A Right-Brain Dyslexia Treatment for Your Right-Brain Learner May Yield Quicker and More Significant Results
Dyslexia comes in two forms — obviously more, but we will limited the conversation to right-brain dyslexia and phonics-based dyslexia. Most people get a diagnosis of dyslexia for their child, then look for a dyslexia treatment for their child. This is treating dyslexia with the medical model — find out what the condition is and treat it. This would be a deficit orientation, and might well miss the strengths of these students. We made many mistakes because we followed the medical model, and we have learned a great deal from our mistakes. What we are committed to is to help you to learn from …
our missteps with dyslexia.
We tried Orton-Gillingham (R) programs, Hooked on Phonics (R) and other dyslexia programs and got the ultimate wake-up call when we were told our then 8th grade daughter was not college material. That was after spending over 6 years and $10,000 on programs to “fix” our child. We had found more than one dyslexia treatment that did not meet our child’s needs.
Later, we discovered that she was a right-brain learner, who:
– Learned best when she saw and experienced information
– Could, would and did benefit from a hands-on program that taught her to understand frequently used words, to recognize words she had seen and not mastered and to visualize what she read
– Improved her reading comprehension to grade level within 7 months, with the 3D Learner Program (R) — which could be described as a right-brain dyslexia treatment
For Your Child With Dyslexia — See If Your Child is a Right-Brain Learner
We wish we had been asked the following questions at the beginning of the process:
– Does your child remember places visited, even from years ago?
– Does your child remember details from movies your child has seen?
– Does your child learn best when your child sees and experiences information?
For The Right-Brain Learner — Do They Have Attention or Eye-Teaming Challenges?
Whether your child is a right-brain learner who has right-brain dyslexia, or is a child with traditional dyslexia, we believe it is important to see if your child has attention, auditory and/or eye-teaming challenges. What we have found is that students with right-brain dyslexia are more likely than their peers to have attention and/or eye-teaming issues.
The key questions you might want to consider are:
– Does your child have difficulty paying attention to that which is boring and/or frustrating?
– Is your child hyperactive or impulsive?
– Does your child skip words and/or lines when reading?
– Does your child get tired or get headaches when reading?
– Is your child anxious and/or frustrated when dealing with reading or standardized tests?
– How do I find the right dyslexia program for success in months not years?
A Right-Brain Dyslexia Treatment for Your Right-Brain Learner
Matthew was a classic case and like Jennifer, they were:
– Right-brain learners who had attention, eye-teaming and anxiety challenges
– Their reading comprehension was far below grade level
– Standardized tests were a real concern:
– Matthew was a 3rd grader and third grade retention was a real risk
– Jennifer was a 6th grader, who had done well through 5th grade, but her reading comprehension was now 3 years below grade level — the new Common Core Standards and Florida State Standards are much harder than ever. It is now common to see a child who was a year below grade level, who are now 2.5 to 3 years behind
For both these students, their parents might wanted a program that:
– Addressed frequently used word vocabulary, word recognition and the ability to visualize what he or she reads
– Improved attention and eye-teaming skills
– Dramatically improved reading speed and comprehension
If this describes your child, you might want to read Mira’s book “Life is a Ball, Do Not Put Me in a Box”; sit down with your child and complete our Success Assessment: and give us a call if we can help.
To start the process, visit our right-brain dyslexia page, take the on-line assessment and call us at 561-361-7495 i