for the IdeaChain Reading Comprehension Program
found it to be educationally sound,
clearly written and extremely exciting
"It was a privilege
to review MindPrime's IdeaChain program. I found it to be educationally
sound, clearly written and extremely exciting. So much is available
for decoding but (until IdeaChain) nothing is currently on the market
for comprehension with an emphasis on imaging. Congratulations
on a wonderful concept and a job well done.
It is my opinion that IdeaChain is an excellent tool for parents to
use since it is well conceived, clear, simple to understand and meets
a real need."
Dainey D. Lege', Ph.D. Professor of Education
Texas Southern University
IdeaChain Program establishes a foundation for communication between the
child and parent . . .
"Thank you for
the opportunity to review MindPrime's IdeaChain program. I and several
members of the department have examined the lessons.
I think IdeaChain is
a valuable supplemental material for parents, especially when a child
has language difficulties. This is very basic material that establishes
a foundation for communication between the child and parent."
Kathy Whipple, Ph.D.
Former Department Chairman,
Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders
do not think that I have heard 'I hate school' yet this year!"
J. Taylor, TX
grades have improved straight across the board . . .
Just a quick update on Laura: I am beginning to notice an improvement
on Laura's grades and school work. I homeschool so I see first hand
what is happening. Her grades have improved straight across the board.
Today, in her language assignment,
she needed to write compound sentences with a complete subject, complete
predicate, predicate adjective and nominative. In the past her sentences
have been very childish and, at best, maybe 6 words long. I was so amazed!
Not only were her sentences complete, they were compound sentences
loaded with more detail than she has ever written on her own. Yes,
she wrote them on her own with no help from me. I know she is making
that transition to abstract thinking, but this is such a dramatic
Of course I gushed all over
her with praise. I look so forward to the progress she will make. Her
goal is to be able to go to the public school next year. We'll see what
kind of progress she makes....
Thank you so very much.
I feel there is finally hope for my girl!"
M. McCall, OR
support is very much appreciated . . .
Yes! IDEACHAIN® has arrived! I was really impressed with the
speed at which you got it to us (ordered on Tues, arrived on Thurs).
.Thanks very much
for your follow up and dedication to our program. Your support is
very much appreciated.
B. Bechtold, IL
has completely changed his attitude . . .
"Jacob, our sixteen
year old, hasnt studied on his own in the past
past several months, IdeaChain has completely changed his attitude
about applying himself and becoming a better student".
R. Taylor, TX
was impressed with your personal attention and concern . . .
Thank you Ms. Wilkinson
for your inquiry. I am impressed with your personal attention and concern
for my son and his progress. . . .Thank you for your interest and
the toll-free number to use for assistance!
V. Martin, NY
University project - a semester of growth in 14 weeks . . .
Lake Air Middle School
- Baylor University - MindPrime, Inc. Study
The impact of a method of
explicit mental imagery instruction on the reading comprehension test
scores of regular curriculum sixth grade students
In 14 weeks of instruction
the mean change was a gain of 0.4 of a year (5 months) in reading comprehension.
In a class where 78% of the class scored 40th percentile and below
on the pre-test, there was a gain of a semester growth in the 14 weeks
In a class where 78% of
the class scored 40th percentile and below, 62% of the students showed
a gain in reading comprehension. Of these students demonstrating improvement,
the average gain was 13 percentile points and a grade equivalent increase
of 1.1 year for the 14 weeks of instruction.
Segmenting the data further,
44% of the total student population both pre-tested below the 40th percentile
and also demonstrated a gain in reading comprehension. The average
gain for this group was 14 percentile points and a grade equivalent
gain of 1.3 years for the 14 weeks of instruction.
Randy Wood, Ph.D.,
Department of Education
are impressed with their experience, instincts and initiative . . .
are that the MindPrime (IdeaChain) program is most comprehensive, cohesive
and user friendly. The marketing approach is consumer oriented and provides
a no-hassle money-back guarantee. As members of the Better Business
Bureau they have secured the BBB Online designation for authentication
of their business...We
are all very impressed with their experience, instincts and initiative
in making MindPrime successful
Certified Business Development Specialist
McLennan Community College/Small Business Development Center
am so impressed with how involved you are . . .
.I am so impressed with how involved you are with e-mailing
me and your attentiveness on such a personal basis. This makes a
huge difference! I feel encouraged that no matter what situations
we may encounter, you can assist us and insure that my son will successfully
complete the program.
K. Jameson, IN
helped 5 of my struggling students go from Level 1 to Level 3 . . .
Thank you for being so
prompt (program arrived in three days). We are almost halfway through
our school year. By receiving this program we hope that we will make
a lifetime impact with our struggling comprehenders. I am excited
about this and look forward to your input should we need your assistance
and guidance in implementing the program successfully with proficiency
for our boys and girls. Again, thank you.
And later, Donna wrote
After using the reading comprehension program IDEACHAIN, I am happy
to report that all of my struggling readers except for two achieved
Level 3s in Reading!
.these tools helped about 5 of my struggling
readers to go from a Level 1 to a Level 3 in reading which makes
me proud to have found and used your product.
Donna K. Deans (teacher), MS
am very much impressed with the format of your program . . .
Jane, Hi! I have begun your
program with several of my students. I am very much impressed with
the format of your program! It truly would be easy for a parent to follow.
The hand signs definitely make the difference. With just two lessons,
I have already seen my students apply the signs as they use a rubric
to evaluate their own writing of a legend. . .
Stacy Atwood (teacher), ID
worked for us . . .daughter entering accelerated classes next school year
. . .
Just wanted to let you know
about our success! ....After working through it and playing games imaging
all summer it worked for us. Our child has just completed the seventh
grade and will be entering Challenge Classes (accelerated classes) next
fall for the eighth grade. She has always been an A student, but
never really knew what she was learning. That DOES make sense for someone
who memorizes well, but does not comprehend!
Our entire family has learned
a lot about Reading, a subject we cannot live without. We are so
grateful that you were attentive to your students and cared for them
enough to develop and implement such a program.
B. Shepherd, TX
feels approach also enhances pragmatic skills, vocabulary development
and written language production . . .
Just wanted to drop a line
after I read the latest newsletter
.I was a lucky winner of
your program last year and I have incorporated (the strategies)
into my lessons this year. So far I am impressed with the presentation.
I appreciate the theory interwoven with the practical how tos.
Your suggestions on how to make it work enable the start of the program
to occur quickly.
Interestingly enough our
school districts staff development days were spent on so many
of the concepts that are used in the MindPrime program. I feel very
fortunate that I was a lucky winner and I know that my students are
having an opportunity for a systematic approach to cognitive concepts
that will enhance, I feel, not just their reading comprehension but
also .... pragmatic skills, vocabulary development, written language
production etc. Thank you again for allowing me the opportunity
to use your product.
Pat Rakovic MA CCC/SLP (language therapist), RI
the first time I really feel like my son is making progress . . .
I had to email and let you know that for the first time I really
feel like my son is making progress!
.Up till now the images
he has created have been very plain, i.e., people and animals were neither
fat, thin, tall or short always average. Backgrounds were always
nondescript white walls usually, etc. Anyway, last night he
came up with a very detailed description of a lawn chair! It was
flowered in a particular way, etc. The background was actually the most
interesting he described about four layers of background
one behind the other and described what was to the right and left of
each other. ....So, I was very encouraged.
.Thanks for the
K. Schmidt, MA
talking with you, I felt very comfortable . . .
.after talking with
you I felt very comfortable. It was great to be able to talk with you
because of your teaching background and you seemed very understanding
and it felt very personalized
opposed to placing an order with a rep that is just reading instructions
to you when you have questions
.it was great!
A. Espinosa, NY
teachers were pleased that we're doing the IdeaChain program . . .
.I took the book (IdeaChain manual) to a teacher conference this
morning, and explained the programs concept. The teachers were
very pleased that were doing (the) IDEACHAIN (program). They felt
it will be most helpful. They hadnt heard of it, but they
believe that creating mental pictures is key to reading comprehension
C. Nielsen, NC
exciting developments . . .
I wanted to share some
exciting developments. Around three months ago, my daughters
speech therapist was working on getting her to describe more than two
attributes to a given picture. My daughter struggled with this and they
finally went on to something else. Just two weeks ago, the therapist
was going to demonstrate to an internist how difficult this was for
my daughter, and she (daughter) blew them away. She spontaneously,
rapid fire described grapes with four attributes and no cueing.
....We are practicing a
lot with magazine pictures while we drive around. She is just about
ready to add the next signals. It is making a difference, and my
daughter seems excited about it as well. We are working on conversation
skills in conjunction with it.
Thank you so much,
L. Peterson, IL
have really seen an improvement in his grades as well as his attitude
. . .
"We started the program
at the first of the summer and since school has started I have
really seen an improvement in his grades as well as his attitude.
Last year he was withdrawn
and had few friends and didnt want to be involved in outside
activities. This year he is in Boy Scouts, he plays soccer and
has friends calling and coming over all the time. I see him, finally,
coming out of his shell and it is such a joy for me, as a parent,
D. Hanford, TX
self-esteem and self-confidence have improved tremendously . . .
"Since Brianna has
been participating in the IdeaChain program we have seen improvements
in many different areas. Her recall of information has improved
and she is now able to stay focused on her homework without being
Most importantly, her
self-esteem and self-confidence have improved tremendously! She is
very inquisitive now -anxious to learn!"
K. Vandine, TX