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When a learning disability such as dyslexia, autism, or ADD/ADHD prevents your child from attaining academic success, it can take over your whole life!  

 

If your child is a unique learner, has been diagnosed with a learning disability, or just needs an academic brush-up, the Lodi, California Harp Learning Institute's tutoring program can make learning a breeze. 

 Call (209)365-0950 to schedule a Harp Learning Evaluation!

Lisa Harp, a certified teacher for nearly forty years knows what it's like to have a child struggling in school.  Back in the early 1990's, her son struggled with dyslexia, ADD and auditory processing issues.  Because of him, she developed the Harp Learning System and within one year, he was an honor student!  

Tens of thousands of students have reached learning and academic success since then.  Imagine how proud you'll be when your child makes huge academic strides, when report cards are glowing.  And won't it be fantastic when those homework battles disappear?

Learning doesn't have to be a chore.  As a matter of fact, it should be easy.  But sometimes a smart child struggles with the process of learning.  We refer to these students as unique learners.  They might be creative, articulate, engaging, and loaded with personality.  But when it comes time to read or write, it's like speaking a foreign language.

That's where the Harp Learning System comes in!  Because it's based on sound research and systematically fills in your child's learning gaps, there's no guesswork involved.  And our teachers are hand-picked and trained by founder, Lisa Harp.

Even better, the program is designed with kids in mind, so they have fun.  Kids are up and out of their seats, playing active learning games, and do academics geared for the tactile learner - based on movement and crossing the midline of the body.  This means you won't be fighting your child to go to tutoring!

Our kids sit on big balls because they might be full of energy and wiggly.  Pieces of the  early stages of the program involve jumping on a mini-tramp while performing sensory exercises.  The kids beg to do these activities, not knowing they are based on sound research. 

 

Times:

We offer full 60-minute sessions where your child receives direct instruction from one of our trained teachers.  Within this one-hour session, your child will receive academics, brain integration therapy, visual processing activities, auditory processing activities, and memory building skills. 

This is that "magic formula" that helps kids overcome learning struggles!

Packages:

Three packages are available to meet your needs and budget.  Even better, you can move through the packages however you like.  And, we don't lock you into a lengthy contract.

Basic Package

                                                 

                                                                       One sixty-minute session each week

                                                                       Brain Integration Therapy

                                                                       Visual and Auditory Processing Skills

                                                                       Memory Building

                                                                       Academics Geared for the Unique Learner

 $205.00 per month

Steady Progress

Comprehensive Package

                                                 

                                                                       Two sixty-minute session each week

                                                                       Brain Integration Therapy

                                                                       Visual and Auditory Processing Skills

                                                                       Memory Building

                                                                       Academics Geared for the Unique Learner

 $395.00 per month

Faster Progress

Accelerated Package

                                                 

                                                                       Three sixty-minute session each week

                                                                       Brain Integration Therapy

                                                                       Visual and Auditory Processing Skills

                                                                       Memory Building

                                                                       Academics Geared for the Unique Learner

 $595.00 per month

Rapid Progress

Tuition:

Our program is tuition-based.  We prorate the first month only.  

Enrollment Fee:

We require a one time enrollment fee of $65.00 to enroll your child in online tutoring sessions.

 Call (209)365-0950 to enroll your child.

Brain Integration Therapy: 

Once a week, your child will receive brain integration therapy.  This builds new neural pathways in the brain and that equates to a brain that is primed to learn! 

 

Sensory Skills:

Each session is rich with visual and auditory activities.  These are the micro-skills of the learning chain and the foundation of learning.  When your child's sensory skills are strong, then the act of learning becomes easy. 

 

Memory Building:

Each level of the Harp Learning System focus on visual and auditory memory.  Because of technology and high-speed internet, today's child is weaker in memory skills than yesterday's child.  That's okay!  Like any skill, memory can be built up step-by-step.

 

Academics:

Kids who struggle to learn need a different way to learn.  Continuing to teach them in the same way that didn't work all day just doesn't make sense.  At Harp, we teach academics by using unique physical and multi-sensory methodologies that work for the non-traditional learner.  

We focus on movement, color, pictures, rhythm, crossing the mid-line of the body and use a multi-sensory approach so all students can show academic progress. 

Make-up Sessions:

Helping your child overcome a learning disability or improve grades is a process that's a lot like training for a marathon.  Once your child stops making "practice" sessions, improvement halts.  Sometimes, students even fall backward with large lapses of missed times.  That's why we offer make-up sessions if your child is sick or if you're on vacation.  Consistency is the key to success. 

Student Teacher Ratios:

We use small groups to ensure learning and social success.  Our full sixty-minute sessions can have up to three students per teacher.  Students who struggle to do homework or school work independently thrive in this environment where they're allowed to learn at their own pace, receive positive feedback, and are able to fill in learning gaps.  The best part?  Students love sharing a class with other children. They have more fun this way and feel less isolated and persecuted.

Moving Through the Program:

Students move through the seven levels of the Learning Success Blueprint at their own pace.  Each level has 20-30 skills and once the student has had ample practice time, she takes a simple micro-skills test.  If your child passes the test, then it's recorded and more difficult skills become your child's focus.

Testing:

At Harp, we teach to skills mastery.  This ensures that your child's learning foundation is strong before we introduce new skills.  There are seven levels to the Blueprint with 20 to 30 micro-skills at each level.  We use our copyrighted Micro-Skills Evaluation Process to ensure your child reaches skills mastery.  In addition, we're happ to perform an initial learning evaluation to find out where your child's strengths and weaknesses lie.  

Motor Skills:

The lower levels of the Harp Learning System are ripe with motor skills.  Students perform tasks while bouncing on a ball, jumping on a trampoline, or on a balance board.  This helps build the lower levels of your child's learning foundation.  Even athletes and teens are put through our research-driven motor skills activities.  Once they pass all their micro- skills tests, students move to the next level.  

Visual Skills:

In every session, your child will be exposed to a multitude of visual processing skills.  Since 75 to 90% of what we take in is visual, this level is one of our most crucial.  Visual processing skills are what our brain uses to make sense of what we see in the world around us. 

 

At Harp, we focus on helping your child track his eyes across and up and down a page to help with academic success.  This will affect reading fluency and help with lining up columns for math.  We also focus on skills like visual discrimination, memory, closure, and figure ground.  In addition we work on spatial skills, eye/hand coordination, visual motor integration, and reversals.  

Auditory Skills:

Once key visual skills are in place, we move your child to a more difficult auditory skills emphasis.  Auditory processing skills can interfere with more than learning!  If your child has an auditory processing disorder, she might have temper tantrums or retreat due to intense frustration.   A child with auditory processing difficulties will also present symptoms that are similar to those of ADD/ADHD, so often these children are misdiagnosed and placed on medication instead of dealing with the underlying issue. 

We take your child through a thorough gamut of auditory processing skills, making sure that mastery is taught, of course.  Some of the auditory processing skills we emphasize are auditory memory, closure, synthesis, discrimination, figure ground, and association.  We also have your child work on listening skills and following directions.  In addition, your  child will learn how to tune out pesky background noises so she can focus on the teacher's lecture or assignment. 

Brain Integration:

One thing that's unique to the Harp Learning Institute is the use of brain integration.  Once a week, students receive a complete brain training where new neural pathways are built in the brain.  The integration exercises help your child integrate the left and right hemispheres of the brain.  

Since schools primarily focus on left-brain dominant skills, right-brain dominant learners are left at a huge disadvantage!  These research-driven exercises help your smart child learn to think in a more organized manner so tests are easy to pass and homework can be done easily and independently. 

 

Academics:

Your child will perform a host of academic activities while attending Harp.  Academics are taught in a multi-sensory fashion.  We also use color, pictures, movement, patterns, visualization, crossing the mid-line of the body, and rhythm. 

 

This is truly the Harp Difference!

Memory Building:

Most kids who struggle to learn or who have a learning disability have weak visual and auditory memory skills.  At Harp, we start your child at two-digit memory for both auditory and visual memory skills.  Step-by-step, we build up these memory skills until your child can easily process six-digits! 

Visual and auditory memory skills can be taught.  Like practicing for that marathon, your child slowly increases memory muscle so facts, information, and directions can be remembered.  A student who remembers is a student who succeeds!

 

Technology:

We now have our program on laptops and tablets for every student to use.   Although we believe that most kids today spend too much time in front of a screen, we also know we have to bridge the gap between antiquated teaching methodologies and savvy students who  flourish with technology.

Academic Ambassador:

Once your child completes all seven levels of the program, he will have the chance to become an Academic Ambassador.  The Academic Ambassador comes in after school to help with the other kids, so of course, behavior and age are a factor, so not everyone qualifies.  

This is a great opportunity for your child to log in volunteer hours that can help with college admission, community service, or religious requirements.

Learning Should Be Fun and Easy!  

The process of learning should come naturally and at a predictable pace.  But for many students, the process of learning just doesn't click.  Sometimes it is actually painful!  That is where an intervention program that systematically fills in missing learning gaps comes into play...the very one we have used for over twenty years at the Harp Learning Institute!


Your child will love coming to sessions at Harp because we make learning fun!  Students are up and down performing a host of physical, sensory, and academic activities.  They play learning games that help with processing speed.  They learn by doing, which for most kids who struggle to learn, is the only way to learn!

Call (209)365-0950 to enroll your child!

                    

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