Monday, July 18, 2011

Learning Link Review and Giveaway


I truly believe things come into your life exactly when you need them and I feel it is true with this review.  My son has vision problems and we have been through endless testing and treatments.  One of the treatments he needed was eye therapy.  This therapy was not only for his eyes but also helped his brain function better through brain retraining.  His doctor felt his brain did not function normally due to the problems with his eyes.  Now this therapy was not covered by insurance and cost $250 for a half an hour once per week.  I took the option of sharing the thirty minute therapy session with another child and only had to pay $125 per week.  This added up to $6,500 for one year of sessions.  That’s a lot on a preschool teacher’s salary but I noticed such a difference in not only his academics but his behavior as well.  My credit cards were maxed out and I had existed on peanut butter and jelly for a year but what mom wouldn’t sacrifice for her child especially when she sees such great results?
Fast forward three years and I’m a stay at home mom.  I love being home but there is no extra money.  The bills are still getting paid but I have every penny accounted for every week.  Imagine my shock and horror when my son’s doctor tells me he needs to do another year of eye therapy.  Where was I going to get that kind of money, especially in this economy? 
This is where the miracle happens.  I get an email from Judy Hanning asking me if I’d like to review a product that would help my son excel in school.  Hmmm, a review for my blog that lets me use a product for free that will help my son excel in school?  Um YES!  I accepted and looked at some information on the learning institute website.  One thing that made me fall in love with the product right away was when I came across their page on learning difference.  This is something that I think so many kids struggle with in our school systems today and it breaks my heart.  These are the kids that excelled in my preschool class because I was a firm believer in teaching that would benefit every different kind of learner.  I have parents who come up to me who’s kids are in middle school and tell me that their child learned more in my class than any other.  It’s a great compliment but at the same time it’s sad that a child who is a tactile learner will most likely struggle throughout his school career.
Then I opened the product and started using it with my son.  Imagine my surprise when I found that most of the exercises were the ones he did in his eye/ brain therapy that cost me $125 per week and cost most parents $250 per week!   This program is only $600 for a 12 month online program and only $840 for a year of videos.  You can help your child retrain their brain for a savings of $5,660 to $5,900!  I have been happily working with my son for approximately three hours a week.  I am doing this over the summer and can’t wait to report the results when he goes back to school!
For any parent who has a struggling learner please go check out this website: http://www.learning-aids.com/
Here is the best part that I am so excited to share with you!  They have offered to generously donate one year of online access to their learning program as a giveaway (value $600)!  All you have to do is follow the instructions below:
Mandatory Entry Instructions:
1.       You must follow Less Than Perfect Parents blog
2.       You must go to the one of the following learning link website pages and leave a comment below about one thing you learned there.  There’s a lot of interesting information!
3.       Make sure you leave your email address in your comment because that’s how I’ll be contacting you!
For extra entries (optional):
1.       Go to www.facebook.com/LearningLink, “like” the page with your personal profile and leave a comment.
2.       Go to www.facebook.com/LessThanPerfectParents, like the page with your personal profile and leave a comment.
3.       Tweet (once per day): I just entered a giveaway to help my child excel in school! http://goo.gl/mxpp9 Hosted by @HarpInstitute @LTPParents and @JudyHanning 

For every extra entry make sure you leave a comment below!  The more comments the better your chances of winning.

You can sign up until noon EST on 7/26/2011.  I’ll send the winner an email within 24 hours.
*Judging: Less Than Perfect Parents will choose a winner based on a random drawing of comments below.
*Winner has 72 hours to claim prize.
Good luck everyone!

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25 Comments:

At July 19, 2011 at 9:14 PM , Anonymous Stephanie said...

Yay I'm the first one!

I saw that we all learn differently and that often is not taken into consideration in our educational systems.

obrien.tom33@gmail.com

 
At July 20, 2011 at 6:28 AM , Blogger MoodiestMom said...

I follow your blog on Google and on Networked Blogs.
I read the page about Brain Rewiring and never realized that it could be such a simple step process that could help so much. Loved the site!!
moodiestmom@live.com

 
At July 20, 2011 at 6:34 AM , Blogger MoodiestMom said...

"Liked" Learning Link on FB and I already "Like" you on FB ;)

 
At July 20, 2011 at 7:08 AM , Blogger MoodiestMom said...

I also Tweeted the giveaway!! I swear I am done for the morning!! Can't wait to hear how your review goes. I think Learning Link might really be the answer for my household!! Have a great one!!

 
At July 20, 2011 at 2:50 PM , Blogger mverno said...

i follow as mverno via gfc-on mixed domimance i learned It's easy to test for. Just hand a camera to the student and ask him/her to pretend to take a picture. Notice which eye he/she holds the camera up to, and that is the student's dominant eye.
mverno@roadrunner.com

 
At July 21, 2011 at 11:36 AM , Blogger Tinamarie said...

There is so much great information. I have a feeling that my little man is a tactile learning, hence his struggle with school. Might need to try some of these techniques with him.

 
At July 22, 2011 at 11:08 AM , Blogger Jenn said...

wow - sounds like an awesome program!

now following from Friday's blog hop! www.blenifer.com - hope you stop by and follow back!

 
At July 23, 2011 at 12:31 AM , Blogger texaslady22 said...

I learned that there are many different learning styles.

brandi.westmoreland @ gmail dot com

 
At July 23, 2011 at 2:08 AM , Blogger Hayley said...

I am very excited about this program! My son desperately needs this. He has had therapies since he was two months. He is about to turn 3 years old and is about to start preschool. He has an eye exam set up for September. He gets eye crossed and can't focus well or connect well out of his left eye field This could be it for him. I can barely afford anything because I am also Deaf and legally blind. He definitely needs a lot of brain retraining

I went to the website on how to retrain your brain and I was excited to read about the eye exercises. That was very helpful and I will give it a try!

I now follow your blog and I liked your Facebook page. I also liked the other page on help for learning disabilities. I am definitely a new fan of your blog and I am excited that I came across this

By the way my name is Hayley Foster and the email address is hayleydfoster@gmail.com. THANK YOU :)

 
At July 23, 2011 at 4:13 AM , OpenID a867e150-b503-11e0-81e1-000bcdcb2996 said...

Wow I read the info on all three sites but I liked the fact of how easy it was to test a child with something so simple as handing them a camera and the seashell these are such simple things that sometimes you don't even pay attention to but have great meaning behind them. I also liked your site on facebook and posted your giveaway on twitter. Thank YOU

 
At July 23, 2011 at 4:15 AM , OpenID a867e150-b503-11e0-81e1-000bcdcb2996 said...

I posted the above sorry forgot my email address
pippi79800@yhoo.com my name is Misty

 
At July 23, 2011 at 6:05 PM , Blogger April said...

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At July 24, 2011 at 10:03 AM , Blogger Jennifer said...

I follow you with both GFC and Networked Blogs. I was really surprised to learn that retraining the brain can be as simple as doing eye exercises! This program will definitely get quite a bit of use in my household. jvfierro@hotmail.com

 
At July 24, 2011 at 10:06 AM , Blogger Jennifer said...

I like Learning Link on fb.
jvfierro@hotmail.com

 
At July 24, 2011 at 10:10 AM , Blogger Jennifer said...

I like you on fb
jvfierro@hotmail.com

 
At July 24, 2011 at 10:14 AM , Blogger Jennifer said...

I tweeted the giveaway!
jvfierro@hotmail.com

http://twitter.com/#!/jvfierro/status/95134487465299968

 
At July 26, 2011 at 8:28 AM , Blogger calvad said...

I am a GFC follower and I learned that right brain dominant are tactile learners. calvad at aol dot com

 
At July 26, 2011 at 11:14 AM , Blogger /\Heather/\ said...

I follow via gfc as /\Heather/\
I learned that if someone is mixed dominant (eye, hand and foot dominance are mixed), then any activity that crosses the vertical midline of the body is beneficial to kids and adults who are mixed dominant. These activities include martial arts, baseball and golf.
heatherpooh (hotmail)

 
At July 26, 2011 at 11:20 AM , Blogger /\Heather/\ said...

I like the Learning Link fb page.
heatherpooh (hotmail)

 
At July 26, 2011 at 11:20 AM , Blogger /\Heather/\ said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/#!/choochoo428/status/95875986482139136
heatherpooh (hotmail)

 
At July 26, 2011 at 1:01 PM , Blogger Gianna said...

I'm a GFC follower.
The right brain dominant learner is creative and active.

 
At July 26, 2011 at 1:50 PM , Blogger Trudy said...

I'm a GFC Follower.

I happen to be a teacher that does allow for multiple intellegences. I agree that there needs to be improvements in this area but many teachers ARE making efforts to teach to different learning styles.

asophisticatedmommy@gmail.com

 
At July 26, 2011 at 1:51 PM , Blogger Trudy said...

I like Learning Link on Facebook.

 
At July 26, 2011 at 1:53 PM , Blogger Trudy said...

Liked you on Facebook. Oops..might be too late I just realized. It's not noon here yet. :-P

 
At August 7, 2011 at 1:32 AM , Anonymous zirwa said...

liked on facebook great program nd my id is maanrabia@yahoo.com

 

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