At Langsford, we talk a lot about letters of the alphabet, and we read a lot of stories. But hands down, our favorite letters and stories are the ones we get from parents and relatives reporting success, confidence, happiness, and accomplishment for past clients. Each one is gratifying and heart-warming for instructors, learning specialists, and administrators alike. Here are a few we just had to share.
Austin is a first-grader working on reading and spelling. Before he came to Langsford, Austin would do anything to avoid spelling. Recently, Austin’s dad reported that Austin had come to him after having a privilege revoked at home. Austin had asked dad if he could earn it back by spelling a word. Austin’s dad was stunned! Good negotiating, Austin!
Sam is a sixth-grader who recently finished work at Langsford to aid his comprehension. The focus was on developing his ability to mentally picture what he reads (concept imagery). Sam’s Mom emailed to let us know about the changes she has seen since he finished his sessions: “I have seen such an increase in his confidence and he seems so much happier with himself; that is priceless to me.” Those words made us picture Sam with a big smile on his face. Great work, Sam!
Tristan is a seventh-grader and Langsford alum from a few years back. She came to Langsford to work on her reading and spelling. Since then, she has really taken off! According to Mom: “Wow!… She is doing wonderfully. Her reading, writing, and confidence in her ability continue to strengthen. …We are so lucky to have found the Langsford Center… She does well academically and is able to keep up with her reading and writing requirements and gets many compliments from teachers and friends on her kind and charitable nature. I am forever grateful for how you all set her on this road and cheered her on.” It sounds like this road is leading Tristan straight to success!
Thanks to all of you for sharing your stories. We are so happy for you!