We Help Students Overcome Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, and Other Learning Disabilities!
Lisa Harp 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 30 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.
Our Approach to Learning
Our approach is different than most learning centers. First, we treat the student as a "whole". We start with a basic learning evaluation and then customize the Harp Learning System to specifically meet each student's needs.
We start all students with basic body/brain connection exercises as well as gross motor skills. From there, we move the student through a series of visual and auditory skills that strengthen the student's learning foundation. We add in memory building and academics along the way. Of course, our academics are taught in a unique way.
By using movement, color, pictures, and a multi-sensory approach, the student overcomes the learning challenge that prevented academic success. This step-by-step process ensures academic and learning success.
If the student is strong or weak in a particular skill, our scientific testing procedure will systematically move the student to the next level or keep the student practicing until skills mastery is met.
If the student needs more time and practice, that's okay! New neural pathways are built in this brain at any age, and it's easier if the student is a young learner.
At the Harp Learning Institute, we understand that each student is unique and that needs are different. We customize each student's program to ensure academic success.
In addition, we believe that learning should be fun! We love to see our students smiling, laughing, and learning. Our integrated game system allows students to play academic games while out of their seats and moving because we know that with movement comes learning!
Each Harp Learning Institute is operated by a staff of caring people who love helping students achieve academic and life success. The Harp Learning Institute has an in-depth training system to ensure that the students' needs are met.
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.
Our premiere, full service learning centers and private schools are located in Lodi and Oakdale, California