Some time back, I stumbled across a blog post about Heguru’s Parent Seminar that they held about a year ago when the founders of Heguru were in town. It was interesting to read about the seminar because up until then, I really didn’t know a lot about right brain education. One thing in particular that caught my attention was the “Shuffle Program”. The program is only for children aged 6 years and above and it is supposed to help children develop the “alpha super power”. When I asked Gavin’s sensei about it, she wasn’t familiar with the program, either.
Based on what little I knew about it, it sounded a lot like wave reading and Quantum Speed Reading which is also intended for the older children. In Heguru’s introductory video, they show children wave reading so I naturally assumed it would be something they taught in the classes. But when I asked the staff about, they said that they currently did not teach the program and there was no confirmation as to whether they would do so in future.
Recently, Gavin had an assessment at Heguru (which is really more like a parent-teacher interview) and Gavin’s sensei told me that the shuffle program was only introduced to older children, similar to practices of the QSR program by Tobitani. I presume that the reason why they aren’t teaching it right now is because none of the kids attending Heguru are old enough for the program. So I stand corrected – Heguru does teach wave reading, but not quite as early as I had initially assumed.
If you want the final verdict on which right brain school, then we’re pretty much back to Heguru – unless a Shichida parent can confirm that they also have offer this program to the older children? If your child isn’t in Heguru, it is still okay – you have until your child turns 6 to get him started at Heguru.