We are almost done. After four months, we will say goodbye to The Morris Center and all the wonderful people that have become a second family to us on Friday. Throughout this journey, the professionals at TMC have shown up every day, fully committed to helping Cannon and Avery reach their full potential. They’ve poured hours of instruction, occupational therapy and counseling into our kids on a daily basis. They’ve pushed and challenged them, coached and encouraged them. The’ve offered our kids a roadmap to success and have been an integral part in the “re-wiring” of our kids’ brains. Their combined expertise have helped our kids reach reading levels that once seemed unattainable. The Morris Center under-promised, and over-delivered.
But what happens next? What happens when we get home? This one-on-one intensive setting is not our reality. How do we transition back to regular school and how do we ensure our kids are using what they learned here? What happens if they forget and lose all the progress they made?
That’s just it. It’s not something they will forget. The Morris Center website explains it best:
“We apply a unique program (supported by long-term scientific evidence) that has helped our clients with dyslexia re-enter their schools or work place with improved skills that are consistent with their expected range of academic and job potential. Our treatment program is fundamentally different from the approach employed by typical learning centers or tutors — these programs typically treat the client’s symptom or teach them to compensate for their weaker skills. Rarely do these programs or tutors actually aim to uncover the possible causes of the client’s difficulties.
We help build new bridges in the brain (neural networks) that true science indicates are most likely to provide new pathways or better skills. We target treatment only for the client’s skills that need improvement, such as language/learning skills (reading, writing, spelling, comprehension, speaking/expression, memory and critical thinking ), sensory processing, sensory processing, attention and behavior.”
“As weak skills become stronger, then learning becomes more efficient and the child or adult feels more competent and confident. We help them unlock their hidden, true potential. Self-esteem comes from success.”
Another great thing about TMC is their continued investment in our kids’ lives. They won’t just escort us to the door on Friday and say, “peace out, see you never!” No way. They offer daily/weekly online aide for each child, assisting with homework and time management. They work to make the transition back into a school environment as smooth as possible.
So as we head home, we will celebrate the growth Cannon & Avery have made. They have a new-found confidence in their abilities heading into a new school year. We can’t wait for them to realize they are working less while learning more. And we will eagerly anticipate watching them continue growing and learning for years to come. Cannon & Avery’s dreams for the future will be bigger than they ever thought possible. They are beginning a new journey that could not have been possible without The Morris Center. You can’t put a price on that!