Cooper: Committing to Brainjogging – and positive change

In January of 2009, my mother found a new job she was so excited about at the Pennebaker Learning Center.  The particular building where she went to work was one I had been riding by every day for some time.  One of the words on the sign read “Brainjogging.”  Every day that I rode by I wondered what that word meant; I had even looked at it on the internet.  So when my mom told me she went to work there, I said, “Tell your boss about Cooper.”  She did.  That same day, my mother called and said, “Get Cooper here, Shirley can help him.”

After beginning Brainjogging, Cooper graduated from kindergarten at the top of his class.

Within a week Cooper was tested.  It was determined that Cooper has dyslexia and language processing disorder.  And by this point, his physician had also diagnosed him with ADD.  We immediately started him on Brainjogging and slowly but surely we have made progress with these behaviors.  In fact, his behaviors were so improved that in December 2009 we decided to discontinue the program because Cooper was fixed.  He was at the head of his class with his sight words, he was participating in class, he was making great decisions, he was a leader and everyone loved having him around.  By March, Cooper began having some issues here and there with his behavior again.  The teacher calls and principal calls started again, and the final straw was my child having to be physically restrained.  Panic set in.

God is full of blessings in so many ways!  Shirley came back into our lives and Cooper went back on Brainjogging. By May we were seeing him turn around and he successfully, and still at the top of his class, graduated kindergarten.  We have continued Brainjogging over the summer and we are in our third week of first grade.  Cooper is not struggling with his behavior; he is enjoying school and his teacher is enjoying him.

He had his first set of benchmark testing; the goal for all first graders was that they score a 24.  At open house his teacher and I chatted; she told me how impressed with Cooper she was, as he had scored a 36 so far on his testing – and he was not even finished.

One Response to “Cooper: Committing to Brainjogging – and positive change”

  1. Marjie Knipp says:

    Wonderful story and great that he is not struggling in school!

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