This article discusses the connection between a right-brain learner and dyslexia
For students with dyslexia who are right-brain learners it suggests teaching to their strengths, with multimedia techniques and 3D Learning, and their interests.
Mutltimedia approaches are helpful, but 3D Learning, where one brings in the tactile component, may well help the right-brain learner to both understand frequently used words and to recognize words they have previously seen and not mastered.
We strongly agree with the article that students with dyslexia should be assessed to see if the child is a right-brain learner. We also believe it is critical to assess the student to see if there is an attention, eye-teaming or auditory processing issue.
Right-brain learners often have co-morbid conditions and it is equally important to focus on their strengths and challenges.
The typical dyslexia treatment:
– Does not try to capitalize on the right-brain learners strengths
– Does not necessarily address the problems the right-brain learner has with frequently used words or recognizing words the student has seen and not mastered
– Does not necessarily identify and address the attention, eye-teaming and related issues
When dealing with a right-brain learner and dyslexia, it may be better to treat with a right-brain dyslexia treatment that plays to their strengths and interests and identifies and addresses their challenges