If my website, published book, and online program promise anything, it is to show you—the parent(s) of a dyslexic child—that dyslexia is reversible. Contrary to what you’ve been told, it is not a permanent condition. Not only can your child read “normally,” but many other issues associated with dyslexia, such as poor organizational skills, clumsiness, and behavioral or attitude problems, can also improve.
The benefits of these techniques go beyond reading, writing, and arithmetic. Kids joyfully discover talents and skills they either didn’t know they had or weren’t able to access and express fully.
How this is possible is something you will discover as you join me on this journey. Don’t worry; I won’t bore you with the tedious, dry science behind this therapy. Instead, you’ll watch what happens to the people who walk through my doors. They have experienced challenges similar to those you or your child face, but they were able to put the past behind them and walk into bright new futures.
As you may have gathered, my approach to dyslexia is quite different from what you may have previously encountered. There is a natural, logical order in the development of the brain, and if we follow that, we can heal ourselves. (If we don’t, issues arise.) To achieve this development, we must focus in a different place than most experts do. I address the entire brain, not just the “thinking brain,” which is where those other experts say we learn.
The core difference between their approach and mine concerns the part of the brain known as the “reptilian” or “basic brain,” which plays a fundamental role in survival, safety, and learning. We focus on the relationship between that and the emotional brain or limbic system involved in care and bonding.
Think of it this way. Fresh fruits and vegetables don’t suddenly appear at the farmer’s market. They are lovingly tended and grown with the right building blocks (nutrients), allowed to mature, and picked at just the right time. Your child’s development progresses in a similar manner; harvesting your child’s genius doesn’t come without proper care and feeding. This includes ensuring that each stage of the brain’s development occurs in the correct sequence so that each new set of functions can build on those that have gone before.
Perhaps because of the unappealing term “reptilian brain,” experts in learning disabilities ignore this vital aspect of the brain’s development. But the reptilian brain makes a critical contribution in ensuring we become the well-developed and high-functioning people we are meant to be.
You are reading this blog because you have a child, or know a child, who has a “learning difference” such as dyslexia. What can you do to help?
I hope you will partner with me. Sometimes it’s overwhelming to handle the school system and the challenges of bringing up a child with learning differences. As a parent and grandparent myself, I want to empower you to do whatever you can to ensure that your child is not stuck with the label of “dyslexia” any longer than he or she has to be.
Dyslexia can be reversed, and we can do it if we work together. I implore you to not just use this information within your own family but to share it with others so that we can show everyone, including the medical establishment, that dyslexia is not forever.