Right-Brain Dyslexia — Difficulty Learning the Way a Child is Taught
Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia are almost always described as a problem with the sound symbol relationship.
This article on Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia continues to drive home the point.
What about the 60% of the students who learn differently — and are what we call right-brain learners.
We have known hundreds of parents who have spent a small fortune with tutors, learning centers and dyslexia treatments, because they did not realize their child was a right-brain learner
Your child may well have a problem with the sound symbol relationship, sounding out words. and he or she may have the following gift:
Your child learns best when he or she sees and experiences information and may have what we call right-brain dyslexia.
Right-brain dyslexia is far different than the more traditional dyslexia.
Is Your Child a Right-Brain Learner
Does your child remember places visited from years ago?
Does your child learn best when he or she sees and experiences information?
Is your child’s present level of performance well below his or her potential
If the answer is yes, you may want to learn more at 3D Learner
Others may label them with standard dyslexia — still others may label them with right-brain dyslexia, and we tend to label them as right-brain learners. Acknowledging that right-brain dyslexia may be difficulty learning to read the way your child is being taught.
Three problems your child may have are:
– Not understanding the frequently used words like what, if, there, their, but etc.
– Not recognizing words he or she has seen and not mastered
– Not being taught to visualize what he or she reads
While many will argue that dyslexia is not caused by a vision issue, we have found that over 70% of the students with dyslexia we test have an eye-teaming issue — these students often skip words and/or lines when reading. While dyslexia and eye-teaming issues are very different conditions, it is critical to identify and address the eye-teaming issues, where they exist.
While dyslexia and ADHD or dyslexia and attention issues are two different conditions, they are often present in the same child.
The additional challenges for the right-brain learner — are that right-brain dyslexia is not often identified. Therefore the student with right-brain dyslexia may be given a double or triple dose of phonics, when the student with right-brain dyslexia needs to be taught how to leverage his or her skills and to have the attention and eye-teaming issues identified and addressed, where appropriate.
At 3D Learner, we leave labels like Right-Brain Dyslexia at the door and recognize that:
– The first thing a parent needs to understand is that if your child learns differently that is a gift — Mira Halpert, M.Ed., the developer of the 3D Learner Program (R) has written a short book in Dr. Seuss like prose that you might find helpful — it is called “Life is a Ball, Do Not Put Me in a Box”
– A Success Assessment could screen to see if he or she might be a right-brain learner and screen for eye-teaming and attention challenges
– A strategy session may help you to understand and appreciate your child and to learn how you can make the difference