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  1. What is the ideal age for learning maths and reading?
  2. How can you teach maths and reading to children so young?
  3. Doesn't genetics play a major role in determining how good a child is at maths and reading?
  4. Can anyone acquire superior learning skills?
  5. Why is the product over the Internet and not on a CD?
  6. If a child acquires learning skills superior to those of other children, would they be bored at school?
  7. Is it harmful to expose a young child to a computer?
  8. How does a child use your "Perceptual Maths ™" product?
  9. By the end of the program what year level would the child be?
  10. Children of superior intellect often have social problems at school; wouldn't that happen to Perceptual Learning™ students too?
  11. Does Perceptual Learning™ guarantee a successful future for my child?
  12. Why would you want to teach maths and reading to children so young?
  13. Why not wait till the child is ready before we teach maths and reading?
  14. Is the "Perceptual Learning™" system a remedial program?
  15. Are you taking away their childhood when you teach children maths and reading at such a young age?
  16. How much does Perceptual Learning™ cost?
  17. What discounts are available and how can I qualify?
  18. Why do you offer a 3 month money back guarantee?



What is the ideal age for learning maths and reading?

The younger the child the better they will learn. Maths and reading are forms of language. It is well understood that language is best learnt when the child is young. However, in order to learn maths and reading using Perceptual Learning™ the child must be old enough to sit up independently. Therefore, the minimum age is 6 months. The Perceptual Learning™ program is a fast pace program that would be too fast for children aged over 36 months. The Institute of Perceptual Learning will develop slower programs for older children in the near future. However, the Institute would be happy to enrol a child aged over 36 months as long as parents understand that the learning in the child would be marginal.

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How can you teach maths and reading to children so young?

We all know the younger the child, the faster they learn. In the past, the issue has been the technique of teaching. Adults had been trying to teach children, while the emphasis should have been to get the child to learn. Teaching suits adults but not necessarily children. The Institute of Perceptual Learning presents materials to children during a window of learning opportunity to optimize learning. The child does not need to understand why the materials are the way they are. They simply accept the material as a matter of fact. Given the same presentation style and pace an older child or adult would not learn because they question the material. Perceptual Learning™ is not about teaching but learning!

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Doesn't genetics play a major role in determining how good a child is at maths and reading?

The Institute of Perceptual Learning acknowledges the role of genes in determining how a child learns. However, the Institute does not believe it plays a major role. It is merely a foundation from which to work. At present we are unable to alter our genetic makeup. What parents can influence however, is the environment in which their child grows up. Intuitively a genetically brilliant child without a nurturing environment would not grow up with adequate learning skills. At the same time a genetically average child could acquire superior learning skills if they grew up within a nurturing environment. Therefore let's not engage in the "nurture versus nature" debate; rather just accept the cards nature has dealt us and let's work with the instrument that is available to us, the environment.

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Can anyone acquire superior learning skills?

Through Perceptual Learning™ any qualified child could acquire superior learning skills. The child must be under 36 months of age and must not have neurological or physiological problems. For perceptual learning to take place the perceptual systems must function adequately. Specifically, hearing, vision and brain function must be normal. Other than these restrictions any child is able to acquire superior learning skills.

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Why is the product over the Internet and not on a CD?

Internet delivery offers many advantages over the CD. The Institute of Perceptual Learning is continually improving its products for the benefit of its students. The Internet allows the Institute to update products without concerning the customer with software upgrades. The Institute is also adding new courses to its product range, which could be accessed without software installation.

Internet delivery means the child could go on holidays or stay at a relative's place and still have access to Perceptual Learning™, thus minimizing the disruption to his or her lesson plan.

The biggest benefit to the customer is the fact that the Institute keeps a record of the child's progress within the program. This information may be useful for future accreditation purposes. As part of the internet package each student and his or her parents or guardians will receive a permanent, personalized email account, which they keep for life. Students of the Institute and their families need never lose contact with friends and relatives.

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If a child acquires learning skills superior to those of other children, would they be bored at school?

Yes, the Institute of Perceptual Learning believes a child with superior learning skills would be bored in a classroom without other children of similar abilities. That is why the Institute endeavours to bestow superior learning skills to as many children as possible. If a classroom has more than one child with superior learning skills, teachers would be obliged to challenge these superior learners! If a potentially below average student, for example an at risk ADD child, was to acquire superior learning skills through Perceptual Learning™ the average of the class would increase, thus benefiting everyone, including the teacher, school, society and most importantly, the students.

The best way to prevent boredom for the child is to ask friends and family to enrol at the Institute, thus creating peers of similar abilities to him/her. The less than optimal way to prevent boredom is by not enrolling him/her at the Institute and thus depriving him/her of superior lifelong learning skills.

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Is it harmful to expose a young child to a computer?

Given each lesson lasts less than 45 seconds, the exposure is minimal. Children are often exposed to television for much longer periods.

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How does a child use your "Perceptual Maths ™" product?

The child is exposed to three sessions per day, five days per week for 18 months. Each lesson progressively exposes the child to new concepts. The sessions are conducted on a PC. Each session lasts from 10 to 45 seconds. The content is delivered through the Internet.

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By the end of the program what year level would the child be?

The Perceptual Learning ™ program is not about teaching curriculum. It is about improving learning skills that are so important to academic and professional careers. Students acquire superior learning skills that transcend curricula. By the end of the program the child will have acquired superior learning skills that will enable either them to learn any curriculum material effortlessly.

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Children of superior intellect often have social problems at school; wouldn't that happen to Perceptual Learning™ students too?

Children of superior intellect have social problems not because they have superior intellect but because there is often nobody with similar intellect with whom he/she is able to relate. Perceptual Learning™ students have superior learning skills and may not strictly be of superior intellect. Regardless, the social problem would only occur if there were no peers of similar abilities to relate to. A simple solution is to encourage friends and relatives to enrol their children at the Institute of Perceptual Learning. Your child would be a social butterfly with superior learning skills. An alternative is a social butterfly with inferior learning skills.

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Does Perceptual Learning™ guarantee a successful future for my child?

Perceptual Learning™ guarantees is superior learning skills. The Institute has a money back guarantee if you discontinue within three months of enrolment. The opportunity for a successful future is markedly improved with Perceptual Learning™.

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Why would you want to teach maths and reading to children so young?

The Institute of Perceptual Learning is not in the business of teaching young children maths and reading for the sake of marvelling at them reading and understand maths. We are in the business of giving superior lifelong learning skills to young children in order to prevent the need for remedial education when they are older. Remedial education costs tax payers and parents a great deal every year. Imagine the benefit to society if we were to eradicate remedial education. With lifelong learning skills superior to current levels, graduates of the Institute will benefit both society and themselves.

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Why not wait till the child is ready before we teach maths and reading?

Children learn the minute they are born. Some would argue that learning begins before birth. Children use perceptual learning to learn about their environment every waking minute. The most important question parents should ask is what they want their children to learn. Since children are learning anyway, why not ensure that they learn something that would benefit both society and themselves. Don't teach them maths and reading. Let them learn maths and reading using Perceptual Learning™.

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Is the "Perceptual Learning™" system a remedial program?

The Perceptual Learning™ system uses the theories of perceptual learning to "teach" children to read and understand maths before they show signs of the need for remedial education. Therefore it is a program that prevents remedial education. A child who shows signs of remedial need may be too old to benefit from Perceptual Learning™.

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Are you taking away their childhood when you teach children maths and reading at such a young age?

It depends on the definition of childhood. If childhood means the child enjoys doing whatever they do then the answer is absolutely not. However, if childhood means growing up frustrated with aspects of school, functionally illiterate and lacking in reasoning skills, then the answer would be, absolutely.

The Perceptual Learning™ sessions take approximately 10 seconds each at the beginning of the 18-month program. Some more advanced sessions last up to 45 seconds. There are three sessions per day, five days per week. With so little time devoted to Perceptual Learning™ the child has ample time to enjoy normal childhood. However, the child will enjoy reading books and street signs independently. The child will enjoy counting and working with large numbers. The child will enjoy his or her environment and play at a greater depth and richness than what he would otherwise have done.

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How much does Perceptual Learning™ cost?

The full Perceptual Learning™ system comprises Perceptual Maths™, Perceptual Reading™ and Perceptual Music™. Perceptual Math™ and Perceptual Reading™ courses are ready. The others are currently in development.

The cost of Perceptual Maths™ and Perceptual Reading™ courses before discounts is $49.95 per month for 12 months. The courses last up to 18 months but customers only pay for 12 months. Customers may be able to enjoy substantial referral and sibling discounts. Customers are able to cancel their enrolment at any time. The Institute of Perceptual Learning prefers credit card payment. Qualified customers will be able to trial Perceptual Learning™ with our 3-month money back guarantee.

The cost of not enrolling in Perceptual Learning™ would occur now would be a great deal more. The real cost would be inferior learning skills.

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What discounts are available and how can I qualify?

The Institute of Perceptual Learning is offering two types of discount: sibling and referral.

The Institute understands the high cost of education parents endure for the benefit of their children. This cost skyrockets when there is more than one child in the family. As such the Institute is offering a 60% discount on the normal price for siblings of Perceptual Learning™ students, past or present.

By spreading the gift of superior learning to many children, each child benefits socially and intellectually. The Institute knows that parents of Perceptual Learning™ students would want to encourage friends and family to enrol for the benefit of all. The Institute would like to reward those parents who refer students to the Institute therefore for every referral who signs on, the student will receive a 30% discount on the next month's tuition fee, limited to one referral per month. However, any referral in excess of one would be carried forward to future months' discounts. This discount is calculated on total payment where the sibling discount may already have applied.

Those who are referred receive 30% discount on the first month's tuition fee.

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Why do you offer a 3 month money back guarantee?

The Institute of Perceptual Learning is offering a three-month 100% money back guarantee because we are confident that during that three-month period, parents are able to assess the benefit the child receives from the program. Long before the end of the three month period parents would have noticed the joy in their child every time they take the lessons. However, the real benefit may not be visible to parents before the three month period. Regardless of whether the superior learning skills are visible to parents or not, the child would have benefited from the exposure to Perceptual Learning during that time. Should you ask for your money back at the end of the guarantee period your child would still have benefited a great deal. However, the benefit would be much more if they were to complete the whole 18-month course.

This guarantee does not extend to children who enrol at an age of over 36 months.

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