“I started implementing some exercises immediately with my daughter who struggles with dyslexia.
The changes we have seen in her are incredible. Thank you soooo much! A teacher married to a psychologist in Austin, MN”
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder, Fifth Edition, a specific learning disorder with an impairment in reading as these
- Impaired word reading accuracy
- Impaired reading rate or fluency
- Impaired reading comprehension
Dyslexia on the other hand, has the following characteristics:
- Problems with accurate or fluent word recognition
- Poor decoding
- Poor spelling abilities
But when it comes to your child, does the exact label matter as long as your child gets the help necessary? Probably not. What we know is that our child
struggles with reading and without help, may have difficulties throughout life.
So what happened?
You child probably never has been able to read, and probably didn’t develop the capacity to learn to read easily. Therefore, this is a developmental
issue, which means that the child’s brain did not get set up completely in infancy. Some things are missing, causing blocks to learning.
So what can be done?
Let’s start at successful reading and go backwards. A good reader can recognize sight words easily, decode (sound out) unknown words easily, and
spells accurately. In order to recognize words, the vision system must be working well. If it is not, glasses may be required or possibly vision therapy for other visual issues beyond acuity, such as
being able to copy off the board, read without skipping lines or words, and not seeing double.
But don’t run off now to find someone near you, since there are other things you can do first to make the vision therapy less expensive, less timely, and
more comfortable for the child. Read on!
In order to decode well, the child must be able to see the letters, but also the child must be able to blend the sounds of the letters together, segment
them (break them apart) and manipulate them (add in sounds, delete sounds, move sounds). This skill is known as phonemic awareness (being aware of phonemes/sounds). The child might have an auditory
processing disorder, especially if he often says what or mispronounces words. The diagnosis can be made by an audiologist, and listening therapies can help with this. Also, listening therapies can
help with anxiety, attention and even vision.
But don’t go now and look this up until you have continued – there are other things that you can do first to help listening therapy work better and last.
Most of the therapies work for only a short term. I’ve seen the effects last much longer when combined with other things.
Do you know when the visual system and the auditory system are being matured? In the first year of life during various stages that infants go through. I
have my clients replicate those stages first before doing other therapies, or in combination with listening therapy. Then, the therapies work well, quicker. These
stages are called primitive reflexes, and to get through the stage well, we call it integrating the reflexes.
So, to overcome Dyslexia the quickest, easiest way, you can follow this plan:
- Get the product "Dyslexia: Recognizing, Screening and Treating"
- Primitive reflex integration using "Maintaining Brains Everyday" (Included in Dyslexia: Recognizing, Screening and Treating)
- Listening therapy as needed
- Vision therapy as needed
- Phonemic Awareness instruction (Included in Dyslexia: Recognizing, Screeining and Treating)
- A good fast reading program – consider Reading Reflex by McGuiness
The exercises were performed last year- This year’s
5th and 6th Grade Student Observations
Better focus, sleep better, reading and spelling improved, better on school
work! Michael T 5th grade
Read better and faster, stopped all nightmares! Zach J
Focus better, reading and writing improved! Gabe B
Reading and spelling improved, I like reading now! Jonathan H 5th grade
Helped me go across the page better! Sebastian M
All grades improved from 60’s to 80’s and higher, helped all around!
AJ 5th grade
Concentration, reading, and spelling are better! Jimmie
Helped with focus, reading speed, and now able to remember 7-9 numbers in a row. Brayden S 6th grade
Improved my focus, math, reading, and my spelling is much better too. My handwriting is smaller and
neater. Grant P 6th grade
Helped with focus, reading and spelling. Neko S
I am focusing more. My reading, spelling, and handwriting are improved. Alex C 6th grade
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I wanted to first thank you so much for your dyslexia program! It is laid out so well and easy to use.
I just screened a student who has struggled with reading and staying focused with visual tasks.
I screened her for dyslexia before I was aware of your screening and she passed fine. However, when I screened her vision and working memory using your program and you-tube videos, she shows visual
issues and also working memory weakness.
The mother has been doing the reflex exercises with her for a little over 30 days now and wants me to do the Equipping Minds cognitive part for her. She will do the vision and auditory parts.
Thank you for your help! You have been a blessing!