I struggled all the way through elementary and high school. In spite of loads of help, I could barely read. I desperately wanted to get good grades, so I studied hard, but I couldn’t remember the information for tests; I processed information slowly and struggled to pay attention in class. I couldn’t remember my math facts and really had to think – even just to add 1 to a number! Not only were my grades super low, but I felt like I was learning nothing, that I wasn’t very smart…I felt like a huge failure. I started skipping more classes than I attended, and almost didn’t graduate from high school.
I tried to go to community college, but I couldn’t pass the entrance exams in reading and math. What kind of hope for a good future was there for a guy like me? When I was 21-years-old, my mom found The Brain Gym and basically made me go. I had gone to other learning centers in the past and they hadn’t helped, so I thought this would be yet another failure. I was so wrong!
The Brain Gym worked on all of my weaknesses and it wasn’t long before I began to notice a huge difference. At last I could function as an independent adult: I began remembering driving directions, remembering phone numbers long enough to get them written down, and remembering appointments on my own. I finally learned how to read. I mean really, really read! I can even read and listen to music at the same time now and still remember and understand what I’ve read. I can spell well enough to use text messaging (imagine a teenager unable to text because of poor spelling—yup, that was me, but not anymore).
Now I work in the heating and air conditioning industry because I want to, not because I feel stuck! I wish I had found The Brain Gym sooner! Basically, my whole life has changed…I’m a completely different person!”
– Nicholas ∙ NJ