Adults: It’s Never Too Late!
Adults with focus, time management, learning, and processing difficulties know that without treatment these problems will never go away. They can only get worse. The challenges experienced in childhood can resurface as an adult in the workplace, at home, and in relationships. Problems with following directions, remembering, and sequencing information can be even more debilitating for adults. You’re never too old to get the HELP you need.
Don’t just take our word, listen to what our Graduated Adults have to say...
Robyn, Age 21
"HELP has impacted my life greatly in all areas. In school, I'm able to understand and process information from the teachers more efficiently. It has also increased my test scores and lowered my anxiety with oral presentations and test taking. In work, it has helped me communicate and process more efficiently. Therefore, I am able to complete more work in less time. I'm less stressed out and more confident in school and work. In my daily life, I see many improvements which have enhanced my relationships with my friends, family, teachers, co-workers, etc."
Timothy, Age 40
"When I first came to the HELP program, I was down on myself wondering if I could be a success in life. Taking the [MAP] test made me feel worried because I have always had a hard time taking tests. Although I already had a four year BS degree from Western Oregon State College, taking tests was one of the reasons that my grades remained low. It wasn't too long after taking the MAP test that my wife and I decided I should go through the HELP program.
With the HELP program, I now realize that I can be a success. The changes in me are so noticeable that people who know me (even those that were skeptical at first) have observed them. One of the changes that has really impacted my life is my conversation skills. Before I went through the HELP program what I meant to say, and what came out of my mouth were two very different things.
Another change has been my writing. Not only is it more legible, but I write with my better grammar. I used to have my wife type my college papers because I would leave grammatical endings off my words and write in about 4 different tenses in just one sentence. It wasn't that I didn't know good grammar, it was that I could not connect the part of my brain that handled the information on grammar and the information I wanted to write down.
Before I took the HELP program I went through six different jobs in one year. After I had been doing the HELP program for about 2 and a half months, I got a job with a Health Care company and have held the job for almost a year now!
Leslie, Age 21
"I am 21 years old and have gone through the HELP program. It was one of the best things that I could have done for myself. Before I was introduced to the HELP program I had spent 2 years at Oregon State University. Frustrated, depressed and with no hope of getting my degree, I quit school. I did not have the academic tools, as a dyslexic person, to tackle college courses. I felt very inadequate and for all the hours I put into my homework, no one could understand why I was slipping behind.
My mother found an ad about the HELP program. When we met with the director I was very skeptical of the program because of how young the students were and how old I was. Also, the idea of retraining your brain by doing silly exercises sounded weird to me. I had given up hope and had a hateful attitude to begin with.
As I progressed through the program I was impressed by how patient my instructor was with me. I found [the exercises] to be very challenging and complicated. Never at any time did I feel I was being treated as a child. My instructor was the greatest motivator and an encouraging part of my experience.
I have since completed the program and I'm excited about the changes that have taken place in me. I can comprehend greater amounts of information in a shorter period of time. When reading, my concentration level has increased tremendously. Memorizing isn't a horrifying experience and I can face it with more confidence now. Because of all the changes, I'm excited to return to school and pursue a degree, now that I have the tools."