebuild new neural pathways in the brain.
2. Micro-doses of Sensory Skills
In this stage of the Learning Success Blueprint, we begin building the "walls" of the foundation through micro-doses of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic skills. Any weaknesses the learner has are flushed out, rebuilt, and made strong. Each micro-skill is easy to do, offers the learner instant success, and comes with a quick quiz so that skills mastery is achieved.
The problem with most programs is that they go in for the "kill" and overload an already frustrated and fatigued learner. We take a different approach. Step-by-step, we give the learner crucial sensory micro-skills necessary to finish strong.
3. Provide Academics in a Multi-Sensory Fashion
Students who struggle to learn can't easily do worksheets or read out of textbooks like their peers. That's because their learning systems are compromised, not because they aren't smart! In order to build the roof of your child's learning house, we have to construct a strong base of multi-sensory skills first.
After the base of the roof is built through visual, auditory, and kinesthetic means, then the shingles can added and the student is transitioned into regular mainstreamed learning.
The Harp Learning Institute is operated by a staff of caring people who love helping students achieve academic and life success. Each member of our team receives in-depth training in the Learning Success Blueprint and must be patient, calm, and caring.
Our staff is chosen by the teacher's education as well as the ability to work with students who are experiencing learning differences. Patience is a must! We boast of a caring, positive staff who love to work with children, teens, and adults with special needs.