​​​Academic​ Difficulties

​Creating Academic Success

If your child is struggling in school, it can lead to a host of challenges, frustrations, and difficulty—not just for your child, but for you as well. Academic failure can affect a child’s self-esteem, emotions, and even behavior. At times, it can lead to “academic shutdown”. Homework can be a nightmare—if it gets done at all. Fortunately, Brain Zone offers the following services to help your child achieve academic success:

​Academic-Challenge Assessments

​There are a multitude of factors that can play a part in academic struggles or success. At Brain Zone we conduct assessments to identify the “Whys” of your child’s academic challenges. After the assessments are completed, Jaydra Hymer, the founder of Brain Zone, will personally meet with you and your child to create an Academic Success Plan for your child.

​​Educational Consulting

Brain Zone can help increase your child’s academic success through: 

  • ​Observing your child in his/her classroom, and providing educational recommendations to the teacher(s).
  • ​If needed, creating an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) or 504 Plan outline. Jaydra can also go to the 504 or IEP meeting with you to advocate for your child and ensure that he/she gets any needed adaptations/services.

IEP (Individualized Education Plan)—is a plan or program developed to ensure that a child who has a disability identified under the law and is attending an elementary or secondary educational institution receives specialized instruction and related services.

504 Plan— this plan ensures that any public school student who has a qualifying disability will receive the accommodations they need for academic success. The 504 can be for students who have special learning needs, or emotional, behavioral, or health issues that interfere with their academic success. Obtaining a 504 plan doesn’t require the extensive testing required to get an IEP. The student is in a regular classroom, but accommodations are made in relation to the student’s specific challenges.

The process for obtaining a 504 or IEP will vary greatly from school to school. In addition, some schools aren’t well versed in how to best create and implement them. Some schools may even say that they don’t do 504’s—they seem not to understand that providing 504s is a federal statute.  And, unfortunately, some schools will drag their feet on getting a 504 or IEP set up. Often this is due to the fact that they are overwhelmed, short-staffed, and have a limited amount of time and energy. That is why schools will typically love having a parent walk in with a 504 or IEP already outlined for them (which Brain Zone can do for you). In addition to saving your child’s school time and energy, providing them with a 504 or IEP outlined proposal will also speed up the 504 or IEP process. This means that your child will begin receiving the accommodations and/or services needed for success much sooner.

​​Homework Hub

Homework can be an unpleasant time of day for students and parents. The Homework Hub offers a productive and motivating setting for your child to get the help he or she needs to successfully complete homework. And because homework is done, time at home can be centered on more pleasant activities and interactions. Homework Hub is set up to be a positive experience and includes academic tips and success strategies.

​Cognitive/Academic Skill Building

​Brain Zone offers classes to help students who are struggling with cognitive or academic skills. Students can also receive help in specific subject areas including writing, spelling, reading and math. These classes help students increase general academic-success by enhancing the following skills:

  • ​Auditory, Visual, and Input Processing.
  • ​Attention and Focus.
  • ​Short and Long-Term Memory.
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    ​Academic Organization.
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    ​Note-Taking and Test Taking.
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    ​Asking for Help When Needed.
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    ​Comprehension; Critical Thinking.
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    ​Time Management; Prioritization.
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    ​Motivation; Not Procrastinating.
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    ​Not Shutting Down.
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    ​Task Completion; Turning in Homework.

​Options for Children & Youth with Academic Challenges

  • ​One-on-one consultations.
  • ​Small group of ​4 students.
  • ​Medium group of ​8 students.
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    ​Large group of 15 students.
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