Learning is a dynamic, interactive process, or at least it should be in order to be effective. For many students, however, it is just plain hard work and frustration. When the tools for learning are not readily accessible, then students, parents, and educators can become discouraged. Can effective tools be provided for even a struggling learner? The answer depends on the philosophy that supports the intervention. Contrary to traditional educators, we now know that with the right mediation the brain can be modified at all stages of development and that even a struggling learner can grow into a successful, independent, lifelong learner.