Boca Raton Dyslexia Success Came When They Realized Their Smart Struggling Child had Right-brain Dyslexia
Type in Boca Raton Dyslexia and Boca Raton Right-Brain Learner in Google was her friend’s suggestion Mom at first thought she just had a smart struggling student with dyslexia — now there was a new tag to consider — a Right-Brain Learner.
Matthew had been tested for dyslexia and was found to be dyslexic.
His parents paid for two extensive and expensive dyslexia treatments with some progress in reading fluency, but not in comprehension.
While Matthew was reading at grade level, Matthew’s reading comprehension was 3 years below grade level.
They were about to go for another dyslexia test when they read, “Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brain World” by Jeffrey Freed and Laurie Parsons“.
The parents realized for the first time that schools and psychologists tended to label smart struggling students like Matthew with Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia and ADHD, but what they really had was a right-brain learner who needed a right-brain program.
When they read the articles on Boca Raton Right-Brain Learner and Boca Raton Dyslexia, they were surprised to find 3D Learner in both places
When they read about smart struggling students who were right-brain learners, they knew they had struck gold.
Unlike the previous questions about the sound symbol connection and rhyming, they were now being asked about what Matthew was good at , what he was interested in and how he could succeed.
Next, the questions turned to the ADHD like questions, but now they were being asked a series of questions about how well Matthew’s eyes worked together. Several professionals had told them that dyslexia and vision challenges were two separate issues. What they had not been told was that many students with dyslexia are right-brain learners and many right-brain learners have eye-teaming challenges.
The anxiety issues that had plagued Matthew since first grade started to disappear when he realized he was a smart kid who learned differently.
Then the world of reading started to change. Rather than focusing on decoding or sounding out words, Matthew was being asked to visualize what words meant. Also, instead of learning rules and more rules, Matthew was making letters in clay and visualizing what the words looked like and meant.
Then for the first time in his life, Matthew was visualizing what he read.
Matthew’s mom asked a good question, “Why aren’t there two types of dyslexia:
1- Where a student struggles with phonics, but understands what he or she reads as soon as they master the code?
2- Right-brain dyslexia, where a student learns best when he or she sees and experiences information and often has some combination of attention, eye-teaming and anxiety challenges?
Is it Time to Recognize Right-brain Dyslexia for Most Smart Struggling Students?
We believe the answer is yes for several reasons:
1- Smart struggling students with right-brain dyslexia will probably make more significant gains in less time with a right-brain program. After they have mastered certain skills, the typical dyslexia program may work faster and better than ever before
2- Reading comprehension and test scores would increase if one taught the right-brain learner with the right right-brain program — like dyslexia treatments, not all right-brain programs are equal
3- Anxiety and frustration is often reduced when a right-brain learner is respected for his learning difference
4- We may encourage the creativity of the next generation of Einsteins, Edisons and Disneys who suffered through school as a right-brain learner in a left-brain school.
For more information on right-brain dyslexia, you can visit our 3D Learner Dyslexia page, and get:
– A copy of Mira Halpert’s book, “Life is a Ball, Do Not Put Me in a Box”. Mira is the developer of the 3D Learner Program (R) who was been heard to say, “What box”
– A no cost Success Assessment that screens for a learning difference and attention and eye-teaming issues.