Lisa Harp

Hi! I am the founder of Harp Learning Institute and Learning Link Technologies. I created the Harp Learning System for students who struggle with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and other learning disabilities. My five-step system is scientific, research driven, and backed by over sixteen years of success. I also have downloadable workbooks available at my site, www.learning-aids.com. I have helped thousands of students overcome learning disabilities. It is my goal to put an end to learning disabilities by giving students the right tools to fill in gaps in their learning foundations! I have learning centers in Lodi and San Francisco and am currently expanding to other cities in Northern California as well as other states.
Lisa Harp has written 19 posts for LODI360

The Effects of Stress on Learning


I recently reunited with an old friend. She is a massage therapist and has been certified in a new therapy called cranial release technique. Since I have been in chronic pain for years, I had her perform this technique on me twice.  I was amazed at the results.  My pain is diminished, I am sleeping … Continue reading

Summer Reading Fun & Tips


Kids can’t wait for summer to arrive.  Sleeping in, watching television, and playing with friends top their list of things to do.  But if you have a child who has been struggling in school, reading is probably not top on the list. Parents often ask me if they should have their child read during the … Continue reading

The Effects of Stress on Learning


I recently reunited with an old friend. She is a massage therapist and has been certified in a new therapy called cranial release technique. Since I have been in chronic pain for years, I had her perform this technique on me twice. I was amazed at the results. My pain is diminished, I am sleeping … Continue reading

The Brain-Body Connection


by Lisa Harp – Harp Institute Do you ever wonder if your child is using his/her brain?  Does it ever seem like the brain and the body of your child are two separate beings?  Do you sometimes sense a disconnect with your child? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your child’s brain … Continue reading

Auditory Processing Problems – Part 2


Have you ever wondered if your child is hearing properly?  Have you marveled that your child can vividly remember details from a movie or past event, but when you give a simple direction it is forgotten almost immediately? If you tell your child to go upstairs, get his tennis shoes, and bring down his dirty … Continue reading

How Auditory Processing Affects Learning


Are you starting to think about the upcoming school year?  Are you busy shopping for school clothes and supplies, wondering who your child’s teacher will be?  And hoping that this year will be better than last for your child? I just registered both of my daughters for high school.  I can’t believe that Natalie is … Continue reading

A Visual Summer!


Summer is the best time to do something to help your child if there is a learning issue, especially if there are some visual processing problems.  During the school year the student comes home from school exhausted, with strained eyes and a fatigued mind.  Are you giving your child a break, letting him/her rest for … Continue reading

Exercises for the Brain & Eyes


As the school year is coming to a close, so many parents want to know what to do with their child for the summer.  Should you have your child read books?  How about school work?  It seems only logical that if your child is behind academically that you should have the child brush up on … Continue reading

When the World is “Tilted”


Can you imagine seeing the world as if it were tilted?  Perhaps upside down?  How about spinning constantly? So many children (and adults) view the world this way.  And the sadness of it is that they know nothing different, because they were born this way.

7 Ways to Help Your Child Learn


Millions of students are diagnosed with learning differences of some sort.  Millions more go undiagnosed.  Either way, a student who learns differently than others has a difficult road to navigate and parents seem to have an even more difficult road.

“Painfull Learners”


It is so disheartening to find out that your child isn’t performing well academically. So many thoughts can race through your mind.  You wonder if you did something wrong.  You might even wonder if your child is intelligent. But, most of the kids who have learning differences are truly bright and intelligent.  They are just … Continue reading

Children with Learning Differences


Students with learning differences are faced with daily challenges.  The first and most obvious one is the ability to learn and keep up academically in the classroom.  And, of course, homework battles are at the top of the list for both students and parents.  But, all too often students with learning differences suffer at the … Continue reading

Dyslexia – The Double Edged Sword


Dyslexia is a silent learning difference.  Kids with dyslexia are bright and articulate, but they often struggle with academics and basic life skills.  Teachers know these kids are bright and expect a lot from them.  But they are often accused of being lazy, when, in fact they are working at capacity.

Improving Your Child’s Memory


My daughter has always struggled in school.  She is in the fourth grade now and it seems to be getting worse.  Her teacher says that she knows the information one day but when it is presented again it’s as if it is totally new information.  Is there any hope for her?    Janice T. – Acampo

Writing With Dysgraphia


When thinking about dysgraphia, people usually don’t think of it as a learning disability. Writing is just difficult for my child. Or, my child has poor handwriting, but so do doctors. Yet, dysgraphia is real and the sooner that we consider it a learning problem and deal with it as such, the sooner we can … Continue reading

Are You Dealing With a Math Problem?


In the past few years there have been more and more students needing special help with math. Not too long ago most of the help was given to students with reading problems. But now, math is taking over. And, it’s no longer just boys who need help in math or reading. Five years ago most … Continue reading

Helping Students with Reading Problems


Reading is a difficult process. The brain must be doing several things at once in order to make sense out of the written word. Many things can go wrong when a student is learning to read. Kids who struggle with reading struggle with life. If there is just one skill you can spend time on … Continue reading

Overcoming Problems with Math


Although it is indeed difficult to overcome a math problem, there are many remedies that can be used to help students succeed. Before getting to any specific math instruction, however, you should work at overcoming any math anxiety the student may have.

When School Begins


It is time to prepare for another academic year.  For most parents, August is an exciting time.  Moving up to the next grade, purchasing school materials and buying new clothes gives parents and kids butterflies of happy anticipation.  However, for parents of students who are struggling, the beginning of another school year can be a … Continue reading

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