Dyslexia- Why? What ? How? Where to get my Help?
People with Dyslexia think differently as as one myself I understand Dyslexia from the inside out!
Parent’s Common Question:
How can one child in the family have dyslexia while others don’t appear to gave the same difficulties?
For an answer to this question we have to turn to an area known as epigenetics.
Epigenetic‘s is the science that recognises that we change genes and our behaviours to adapt to our environment. Different developmental upsets can trigger or switch off genetic predispositions.
In my experience of helping thousands of people with Dyslexia there are three simple things to look at as possible causes .
3 Possible Causes of Dyslexia:
2, Developmental Issues
3, A mis-match between what is seen and what is heard.
Research shows that those children who have dyslexia are likely to have a parent with dyslexia also. Many people are high functioning dyslexics and display few if any traits because they have mastered literacy and fluency of speech and self expression.
Dyslexia bestows a great advantage on your child but has some drawbacks when it comes to schoolwork. In life these benefits far outweigh the drawbacks which is why up to 10% of the population may have Dyslexia genes.
Because many people have gone through the education system and gone through life without being diagnosed as dyslexic it is sometimes difficult and challenging for parents to realise that they carry a collection of genes that predispose their child to being dyslexic.
Dyslexics see the world differently and many have become world class entrepreneurs, explorers and architects. Richard Branson is a typical example of someone who has played his advantage to great use.
Their ability to visualise and use the givens in any situation and come up with innovative and more useful ways to move forwards, make people with Dyslexia among the best of problem solvers, designers and innovators. Michelangelo name his notes in mirror-writing, a common trait of dyslexia!
The exact gene combination has not been fully or clearly established, to my knowledge, but it can be a factor in many cases .
2, Developmental upsets
As the child is developing afterbirth it passes through a series of different stages and one of these involves creeping on the floor and later crawling.
It is while this physical coordinated
movement is taking place that the corpus callosum- the main connectors between the left and right sides of your child’s brain will start to carry messages from Side to side and with plenty of repetition this pathway becomes available for not just motor information but all sorts of other information can be sent across. Information of passes across the corpus callosum does not lose its shape or its content. Where the corpus callosum Is not carrying the information from side to side then a lot of information Can be degraded and lost as eight attempts to find a pathway from one side of the brain to the other. We experience something like this at times when we are trying to remember the name of a book or the name of a person and the name simply won’t come to us.
Some children do not get to spend enough time creeping and crawling on the floor and as a consequence certain connections in the brain are not as developed as they could be.
The connection pathway in the brain that underlies many of the dyslexic traits is known as the Corpus Callosum.
The corpus callosum carries information between the left and the right hand side of the brain and if it is working correctly then it carries the information instantaneously making it easier for the person to read fluently with understanding and to be able to use that information appropriately when they come to speak and write about what they have read.
When the corpus callosum isn’t working appropriately and isn’t carrying the information from side to side then the connection between the letters in the word and the meaning of the word can be disrupted. This is seriously affect a person’s ability to read, understand and remember.
Fortunately, I have learned a way to correct this and to improve the connectivity across the corpus callosum enabling many people with dyslexia to read fluently, understand what they have read first time and to remember the information so that they can use it in conversation, in writing and in exams.
- Mismatched vision and Audio
If you’ve ever watched a movie that was dubbed and the voice was out of sync with the actors lips then you get an idea of what it could be like for somebody with dyslexia who attempts to interpret the world through what appear to be in efficient or in effective methods of seeing and listening.
Invariably, when somebody with dyslexia comes to me for help, I find that they are predominantly using one eye and one ear to do most of the seeing are listening.
This is because using both eyes creates so much confusion within their brain that the single word that they are looking at becomes either blurred or they are looking at two separate words at the same time.
The left eye could be looking at a word at the start of the sentence while the right eye is at the same time looking at a word further across the page.
Similarly with listening, one ear is listening to what is being said while the other ear is listening to the tone of voice, volume and the emotion in the speakers voice.
Depending on which ear is their predominant ear they may have to be called twice or three times before they pay attention.
Listening for somebody who’s ears are not coordinated is a very difficult task until I work with them to connect up both of their ears so that they are listening attentively, understanding what they’re hearing and able to remember what they have heard.
Rapid Recovery Approach
Once I have used simple physical activities to fully switch on both of your ears and both of your eyes so that you begin seeing and listening efficiently and affectively, I work to develop clear synchronicity between what is seen and what is hard so that there is far less confusion and you can learn easily and quickly, communicate more efficiently and effectively, have accuracy and clarity in your writing and that you move gracefully with balance and coordination.
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