When we came to Ms. Akins, I was exhausted from all of the techniques and tutors I had tried to help my son learn to read. Within a few months of diligent work with her, he is now using grade level curriculum. It still takes him longer than average, but he can do it! Schools and even most tutors are just not teaching these foundational concepts that would help so many children learn to read. Thank you so much for your amazing work with my son and so many others!
Kristia worked with our daughter, Laura, to help her with processing speed as well as language and reading skills. Laura has ADHD and ocular motor dysfunction which is like being dyslexic. Kristia was able to personalize lesson plans to fit Laura's needs. She worked with my daughter diligently and patiently. Kristia helped her learn skills that provided Laura with the tools to be successful in the classroom. Today Laura is a thriving high school freshmen! Kristia has the patience, dedication and love for her students needed to help them succeed!
I am convinced that God brought us to 5 senses learning at the perfect timing. Since being diagnosed and knowing what she is going through, I am now able to understand and help her. Her confidence has increased and school has improved tremendously!
I was like most people to begin with when I heard about Irlen Syndrome and the Irlen Method, I thought it was a joke and there was no way it could help me, but boy was I wrong. I never was one to have troubles reading per say, but I have always had a hard time working on the computer for long hours. I would always get headaches, start to feel sick, and have to take frequent breaks. Kristia did the screening on me and found my colors about a month ago though, and I don't know how I ever managed without them. I have not had any headaches, sickness spells, or anything since starting to use my colors (I taped them onto my computer screen), and I can work on the computer for 10+ hours a day without needing to take a break. I love it! I've even looked at getting my everyday glasses tinted to my colors, since my screening results were deemed severe enough for it to be a benefit. I highly recommend that everyone does the questionnaire and gets screened if needed. You WILL NOT be disappointed and the changes WILL amaze you.
I have always read to my daughter, helped her every night with her homework and encouraged her as she was learning. However, as months went by in school, she was not progressing in reading the way I believe she should have been. She would switch sight words, stumble over simple words and break down in tears every time we tried to read. I tried every tactic I knew of, I was always encouraging and my sweet baby, no matter how hard she tried or how much she wanted to, she just could not read well.
Ms.Akins at 5 Senses Learning was able to see within 3 sessions with my daughter how to help her. I have NEVER witnessed anything like it. My daughter wants to read and she is doing so much better. We are so thankful for our 5 Senses Learning Family.
Ms.Akins is trained in so many areas, she truly listens to your child and is there to help them. We are blessed beyond measure to have found them.
I love 5 Senses Learning! My daughter is 5 years old and is very stubborn when it comes to learning, but Mrs. Akins always has a way to make the lessons fun and engaging. I am so happy to have found her!
My son is very active. (Yes, he saw a developmental pediatrician 4 times, and there's nothing wrong.) He's a normal, healthy kid.
Ms. Kristia switched the activity, & the senses he used, so often. He was working to keep up with her. That kept his level of engagement so high! In 9 months, he moved from 1.5 years behind to the advanced table. And his growth kept him with the best in the class all year.
Parents, you will also learn as much as your child.
KUDOS & endless thanks!