This quote below summarizes their beliefs
Kids with learning and attention issues possess enormous amounts of creativity and innovation. We’ll all be blessed when we learn to better understand and nurture these special minds.
At 3D Learner, we call these students bright right-brain learners. Our entire focus is on understanding and capitalizing on these bright right-brain learners skills. When a parent asks is it dyslexia, learning disabilities or a bright right-brain learner — the answer is often yes — but we focus on the strengths as do the Eides.
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In our own work, we’ve seen these advantages over and over again, like the abilities to:
- Learn and understand through experiencing and interacting with the world, rather than just talking about it
- See connections and patterns that other people miss
- Shift and combine perspectives
- See the world through other people’s eyes
- Build, create, invent and compose
- Understand complex spatial relationships
- Tell stories, and use examples and analogies to understand the world or to create new and imaginative ones
- Imagine and predict, often by leaps of intuition, what will result from certain conditions or events
- Function well in certain fast-moving, complex environments that others find confusing
3D Learner is built to help these kids succeed. We call these students bright right-brain learners — because these students learn best when we leverage their right-brain skills.
What are the 4 biggest challenges right-brain learners face:
– Right-brain learners have difficulty with sight word vocabulary, recognizing words they have previously seen and not mastered, and not being able to visualize what he or she reads
– Eye teaming – where the right-brain learner skips words and lines when reading
– Difficulty paying attention to that which is boring
– Self-esteem — where they think there is something wrong with them
Schools do not assess for a learning difference and attention, eye-teaming and self-esteem issues are often not addressed.
For parents, schools will often assess these students with learning disabilities or dyslexia. Pediatricians often label these same students with ADHD.
What is important for parents to know:
– Does your child learn differently?
– Does your child have an eye-teaming issue?
– Does your child have an attention issue?
– Are your child’s reading comprehension and test scores lower than you would expect?
Schools do not tend to focus on learning style and they rarely identify or address eye-teaming issues.
For the bright right-brain learner, an additional challenge is that their reading comprehension is often far below the student’s potential.
What could you do:
– Have your child’s learning style assessed
– Assess your child for attention and eye-teaming issues
– Have your child’s reading speed and comprehension assessed by professionals who use an assessment that has passages that are similar in length and complexity to what your child will be tested on
Yes, Your Child is Not Broken, and your child may have the potential to do far better if:
– Your child is taught to his or her strengths and is taught how to visualize what he or she reads
– Your child’s attention and eye-teaming issues are identified and addressed
– Your child’s self-esteem is improved
For a no cost screening and debrief, go to 3D Learner