Jacob was nearly eight years old before anyone realized that he was having trouble reading. Like many children who face the same challenge, He found ways to avoid being criticized by his parents, teachers, or peers, and masked the problem for too long. One day, in the third grade, his class had just begun reading a new book. Jacob hadn’t had time to take it home and convince his mom to read it aloud to him so that they could share in the story. Without asking for volunteers, as his previous teachers had, his third-grade teacher called on him to read out loud. Jacob began to cry.
Dyslexia is a learning disability tied to trouble reading, writing, spelling, and communication. The written word does not translate from paper to thought for people with this difficulty. Any person, even one with significantly high intelligence, can suffer from dyslexia. Each person experiences a varying degree of the symptoms of dyslexia. Several people believe they have dyslexia because they show some of the typical symptoms, such as switching letters around or not being able to remember what they read.
Many people like Jacob, do not realize what the problem is before they tucked it away beneath habits and behaviors solely designed to help them appear ‘normal.’ Studies show that the Dyslexia brain has low activity in some areas. The areas with low activity create the areas where you are having difficulties.
Reduced Brain Activity
Is Linked to Dyslexia
Most dyslexia treatment is designed to help a person learn with the same “low activity in the brain” that created their problem in the first place. It only makes sense to improve how the brain is functioning before trying to learn. There is one technique that gets to the root of the problem; it’s the Crossinology® Brain Integration Technique (BIT). BIT is an effective treatment for dyslexia because it “ignites” the sleepy parts of the brain. Once ignited, the brain’s ability to read, learn, remember, focus, and handle emotions is “turned on.” This will alleviate the symptoms of ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, and other learning difficulties.
Learning Will Be More Effective!
You or your child deserve to have the ability to read, learn, and communicate. BIT treatment for Dyslexia is the first step in the process. After BIT, you will discover that tutoring will be more effective. Learning becomes more natural, and the motivation to learn increases. Adults get excited about learning, and children might not want to do their homework, but there will be less struggle, and homework will get done quicker.
I’ve had people with mild Dyslexia quickly get back on track with reading and writing at grade level. Some people with severe Dyslexia had given up and quit trying to learn. The changes they saw after Brain Integration gave them a new level of hope, and they started learning and tutoring again.
Hope and Transformation!
Dyslexia treatment can be highly effective. It is best to start when a person is young, but it’s never too late to get the help you need. Half of my clients are adults. When adults finally get the help they need, they are excited about the improvements. You or your children deserve to have the best chance for success possible.
Treatment for Adults is Available
Every child with dyslexia grows up to become an adult with dyslexia. However, many adults didn’t get the treatment they needed as children. Their language skills, both spoken and written, tend to lack fluency. Mistakes or excessive time use to read or communicate causes unnecessary problems. They usually hide it well but have underlying low self-esteem or confidence issues.
Adults with dyslexia, who have found different ways of learning to get through school, have also likely developed other strengths as well. They must teach themselves to process language differently, predominantly in a different part of their brain than most people. Many people with dyslexia are highly creative, hard-working, and capable. They are good at analyzing situations, generating solutions to problems and strategizing. Often, they have a higher work ethic in regards to learning and education as they have spent many years relying on memory and verbal skills, rather than reading or writing. However, because they have learned to compensate for their difficulties, they often choose jobs to meet their abilities and not their desires.
It’s time to improve the most powerful tool in your body, “The Brain.” What has Dyslexia cost you? The cost of treatment is a small price to pay for a lifetime of success and feeling better about yourself. You deserve the best possible future for yourself and your family.
The Mom that Never Gave Up
Cindy’s daughter is in 3rd-grade and has progressed through school smoothly. Cindy’s youngest son Billy learned to say his ABC’s ok but learning to recognize the shapes of letters was a struggle to the point of tears. Cindy’s first thought was he’ll grow out of it and get better soon. When they tried to teach him the sounds of each letter, Billy shut down completely. Cindy knew it was time to take action and took Billy to an educational psychologist. Diagnosed with Dyslexia, Cindy found a tutor for Billy and thought the problem was solved. Unfortunately at the end of first grade, Billy could only read four words in a “See Dick Run” book. Looking for other solutions, Cindy brought Billy in for Brain Integration. We started Brain Integration, and we did 70% of the work before he had to go to his dad’s house for the summer.
Cindy told me that when Billy returned home, he read the same book and only missed four words. She was excited, but Billy was very frustrated and started to cry because he couldn’t read this simple beginners book. Cindy quickly counted how many words were in the book. She told him three months ago you could only read four words and now you can read 68 words. You only missed four words out of 72 words. It took some convincing, but she got him to realize how much improvement he had done and only just a little bit more and he’s going to be able to read the entire book.
Cindy used basic reframing techniques. She was taking what Billy saw as a negative and flipping it to the positive improvements. Rather than focusing on the negative, she got him to focus on the positive. With just a little more effort he’s going to have 100% of this book, giving Billy motivation to do more.
Focus on The Positive Changes
As a parent, we need to look for teaching moments. Cindy saw a golden opportunity to plug-in how Billy’s efforts and persistence paid off. He made a significant jump in a few months from reading four words to 68 words. Now that’s worth celebrating.
Seeing progress, feeling hope, and finally knowing that their effort is producing results gives the inspiration to study more. Even a second-grader understands this. Granted, they would rather play than do homework. But if they know that their efforts are getting results, their motivation to learn becomes worthwhile. Once they believe they can learn, they will argue less about taking the time to learn and do homework.
Armed with hope and progress, Cindy registered Billy in a new school that was able to help him get back on track.
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Struggling with Any of These Problems?
Letters and Numbers
- Writing or reading numbers and letters backward
- Difficulty spelling
- Words seemed to move or disappear on the paper
- Low test scores but knows the answers
- Reading below grade level
- Trouble sounding out words
- Reading is slow and takes extreme effort
- Re-reads, often 5 or 6 times to understand
- Hates to read or avoids reading
- Late learning to talk as a toddler
- Problems understanding what they hear
- Writing is slow or unable to complete
- Difficulties saying what they’re thinking
- Words come up their mouth in a different order then what they were thinking
- Math is difficult
- Needs to count on fingers
- Good at math but fails word problems
- Not working to potential
- Slow at completing task
- Clumsy or uncoordinated
- Poor self-esteem
- Feels dumb or not smart enough
- Dislikes school