In 1992, Jan started a journey that transitioned her from desperate homeschool mom of a struggling learner into a master NeuroDevelopmentalist.
With her new knowledge of how to optimize brain function, coupled with her previous experience as a public, private and homeschool teacher, she understood there was more to education than just technique and curriculum. She found hope and help for her daughter through The NeuroDevelopmental Approach that ensures the brain is ready for learning.
Today, Jan’s passion is teaching ways to stimulate brains of all ages earning her the title, Brain Coach. Through the years her work has helped children, teens and adults discover their true God-given potential without labels. This message has been life-changing for all those who have applied her brain building principals, making life and learning easier for thousands.
More About Little Giant Steps:
Little Giant Steps, a Neuro-Developmental Consulting Group, was established by Jan Bedell back in 1992.
Jan was a professional teacher, with a daughter with challenges who was not doing well in public school. Jan knew in her heart her daughter was capable of more academic success if only she could find a way to reach and teach her. She decided to homeschool her two daughters.
It was in her search for a way to help her daughter she became aware of a modality of brain training called The Neuro-Developmental Approach. She had her daughter evaluated, then was trained to work with her daughter with brain training activities that stimulate the brain and creates new or repair neuro-pathways between the brain and body.
After a few months, it became evident things were dramatically changing for her daughter. After following the program and seeing what seemed like miraculous results. Her daughter, with a 40 IQ was able to master concepts, and could read at a fourth and fifth-grade level.
When her daughter’s program was completed, Jan decided she wanted to train to become a certified neurodevelopmentalist so she could help others who could discover their God-given potential in academic performance. Thus her journey of becoming a Master Neurodevelopmentalist and certified through the International Christian Association of Neurodevelopmentalists.
Over twenty years have flown by and Jan has grown professionally and has helped thousands of families see how the brain can change, functional abilities can develop through the use of natural, safe, and developmental activities done with intensity, frequency, and for short periods of duration.
Jan has been very prolific in creating curriculum, tools, aids, and full in-home programs based on The Neuro-developmental Approach. Today, Jan and her staff at Little Giant Steps are training parents and teachers, and professionals to become certified as Neuro-Educational Specialists, Screeners, and Tutors, so this methodology (based on educational modality- not a medical approach).
Little Giant Steps has many graduates who have discovered that learning can be easy, and struggles can be overcome. It doesn’t matter your age or I.Q. Everyone can benefit from the neuro-efficiency and improved functional abilities that come from following a Neuro-Developmental Program.
Little Giant Steps’ Mission is to create a world where children and teens reach greater heights in development and academics, where adults can gain superior function for college, the workplace and life. Since 1992, Little Giant Steps has provided life-changing solutions for accelerating learning abilities in individuals whether they are gifted, typical or challenged.