Imagine you were a parent of a smart struggling child.
You spent $2000 on a psycho-educational test and were told your child had dyslexia.
Over the next 7 years, you spent over $15000 in dyslexia tutors, dyslexia programs and buying tools like Hooked on Phonics (R).
Then you sat in a transition meeting to high school and were then told your child was not college material because her reading comprehension was 3 years below grade level.
Later we discovered our child learned differently. Our child was a visual-spatial learner, who learned best when seeing and experiencing information. With an approach that played to her strengths, our child was able to improve her reading comprehension 4.2 grade levels in 7 months and later earn her Masters in Education.
Now the list of symptoms she had matched the list of dyslexia symptoms you often see.
What is also true is that the list of the symptoms of dyslexia come very close to matching the symptoms of a visual-spatial learner, except the dyslexia symptoms leave out:
– Does your child remember places from years ago?
– Does your child learn best when your child sees and experiences information?
– Does your child skip words and lines when reading?
– Does your child lose focus when bored?
– Does your child have the potential to do much better with an approach that plays to your child’s strengths
For us, we often, but not always, define dyslexia as difficulty comprehending what is being read the way way it is taught.
If you teach a visual-spatial learner with and they succeed, then their biggest problem was they learned differently