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Does your child learn best when they see and experience information?

Does your child skip words and lines when reading?

Does your child have trouble paying attention to that which is boring or frustrating?

These are not Dyslexia Symptoms -- but they are a Free Dyslexia Test that we believe highlights the 3 most critical issues for children with Dyslexia.

When a child has the symptoms of dyslexia, they are often given a Dyslexia Test that focuses on phonics, phonemic awareness and improving their listening skills.

Children with Dyslexia are often then provided hours of phonics-based training.

ADHD is often diagnosed with Dyslexia.  Then ADHD Medication and counseling are recommended.

This is one way to tackle Dyslexia, and Dr. Sally Shaywitz, a Yale based neuro-scientist, suggests it takes 1 to 3 years of systematic training with a highly trained teacher for a Dyslexic child to get back to grade level.

We have a daughter Julie, who had Dyslexia, and we tried phonics -- and would have tried intravenous phonics if it had been available.

Then we realized, Julie was a right-brained learner and could learn much quicker when taught with a hands-on program. 

According to research by Dr. Linda Silverman from the Gifted Development Center 33% of the kids today are what she calls visual spatial learners, and an additional 29% learn better this way - we call these kids right-brained learners.

Right-brained learners can struggle for years, even when they come from the best families, go to great schools and are provided with programs and support -- because they learn differently.

The right-brained learner learns best when they see and experience information, they have more tracking and attention issues than their left-brained peers, and when they are taught in a way that teaches to their strengths and addresses their challenges, they can be much more successful.

After doing this for 13 years, with what has become known as the 3D Learner Program (R), I now strongly believe the three questions highlighted above are critical to ask because:

  1. Right-brained programs work well for the right-brained learner and left-brained programs work well for the left-brained learner -- you want to figure out how your child learns best
  2. Tracking issues are critical to identify and address -- or it will impact your child's academics forever -- what we found amazing is that ...   72% of the right-brained learners we see have a significant tracking issue
  3. Attention issues are critical to address -- with tools like the Interactive Metronome (R) and Brain Gym (R), parents are no longer dependent on ADHD Medication to solve attention issues.

We have labeled the right-brained learner, who also has tracking and attention issues, as the Bulls Eye Kid -- because they are where these 3 challenges intersect -- for the Bulls Eye Kid, they will do best when:

  • They are taught in a hands-on way
  • The tracking and attention issues are identified and addressed
  • They work with professionals whose expertise is helping bright right-brained learners, with tracking and attention issues
  • You learn how to coach and advocate your Bulls Eye kid needs

The Bulls Eye kid can be incredibly frustrated, or outrageously successful, and the questions you ask can make the difference.

Mira Halpert M.Ed. and her husband Mark lived through years of challenges with their right-brained daughter -- before they realized she was a right-brained learner, who could really benefit from a right-brained program.  Mira developed and now directs the 3D Learner Program (R) and encourages you to check-out their On-Line Right-Brained Assessment,
and then feel free to call at 561-361-7495