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Unlocking Minds, Changing Lives. This month Discover Discovery!!
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Upcoming Events:


The Brain - Food Connection
WHEN: Thursday, April 14th
WHERE:  8807 Two Notch Rd., Suite I, Columbia, SC 29223
TIME: 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Join us and learn:

  • How food & other factors affect brain function
  • Which foods hinder learning
  • Which foods boost brain health
Nutrition and brain power: come and discover the connection!

 



Midlands Gives is a 24-hour online giving event that brings the region together as one community, raising money and awareness for local nonprofits in 11 Midlands counties. Discovery Therapies, Inc. is participating for the first time ever in hopes of raising scholarship monies for students struggling with learning disabilities.

Mark your calendar & get ready to give on May 3rd to help us reach the 1 in 5 children in the Midlands struggling with a learning disability!
Exclusive Insights! 
Sue Faulk, Discovery Therapist


On April 14, Discovery Therapies will be hosting a FREE nutrition workshop.  Sue Faulk, Educational Therapist, Holistic Nutrition Consultant & Health Coach will be our speaker.  Her nutritional journey is one that has inspired many of our staff. Below is an interview with Sue. It is just a short snippet of her story.  We hope it gets you thinking about changes you can make to help you and your children learn and grow!
 
How did you get involved in health and nutrition?
 
Sue: My story begins when I was 20 years old and my mother had breast cancer. Later my father developed thyroid cancer.  At that point, my family began to research about nutrition and we would implement what we learned into his diet.  He would get better and then go back to his old ways of eating.  We didn’t realize that he needed to permanently change the way he was eating for the maximum benefit. Or even that we should follow the same dietary changes. My mother is still living but my father’s health failed and he died from cancer after a ten year battle. We had lost him.
 
When my youngest child was one, I was about the age that my mom was when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.  I felt like a sitting duck.  Both my parents had cancer and my grandmother did, too.  If there was anything I could do to keep myself from getting cancer- I knew I should do it.  I knew from previous research and reading that nutrition could have an impact on cancer and health and that was the start of this journey for me.
 
How did you become interested in healthy foods and their effects on learning?
 
Sue: After my third child was born, I started feeling exhausted and having brain fog.  One day, I was homeschooling my son and my nephew.  I looked at my nephew and couldn’t even remember his name. I had an overwhelming feeling that something wasn’t right.  Through improving my nutrition, I was able to get rid of some of these problems so, I could see how food was affecting my own brain.
 
The more I read and studied, I realized that there are some foods that can actually inflame the brain and keep it from functioning well.  Conversely, there are some foods that can improve the ability to learn.  As I was making these connections, more and more webinars, books and articles became available.  Information written by medical doctors was confirming my suspicions, observations, and personal experiences.
 
As an educational therapist, I wanted therapy to be as effective as possible.  I wanted families to know what I was learning - that they could help their student’s progress through good nutritional practices.
 
If you had one single piece of advice for parents, what would it be?
 
Sue:  Feed your kids more fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds! Phase out and stop eating  processed foods filled with sugars, food colorings and other chemicals, such as pesticides, that have been shown to have poor effects on the brain.
 
If you this piques your interest- please come join us at our home office on April 14th from 6:30-7:30pm to hear more!
GAME OF THE MONTH

Rory's Story Cubes is amazingly simple but with nearly infinite possibilities! There are 9 dice with pictures on each face; roll the dice and make a story out of the pictures that show. Expansion packs are available, too, for even more possibilities. Promotes creativity, logical thinking and storytelling skills. Truly fun for the whole family!

 

 
A Big Thank YOU!

Thanks to all of our generous donors and partners for supporting our Open House!
 
Publix Supermarket

PDQ                                           
Fresh Market   

Educational Wonderland

Trader Joe's                
           

Carolyn Mendelssohn-Drake, of  Primerica

Tiffany’s Bakery


Donna Weston

Moe’s             
                   
Laura Craddock


SCAIHS

Covenant Classical Christian School

Classical Conversations


Jonathan Gravgaard and Palmetto TMS

Tell your friends!

1 in 5 children will be affected by a learning difference.

Discovery 
Therapies, Inc. is ready to help YOUR child reach their full potential!

Summer programs available.

Help us spread the word!

Learn more at
www.dtiusa.org

The “Dr. Axe - Food is Medicine” website is packed with information about nutrition and healthy living. Dr. Josh Axe is a C.N.S. (Certified Nutrition Specialist), a Natural Medicine expert, a licensed chiropractor, a speaker for Fortune 500 Companies (Nissan, Whole Foods) and specializes in functional medicine. He’s a nationally sought-after speaker, bestselling author of The Real Food Diet Cookbook, a former physician for professional athletes (Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, among others) and a regular contributing writer for one of the largest U.S. natural supplement companies, Garden of Life.
RECOMMENDED READING

Dr. Fuhrman’s Disease-Proof Your Child: Feeding Kids Right

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. helps families transform their eating habits and recover their health. His nutrient-rich eating plan can have a significant impact on your child's resistance to dangerous infections, and a dramatic effect on reducing the occurrence of illnesses like asthma, ear infections, and allergies. Dr. Fuhrman explains how you can make sure your children are eating right to maintain a healthy mind and body, and how eating certain foods and avoiding others can positively impact your child's IQ and success in school.

Featuring easy-to-prepare, kid-friendly recipes that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters, your whole family will learn to establish life-long healthful eating habits.
Harness the power of a nutrient-rich diet to ensure a lifetime free of illness and full of health!
"As my beloved student and I were beginning our Dictation and Copy technique, one of the dictated sentences included the word discovery.  This is a student with extreme spelling challenges, often misspelling an average of four words per sentence.

As she began to build the word, I could see her intentional efforts to build her word, syllable by syllable, applying her Blue Book patterns and rules. When she had finished her word, she looked up from her work exclaiming, "I think I got it right!!" to which I quickly replied, "You did!!"

After doing our happy dance and woohoo's, I reminded her that discovery is the name of our program. We both proclaimed, "It's the circle of life!"

–Mary Kaye Dickinson, Educational Therapist

Discovery Therapies, Inc. is a family of educational therapists with a passion for reaching children with learning differences.  Who are we?  Some of us came to Discovery because our own children were struggling learners and we wanted to know how to help them grow.  Others overcame learning disabilities of their own and wanted to inspire struggling learners to do the same.  Still others were educators who saw the unreached potential in students with learning differences and wanted to find a way to reach them.  Together, we have over  147 years of experience in the field of education. Together, we have a passion for unlocking the minds of struggling learners.  Together, we are Discovery!


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