Ricki Linksman, M.Ed.
Ricki Linksman is recognized as an expert in reading and accelerated learning. She is well known for her bestselling book “How to Learn Anything Quickly: Quick, Easy Tips to Improve Memory, Reading, and Learning through the Brain’s Fastest Superlinks Learning Style” along with many others. Ricki Linksman is founder/director of Keys Learning and the National Reading Diagnostics Institute in Naperville, Illinois.
Whether you are dealing with a struggling reader or looking to enhance skills that are already above average, it is critical to know what learning styles are best for the individual.
When I mention this at teacher training seminars, I’m invariably greeted with puzzled faces in the audience. The style of a reader? What’s that?
During more than 35 years working as an educator I learned a sad fact. When it comes to reading, much of the effort made by teachers, parents, and students don’t have the positive results they should because the reader is not being taught properly.
How can this be, when billions of dollars are spent on reading programs and literacy research? How can there still be a missing link after all these years? Well, something else I learned in the educational field is that new approaches and fancy strategies don’t produce results if they aren’t the right ones for the right person.
The keys to determining the right learning styles
What does work is an approach so simple in concept that it’s unfortunate it has not been incorporated throughout schools everywhere. First find a person’s learning style then combine it with his or her brain style (brain hemispheric preference). You will then have the key to accelerating their learning.
I call it the person’s Superlink.™ Comprehension, memory, and performance can all be dramatically improved by knowing a person’s best learning style and brain style.
Most educators don’t know how to determine styles of learning. As a result, much of the time they spend trying to get through to certain students is wasted. But the fact is, when results are below expectation, it’s not the fault of the teacher, the parent, or the student. It’s the method that is wrong.
My program is the only one that combines personal learning styles with hemispheric preference (right brain, left brain) to give the individualized Superlink™ method a person needs.
A sample of testimonials
See additional testimonials on the Keys Learning website
Dr. Doris Langon, Superintendent, Fairmont School District #89
Before using Keys to Reading Success™ in our elementary and middle school our school district was one of the lowest in the state in reading as measured on the ISAT Reading Test and had never AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress.) Within six months of using Keys to Reading Success™, reading scores rose and the school made AYP for the first time. Discipline problems dropped, students were engaged in learning, and 2/3 of the students were reading several years above their grade level.
M.O., Parent, Naperville, Illinois
My high school son was getting D’s and F’s, but after a reading diagnosis and Superlinks learning style assessment from Keys to Reading Success™ and receiving instruction in study skills and memory skills in his learning style, he is now getting A’s. The program has also helped him on his SATs and ACTs.
What are some examples of Superlink™ styles?
During my seminars, once I start describing learning styles to teachers, I can see a major shift in their expressions as they start to connect what I’m saying with students in their class.
Here are examples of learning style combinations that are ideal for one student but not for another:
|Visual Left Brain||Visual Right Brain|
|Auditory Left Brain||Auditory Right Brain|
|Tactile Left Brain||Tactile Right Brain|
|Kinesthetic Left Brain||Kinesthetic Right Brain|
There are over 80 combinations of these when people have more than one Superlinks style. Some people are integrated learners using both the right and the left sides of the brain equally. Others have a mixed preference where they may use one side of the brain for some functions, and the other side for other functions.
How can I find the best style for me or my child?
Your child can take the Superlinks™ Accelerated Learning test online alone, or you can read the test aloud to your child and click on the answers as your child responds.
The test is available in three forms: the simple language version for children, the original version for adults, and the Spanish language version. All three versions are included with the program. You simply choose the version you want to use. The program scores the assessments instantly, and automatically generates a detailed report.
The one-time test includes a learning style preference assessment and a brain hemispheric preference assessment. In combination, these identify your child’s personal Superlink™ to accelerated learning.
Used in schools and at home for 24 years, the Superlinks learning profile has helped raise reading levels K-12 in 88-99% of all students on average of two to five grade levels above their age in reading in 4-8 months by using the learning techniques that match each student’s brain. This includes the entire school population from regular Ed, special Ed, ADD and ADHD, Title 1 remedial reading, gifted, and ESL for English language learners.
Studies have shown that even those with severe special needs challenges that affect their brain also went up far more than they had done with any other program.
69% Latitudes discount on learning styles assessment
Ricki Linksman is a member of our Latitudes.org advisory board. She is offering a discount code for the assessment to our readers.
Use the code below for 69% off on the SuperLinks Accelerated Learning Test that provides an instant report on learning styles.