allowed on his IEP. However, with many
of his scores two and three years above
grade level, he definitely did not need the
double time accommodation. The skills
she taught him worked wonderfully.
From now on, no timing accommodations will be needed on tests.
These skills were also applicable to
other kinds of testing. Josh’s mom said
that he passed his driver’s test with a high
score—a task that would have been unheard of before acquiring his new test-taking skills.
This process works very well for tutoring a student in taking the ACT. Brian, a
high school senior, was very disappointed with his ACT score. Even though he
had been an avid reader all his life, he
scored low in reading. Using this same
method of modeling the process of taking a test, he scored three points higher
in his next ACT. He was thrilled.
3. Testing Day Strategies
For a list of the six strategies to take a test
successfully, email me at craft@ecentral
.com and I will send you that one-page
document. Put “Testing Day Strategies”
in the subject line.
You can make a huge difference in
a student’s life, by showing him how to
study for tests, by using both sides of his
brain. It not only makes academics easier, but it carries over into so many different parts of their life. Enjoy making a
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Dianne Craft has a Master’s Degree in
Elementary and Special Education. She
has 25 years’ experience teaching bright,
hardworking children and teens who have
to work too hard to learn. Dianne uses a
“Three Pronged Approach” to eliminate
learning blocks. Her manual, Brain Inte-
gration Therapy for Children has been a
best seller throughout the United States for
the past 15 years. Her Right Brain Read-
ing Program, Spelling, and Math products
have helped thousands of children. www
1. You can receive an example of Nicole’s
notes by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Put
“Nicole’s Notes” in the subject line.
2. This method of studying and the transparencies we made can be seen in the “
Teaching the Right Brain Child” DVD on my
website [ www.diannecraft.org].
3. Email me and request these websites if you
like, with the subject line: “Practice Tests.”
Fall Copywork and Learning!
ALL OF LIFE IS A LEARNING ADVENTURE
By training their
. . . many were able
to take a picture of an
entire page and retrieve
the facts when they