Right-Brain Program for Your Right-Brain Learner
Too often we see right-brain learners (i.e. students we see best when he or she sees and experiences information) taking a left-brain program that neither capitalizes on the student’s strengths nor does it address the attention, visual processing and related issues that often hold back a right-brain learner
That is exactly what happened to us. Our daughter was a bright right-brain learner and we had her try a number of left-brain programs with limited success. When we developed what has become known as the 3D Learner Program (R) our daughter and many others flourished creating the mantra
Right-brain programs for right-brain learners
Questions to see if your child may be a right-brain learner:
- Does your child remember places visited, even from years ago?
- Does your child learn best when your child sees and experiences information?
- Is your child a lot smarter than their present level of reading comprehension would indicate?
If the answers are yes, there is a good chance your child is a right-brain learner. The challenge is your child may be a right-brain learner in a left-brain school.
The article “Left-Brain vis Right-Brain in the Classroom” says “students with strong left or right-brain tendencies tend to prefer to be taught to their neurological strengths”.
Since right-brain learners tend to do far better when they connect with a teacher, this may be even true for right-brain learners.
If you want to have a certain teachers for your child, you may or may not get a sympathetic ear — more on this in another article
Let’s says you are looking at tutors, learning centers and specialized programs
Then you have the freedom to explore more traditional programs or a right-brain program that teaches the way your child learns, may be better at connecting with your child brain learner, and is more likely to share suggestions that might work for your bright right-brain learner.
Before going there, you may want to know:
– What is your child’s present level of reading comprehension?
– Does your child have difficulty paying attention to that which is boring?
– Does your child skip words and lines when reading
– Does your child really connect with some teachers and not with others?
– Are homework times and stress a major issue?
– Is it difficult to get the right services from your child’s school?
Many students who fit this profile are diagnosed with dyslexia, a learning disability and/or ADHD medication. The recommendations are often for:
– A left-brain phonics program that may really frustrated your child
– ADHD Medication that may or may not work
– Seeing a vision professional
The challenge with most dyslexia treatments is they focus on the problem and not the solution. Even when you find what is labeled as a multi-sensory dyslexia treatment, it is often a phonics-based program, with pictures.
What might be more apporpriate is …
A Right-brain Program that also confirms and addresses the attention,visual processing, homework and school interface challenges.
Several key benefits of a right-brain program for your right-brain learner:
– Your child might feel more comfortable sooner
– The progress may be quicker and more sustantial
– The teachers may be more likely to recognize the stress and relieve the pressure
– You may well get the help you need to be an even more effective coach and advocate for your child
To see if your child might be a right-brain learner visit www.3dlearner.com