UPDATED: You Knew It Yesterday – What Happened on the Test?

You Knew It Yesterday - What Happened on the Test?You Knew It Yesterday – What Happened On The Test with Dr. Jan Bedell

Have you ever had that frustrating experience where you were certain your child grasped an academic concept, and then the very next day, she couldn’t recall ever seeing it? Well, it is not just a frustration for you.  The child is often upset as well.  In this episode, Dr. Jan tells her story of inconsistent recall and the frustration it caused her after studying hard only to be unable to recall the information when under the pressure of a testing situation.  The NeuroDevelopmental Approach to life can change all that if you are willing to think differently about education. The brain controls everything that you do. Thus, when you’re applying a solution for a learning challenge, the brain is where you must start. The brain needs to be organized like a container built for storing information instead of a sieve-like structure where everything leaks out. Many children miss developmental steps for good organization of the brain. The good news is that a child who is struggling to learn or who has a learning label like ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, Asperger’s or Autism can go back and develop this part of the brain.

 

Not only must the brain have a good, organized foundation, but it also needs a well-developed auditory and visual short term memory.  For more information on how strategic auditory processing is to overall function, refer back to podcast #14. These functional abilities include: staying on task, maturing to a proper level, socially appropriate interactions, following directions, comprehending and more. A link to free test kits for auditory and visual processing are in the handout below.

 

After the initial part of the brain’s foundation is established, the next area to consider is dominance.  As neurodevelopmentalists we consider having the same side dominance for hand (you must start here because the hand is genetically predisposed to be left or right),  eye, ear and foot to be most efficient when it comes to retrieving what you have learned. If  a person does not have same side dominance (for example, they are right handed but left eyed or eared or both), one of the most common symptoms is inconsistent recall. One day they know the information and the next day they don’t.  Other symptoms that sometimes accompany mixed dominance include: lack of an analytical thought or logic, extreme emotionality, erratic behaviors, anxiety (test or otherwise), phobias, depression and shyness.  People with mixed dominance often have low self-esteem as many things seem difficult and they relate it to intelligence or lack thereof instead of inefficiency in the brain that can be changed.

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The handout with this episode will give you the progression of neurodevelopmental programs that can make learning easier and retrieval of information second nature.  Even beyond that, The NeuroDevelopmental Approach to Life can be effective for more involved situations like those with syndromes (Down, Williams, Fetal Alcohol…) as well as sensory integration issues.

 

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Affording College – HIRL Episode 126

Free homeschooling podcast with Jean Burke about affording college!When our students hope to go to college, the perennial question remains: how in the world will they pay for it? We decided to return to the topic of affording college with College Prep Genius Jean Burk because we know she has valuable information to share.

We think you’ll be encouraged and feel equipped as you help your college-bound student get the education they are pursuing!

Don’t forget to enter the College Prep Genius giveaway below for a valuable one-hour personal coaching session with Jean Burk!

EPISODE TIMELINE

1:32 – Fluff : Discussion on tragedy, college visits, real life. 
8:01 – Interview with Jean Burk, Part 1
25:43 – Interview with Jean Burk, Part 2
34:30 – Goodbye! The Show Is Over!


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HSHSP Ep 33: What Testing? Why Testing?

What Testing? Why Testing? HSHSP Ep 33Got tests?

Stressed about the SATs? PSATs? What about the PSAT 10 or even PSAT 8/9?

How about those ACTs?

Must your teens take these exams? 

Should they go for an AP, CLEP or SAT Subject Test?

What other tests might there be lurking about?

Why would your teen take these exams- or why not? It’s enough to make a stressed homeschool mom’s head swim (not to mention your homeschool highschooler)!

Join Vicki and Kym for an honest chat about the types of tests out there for homeschool highschoolers and whether or not they must take one (or more) of them.

 

 

 

How to Create a Master Portfolio for Homeschool High School Student

 

Should My Homeschooler Take the PSAT?

Progressive Relaxation Breathing Exercises:

Mindfulness Exercise: Progressive Relaxation

 

 

HSHSP 33: Testing and Homeschool Highschool

What kinds of tests to homeschool highschoolers need? Class tests? Achievement tests? College Entrance Exams? Military Career Interests Test? Career Exploration Tests? Join us for suggestions!

Working with Professionals as Homeschoolers

Homeschoolers frequently ask me for advice about seek professional help with testing, mental health, or medical services.  In this episode, I share six of my top tips for working with professionals as a homeschooler.

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Show Notes

Read this podcast as a blog post

Melanie Wilson’s Amazon Author Page

Election Unit Study by Techie Homeschool Mom

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Nehemiah 1:11

2 Timothy 2:24

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Have a happy homeschool week!

 

Struggling Learners and When to Get Help – MBFLP 143

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How desperate we are to avoid labeling our kids! And with good reason … if they’re in a classroom setting, maybe. But as homeschoolers, we have a much better handle on the social side, and there are serious benefits to your struggling child when you get her tested earlier rather than later. This episode, we talk about our own struggling learner and what we discovered on the way from a late start … to a college scholarship! There’s hope!

 

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