The MindBlaster staff are often asked questions
such as “What
do parents and students feel about the program? Do the gains last?
Does MindBlaster make a difference in school performance, self confidence,
and other areas?” As part of a follow-up research study (test
data are presented in Research section), eight parents were interviewed
a year or more after their children had graduated from MindBlaster.
Below are the parents’ comments when asked, “What is
your current opinion of MindBlaster?”
||The mother of a middle school
student who was attending a private school for learning disabled
the time he entered MindBlaster said, “After graduating
from MindBlaster, he transferred to a public school, enrolled
in the general education program, and made all As and Bs!”
When she was asked how MindBlaster impacted his school performance,
she replied, “Complete turn around—Great! He won
Other parents’ comments:
||“Fabulous program. I recommended it to eight
||“Very good program. First I thought, boy are we wasting
our time, but I can tell a big difference now. I have recommended
||“Tickled to death! She’s so conscientious. Much
happier. She got invited for the Duke Talent Program S.A.T.
for 7th graders, and she was picked as representative for Student
||“I liked it—helped our relationship. Was worth
||“Do it! <Daughter> loved it.”
Since the inception of MindBlaster, 98% of the students who began
training have graduated, despite the offer of a full tuition refund
if they withdrew prior to the fifth session.
Please Note: The above quotations are not offered
as scientific proof of the effectiveness of the program. They
are included to
provide some of the “parent to parent” communication
for which we are frequently asked.