I have successfully trained many parents including
frustrated mothers, fathers and children with the IDEACHAIN program,
and I will do the same with you. Everything you need to complete the
program (other than a few magazine pictures you'll want to pull from
your favorite magazines) is provided for you!
This program is designed to fit the active family no matter
whether both parents work and are involved in church and community activities
and the children are busy with band, soccer, basketball, gymnastics, or whatever!
IDEACHAIN is written in such a way and is so flexible that you can do it
just about anytime and anyplace. With a little effort, consistent practice
and my careful guidance you can move yourself or your child to a new level
of understanding within a matter of months.
Adult Learners are in a position to move forward more quickly.
They are assigned a coach and scheduled for one-on-one sessions to teach
the strategies. An adult learner leaves the coaching session with a complete
practice plan and suggestions for how to apply the strategies at work or
in their academic studies.
This Is What Parents and Educators Have to Say About
Kathy Whipple, Ph.D., Former Department Chairman, Communication Sciences
and Speech Disorders, Baylor University, Waco, TX : "Thank you for the
opportunity to review MindPrimes 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."
Dainey D. Lege, Ph.D., Former Professor of Education,
Texas Southern University, Houston, TX: "
It was a privilege to
.MindPrimes 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
Myrn McCord, Parent, Glide, Oregon: "Just a quick
update on Laura (age 13, on Lesson 4): I am beginning to notice an improvement
on Laura's grades and school work. . . .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 . . .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 improvement!"
Ricky and Judy Taylor, Parents, Hewitt, TX: "Our
family has been involved in IDEACHAIN for about six months. We have
a son in the 10th grade and a daughter in the 4th
grade. Both children are ADHD and have problems with reading comprehension.
During the past six months (working with IDEACHAIN) we have seen improvements
in reading comprehension and memory retention. Also, we are seeing improvements
in their overall performance in school. Their self-esteem is gradually
increasing as we proceed through this study course. An attitude of "I
can" instead of "I can't" is beginning to surface. IDEACHAIN has provided
us with the tools and skills necessary to help our children improve
reading comprehension, word recognition, and retention of the material
Kim Vandine, Parent, Hewitt, TX: "Since Becca 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 prompted
continuously. Most importantly, her self-esteem and self-confidence
have improved tremendously! She is very inquisitive now -- anxious to
I'll show you how the professionals
do it, and make it easier for you...
This is not a quick fix nor is it magic...and I'll quickly
tell you it won't happen overnight, which you probably already know.
But if you will follow the educational exercises in the order I give
them to you, you will see the awakening in the mind of the mental processes
needed to understand and remember incoming information. And this is
the first step toward improving mental imaging and increasing reading
comprehension. Here are just a few of the things you will learn from
- how to help an individual remember what he sees or hears
- what specific gesture indicates when an individual is building
a picture in his mind's eye
- what questions enable an individual to gather more than just basic
- the best way to respond to an incomplete answer
- how to ask questions that create a starting point for mental imaging,
which is the key to improved comprehension
- specific strategies that offer support to a struggling learner
- how to study vocabulary words so they stick
- how to add more fun to the lessons
- how to cue memory - and forever remember key ideas
- how to work with an individual who is in constant motion
- how to sustain IDEACHAIN when you have "one of those weeks"
- how to switch roles with the learner to give him the experience
of leading the way
- how to make reading an active, thinking process when mental images
begin to blossom
- how to support the learner in applying IDEACHAIN concepts to homework
- how to use mental pictures to answer factual and inferential questions
- more on how IdeaChain works...