What Is Dyslexia What if Dyslexia Symptoms, Dyslexia Tests and Dyslexia Programs Miss ...

...the fact that your child is a right-brained learner with tracking issues?

We have read hundreds of psycho-educational tests and frequently read:
  • 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
The three things that are often true but not often mentioned are:
  • Your child might be a right-brained learner -- who will do better with a hands-on approach that plays to their strengths
  • Your 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 our clients
  • 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:

  • 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
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.

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.
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 Many 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.

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.