...the fact that your child is a right-brained learner with tracking issues?
We have read hundreds of psycho-educational tests and frequently read:
The three things that are often true but not often mentioned are:
Your child has a learning disability and/or dyslexia
- Your child has ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and an Orton-Gillingham Program and ADHD medication are recommended
- Your child might be a right-brained learner -- who will do better with a hands-on approach that plays to their strengths
child has tracking issues -- where they skip words and lines when
reading -- this is not true in every case where a child has Dyslexia
or a Learning Disability -- but we have found tracking issues in 72% of
- There are non-medication options to address ADHD that include the Interactive Metronome (R) and Brain Gym Exercises (R)
My name is Mira Halpert. I have a Masters Degree in Education. I have
two children who were diagnosed with Dyslexia, a Learning Disability
and ADHD. initially, I realized my daughter was a right-brained learner
and needed a right-brained program that allowed her to master
sight-word vocabulary, pattern recognition and transferring words into
pictures into meaning.
Many Dyslexia Programs are Orton-Gillingham based, and focus on phonics.
My daughter had mastered phonics -- and the challenges were:
Later, when I was helping other right-brained learners, I realized that
over 70% of the children I was seeing had significant tracking issues
-- that is, they skipped words and lines when reading.
- The sight words -- where she knew the word, but could not transfer it into a picture
- Pattern recognition -- she did not always remember words she had "learned"
- She had not been taught to transfer words into pictures into meaning
When I discussed this with psychologists, optometrists and like-minded professionals I got strange responses:
Many pediatricians and psychologists downplay the tracking issues. That
bothers me a great deal, because the Visagraph (R) we use shows the
student's eyes skipping, not tracking, and moving in different
directions at times.
Optometrists are likely to find the tracking issue. but rarely see the
need for the parents to check for a learning difference, which is a
problem for parents and students, because students with tracking issues
are much more likely to be right-brained learners.
Despite the fact that recent students show that ADHD Medication appears
to have little long term benefits, there is not yet a marked shift to
natural solutions for ADHD.
| If you are a parent of a child with reading issues, I strongly recommend your finding out the following:|
Is your child a right-brained learner? If he/she is, consider right-brained program.
Does your child have tracking issues? If the answer is yes, do address them.
- Does your child have attention issues? Consider natural and effective interventions.
Mira Halpert, M.Ed. is the
director and developer of the 3D Learner Program (R). Her passion is
to help right-brained learners to be Outrageously Successful with an
integrated effort between school-based professionals, outside
professionals and parents. For more information go to Parents Make The Difference or call Mira at 561-361-7495.
right-brained learners have either a tracking issue, an attention
issue, or both. To get the maximum results we recommend:|
A program that teaches the way your child learns best.
- Identifying and addressing vision and attention issues.
- Working with professionals who look for and address the right-brained learner, tracking and natural solutions to ADHD.