Sally did not even know there was something called right-brain dyslexia.
When her psychologist gave her some options, he merely said something like:
– There are some traditional dyslexia treatments, that do what they do. The results take years, the work is tedious, but historically, this has been our best choice
– Then there is right-brain approach that teaches the way your child learns.
Mom read more about the right-brain learner and saw the following questions:
– Does your child remember places visited, even from years ago?
– Does your child learn best when he or she sees and experiences information?
– Is your child a lot smarter than his or her reading comprehension and standardized test scores would indicate?
Mom had always been uncomfortable with the diagnosis of dyslexia. She had read about many famous dyslexics (e.g. Einstein, Edison and Disney), but her nephew had tried the phonics-based solutions.
She called us and after reading our website asked us to explain the difference between
dyslexia, right-brain dyslexia and a bright right-brain learner
That is a good question.
According to the International Dyslexia Association. They answer the question what is dyslexia as follows:
|A: Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and / or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.Adopted by the IDA Board of Directors, Nov. 12, 2002. This Definition is also used by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).Studies show that individuals with dyslexia process information in a different area of the brain than do non-dyslexics.
Many people who are dyslexic are of average to above average intelligence.
A medical response to what is dyslexia?
Dyslexia has been around for a long time and has been defined in different ways. For example, in 1968, the World Federation of Neurologists defined dyslexia as “a disorder in children who, despite conventional classroom experience, fail to attain the language skills of reading, writing, and spelling commensurate with their intellectual abilities.” According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, dyslexia is a learning disability that can hinder a person’s ability to read, write, spell, and sometimes speak
The first definition defines the problem and the solution. If dyslexia is a problem with phonics and the sound symbol relationship, then the dyslexia treatment is a sound symbol program.
The second definition defines the problem as one with reading, writing and spelling — and leaves question of what is the right dyslexia treatment open.
For our perspective, right-brain dyslexia is a problem with reading, writing and spelling the way it is being taught. The student learns best when he or she sees and experiences information. Phonics may still be an issue,. but the student first needs to be assessed for the relevant problems which often include:
– Sight word vocabulary words like what, but, if, except, etc.
– Ability to recognizes words seen and not mastered
– Difficulty visualizing what the student reads
– Skipping words and lines when reading
– Difficulty paying attention
For the student with right brain dyslexia, we have found identifying and addressing these issue with a hands-on program that plays to his or her strengths. A right-brain dyslexia treatment is just an option, and one you might want to consider
For more information you can visit 3D Learner Dyslexia