A Dyslexia Treatment may be very different from the Dyslexia Treatment your child needs.
A parent called who had spent over $30,000 on an expensive dyslexia treatment. She had looked for Dyslexia Testing in Boca Raton and a Dyslexia Treatment in Boca Raton, but they all seemed to be the same. Then she saw these questions:
– Does your child remember places visited, even from years ago?
– Does your child remember details from movies, even if your child missed the plot?
– Does your child learn best when your child sees and experiences information?
She was surprised to learn that her child was a right-brain learner who learned differently than the way most dyslexia programs work
She asked two questions:
– Why isn’t there a condition called right-brain dyslexia, that describes a student who struggles with reading the way they are taught. but could excel with a hands-on approach
– Why isn’t there a right-brain dyslexia program?
For a number of years, dyslexia was not the term people wanted their child identified as. Then, partially due to the work of Dr. Sally Shaywitz, there has been a resurgence of dyslexia — parents are now embracing dyslexia. but …
The prevailing wisdom is that all students with dyslexia respond to a phonics-based program.
Our son and daughter were diagnosed with dyslexia, but they did not do well with phonic-based dyslexia programs.
That is why Mira Halpert, M.Ed., developed a right-brain program for right-brain dyslexia. We did not call it a right-brain dyslexia treatment until our parents suggested it.
What are the five key differences between a right-brain dyslexia program and a typical dyslexia treatment
1- The right-brain learner needs to understand what the frequently used words mean — words like what, why, but, if, except
2- Right-brain learners need to learn how to master words they have seen and not mastered
3- Right-brain learners need to learn how to visualize what the student is reading
4- Right-brain learners need the attention, eye-teaming and related issues identified and addressed
5- Right-brain learners need to be shown how to do things — that respond poorly when all they hear or see are words, words and more words
The biggest similarity between a right-brain dyslexia treatment and typical dyslexia treatment is that they all need to address phonics, phonemic awareness, reading fluency, vocabulary and reading comprehension.
As a parent, you could and should consider both. One well known option is the Lindamood-Bell Program (R). Some parents have had this dyslexia program done over 6 weeks in a 4 hour a day program or it could take 1, 2 and even 3 years when done with other programs. The challenge is these programs may not cover the unique problems that impact a right-brain learner.
The good news is that a child with right-brain dyslexia can often make dramatic gains in 4 to 8 months with the right right-brain program — that may be done in as short as a week, with comprehensive follow-up over the next 4 to 8 months.
We believe the best way to get started is to screen for whether your child is a right-brain learner and whether your child has an attention and/or eye-teaming issue
We do offer a no cost screening tool at 3D Learner