The Components Of Learning

As a parent, you may be very frustrated trying to help a struggling student learn academics. You know they are intelligent but why don't they get it?

What if it were possible for learning to be easy?

No matter how frustrated you are there may be a simple solution. A learning difficulty can be:

  • A different Learning Style
  • A weakness in a critical learning skill
  • An oftentimes easy fix can change a life

If Any Basic Components of Learning Are Weak Learning Will Be A Struggle

Learning is made up of smaller components. When there is a weakness in one or more of these components learning becomes very difficult. A child may be extremely intelligent but if one or more of these components of learning are weak then learning academics can be extremely difficult.

There is a solution. It's not difficult or expensive. It's actually very easy to implement and has been done so buy thousands of parents who have successfully helped their children become skilled learners. It's called Neuro-Sensory Educational Therapy (N.S.E.T.) Despite it's long name it's amazingly simple to use and kids even enjoy doing it. It doesn't seem like work to them. More like a game. So they actually ask to do it.

The Learning Success System strengthens the sensory issues that are interfering with your student’s academic success. These are small components of learning that are all necessary for successful learning.

Understanding the Components of Learning

Each component of learning is essential to learning success. When a break down occurs in one of these components everything becomes difficult. When there are problems in more than one of these areas the problem is then usually diagnosed with a term like dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, or a host of other diagnosis. These terms can be thought of as blanket terms as they are really made up of a number of lesser issues. No two students diagnosed with any of these issues have exactly the same symptoms. That's because the diagnosis is made up of varying levels of problems in smaller learning skills.

Parents ask all the time "Should I get a diagnosis?" That's really a personal decision. But we do know that you can begin to work on and fix the problems without a formal diagnosis. As you work through the workbooks you'll easily recognize where the problem areas are. Fix these by doing the simple exercises and you are on your way to fixing the overall learning problem.

The Smaller Components of Learning

In the Learning success programs students not only participate in cross lateral movements using their arms and legs while using specified eye placement but also engage in activities designed to increase visual and auditory processing as well as eye/hand coordination in conjunction with the cross lateral motions necessary for building neural pathways in the brain and connecting the body with the brain

There are numerous foundational skills needed for learning. If any of these are weak learning will be difficult. Below are listed skills that should be present in order for a child to learn easily:

Visual tracking – this is the ability to look at something and follow it as it moves. This is needed for a reader to be able to follow a line of print without losing their spot.

Visual memory – this allows us to remember things that we have seen moments before. Playing memory games can help children with this skill.

Visual closure – this allows our brain to close up, or picture a whole image even if it is not all there. For example, if a circle is almost closed, our brain will close it for us, if we see a house with half a window, it will draw one in for us. This will help the reader recognize sight words and read a whole word without having to read every letter.

Visual discrimination – this lets us see differences between two things that are similar. This helps us from being confused when we see “was and saw”, that we can tell the two words apart.

Visual form constancy – this is the ability to mentally turn objects, so they can distinguish difference in shape and size an orientation. This is needed to help children not reverse letters and numbers.

Auditory memory – this is the ability to hear information, store it in your mind and be able to recall it later. Without a good auditory memory students may have a hard time remembering words and sounds that they heard.

Working memory – this is the ability to use your memory to store information and use it at the same time, information comes in you and you process it and store it at the same time. It allows you to plan ahead, solve problems and pay attention.

Directionality – this is when you incorporate up down, behind and ahead into your learning. If the students do not have directionality they will have difficulty discerning d from b or p and q.

Eye hand coordination – your eyes send split second information to your brain about what it sees; if hand eye coordination is weak, it makes it more difficult to read.

Auditory Closure – this is the ability to decode a word after only hearing part of the word. If you hear breakf… you should be able to decode the word is breakfast.

Auditory discrimination – this is the brain’s ability to hear a sound and distinguish it from other sounds, organize the sounds and make sense of them. They may have difficulty with background noise, although there is nothing wrong with their hearing.

Proprioception - Our awareness of our body and it's position in space. Strongly correlated with sequential thinking, logic, and reading skills

To understand how a weakness in the components of learning may affect you take our quick Learning Difficulties Analysis.

Students today are bombarded with academics from an early age. The current philosophy in education to help a struggling learner is to have the student do more academics, usually in the same fashion that was presented all day that just didn’t work. You can’t fix poor academics with more academics.

If you have a non-traditional learner, then this program is for you. If used correctly, your student will start performing better academically because the weaknesses that are preventing academic success are being strengthened with this system.

Connecting the Senses for Academic Achievement

The Learning Success System builds academic skills through activities that are small components of the bigger academic picture. This program is easy to use and is sequential and developmental. Students start at a basic level and build new neural pathways in their brains by performing sensory building activities. This, in turn, makes academics stronger.

This program strengthens:

  • Visual memory
  • Auditory memory
  • Eye/hand coordination
  • Visual motor skills
  • Visual discrimination
  • Auditory discrimination
  • Visual processing
  • Auditory processing skills
  • Proprioception
  • Spatial memory

These are the smaller components of learning. Each is a crucial building block of the learning process. Strengthen and solidify these building blocks of learning and academics will become much easier. The frustrations of trying to learn will go away and be replaced with the joy of learning.