Shifting From Dyslexia to 3D Learning
Boca Raton Dyslexia Testing is likely to focus on phonics and your child’s ability to recognize the parts of words.
The work of Dr. Linda Silverman, from the Gifted Development Center in Denver, Dr. Eides, from Dyslexia Advantage, and others shift the focus to what students with dyslexia are good at — 3D Learning
What are students with Dyslexia excel at:
Linda Kreger-Silverman said in her out-of-print book Upside-Down Brilliance:
The essence of visual-spatial is the three-dimensionality. Everything, every name, every fact, every piece of information is processed as a 3-D object.
From The Dyslexic Advantage, authors Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide define one of the gifts of those with dyslexia as:
…the kind of spatial reasoning at which they excel involves the creation of a connected series of mental perspectives that are three-dimensional in nature–like a virtual 3-D environment in the mind.
And from Thomas Armstrong in The Power of Neurodiversity, he writes:
…there was one visual-spatial ability in which dyslexics consistently came out on top: the recognition of impossible three-dimensional figures
Seeing if your child is a right-brain learner who would benefit from a right-brain program is one option.
As we listened to some presentations at the Palm Beach County LD Stars Conference, we heard steady stream of references to:
– Dyslexic students must learn to recognize the words by learning to decode
– Dyslexic students will always be slow readers — so they need accommodations
The Key to Success Shifting from a Dyslexia Treatment to a Right-Brain Program
When a parent googled Boca Raton Dyslexia Treatment, she found our site. It was her son — an rising 9th grader Sam, who was a slow reader with a reading comprehension problem. We do not do Dyslexia Testing. We look at how a child learns best, what is the child good at, where do they struggle and what is the student’s present level of reading speed and comprehension.
Mom had invested in some Dyslexia Treatments with little or no success. It turned out her son has a classic 3D Leartner — smart, thought in pictures and did far better when recognizing whole words — right-brain learners think from whole to part — and we believe it is critical to teach to a child’s strengths.
Sam’s reading comprehension was 4 years below grade and his reading speed was 200 words per minute — well below grade level. Sam had what we call an aversion to Dyslexia Treatments — he did not want more of the same.
When we showed him how we used 3D Learner, his eyes lit up like a Christmas Tree.
Over the next 4 months, Sam was able to improve his reading comprehension by 4 grade levels and to improve his reading speed from 200 words per minute to 360 words per minute – an 80% improvement — this was not using a temporary speed reading scanning, but by systematically improving his eyes ability to track effectively and to move quickly.
3D Learning includes phonics, but builds a solid foundation of recognizing words, understanding what sight words mean and learning to visualize what words mean. 4 years later Sam got 3 full scholarship offers at colleges he never thought he could get in.
When considering Boca Raton Dyslexic Testing or a Dyslexia Treatment, first see if your child is a right-brain learner.
For more information visit 3D Learner — 3D Learning vs Dyslexia