According to Jose's teacher, finding
him "under the table", "constantly moving around in class",
"throwing a fit" or "arguing" was not uncommon.
His mom explains that "Jose has trouble
with focus. He can't sit still. He disrupts the classroom."
In November 2009, Jose participated
in the Hardy Brain Camp, a program provided through a partnership
with the Oxnard Boys' and Girls' Club and the Hardy Brain
He needed the first six sessions divided
into smaller chunks because his attention span was so limited.
After that he completed the other 18 sessions, achieving scores
for focus in the gifted range!
This achievement has helped Jose make
some big jumps in school. Jose comments that he reads more.
In fact he recently finished Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
He relates that "It's a hundred pages. It says a lot of funny
It is also important to note that
he feels "I do my work much faster and find it out by myself."
His special education teacher reports
excitedly that "His behavior and academics have definitely
His other teacher adds that he is
displaying more patience, "rarely interrupts the class" "rarely
argues" and "He can read sight words and is almost at grade
level in math."
The staff at the Boys and Girls Club
has noticed too. They share that "At round up he is proud
to show papers with good grades," "He stops and thinks before
acting" and best of all "He is proud of himself."
Some exciting numbers!
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