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More detailed information on the functional areas of the Midbrain.
More detailed information on the functional areas of the Cortex.
Read how FHC has helped other childrenIt is often thought that children with “dyslexia” need to be taught in a very different manner, and need special learning strategies, to become successful students.Children who present with such symptoms are usually hurt primarily in the cortex. This kind of injury prevents the child from receiving and processing information properly, which leads to delayed, inaccurate and inappropriate decisions. Because children with these symptoms often have mild to severe problems in the midbrain area as well, they may also have issues with their coordination and mobility.
We have found that these children are indeed very bright, but have had a difficult time becoming neurologically dominant (that is, becoming all left- or all right-sided). As the central nervous system matures, by 6 to 7 years old, children should display dominance in their visual, auditory, tactile and motor pathways. This universal dominance leads to final organization of the cortex, and with it the ability to reliably receive, store and retrieve information. Failure to achieve such dominance leads to retrieval issues in reading and understanding and language.
We have seen many children with this diagnosis. Fortunately, your child and all children diagnosed with dyslexia can be helped. This will become a great victory for you and your child, as they will not need to discover adaptive pathways to learn and be successful in life.
What Can We Do For Your Child?
First, the Team at The Family Hope Center performs a complete evaluation of your child to determine the precise location, nature and extent of their specific injury. The Team at The Family Hope Center performs a complete evaluation of your child to determine the precise location, nature and extent of their specific injury. A comprehensive treatment program is then developed by the Team.
Your program will be designed to first address the sensory areas, which will help to organize your child’s pathways and support their ability to be eventually lateralized.
|Alfie Hardie and his parents Emma and Fraser Hardie
Update 6 months after starting the program. (4:20, 9.2mb)
“…we couldn’t understand why he had such a hard time reading”
After Family Hope Center
Now he is so articulate, compassionate and happy…his love for reading is insatiable!”
What is Dyslexia?
‘Dyslexia’ is a frustrating neurological problem that can be primarily traced to processing issues in the auditory and visual pathways of the cortex. More Dyslexia definition >
How Can We Help?
|Brain impairments associated with Dyslexia
Although dyslexia is a complex problem, children who present with such symptoms are hurt primarily in the cortex, especially the occipital and temporal lobes. This kind of injury prevents the child from receiving and processing information properly.
We have seen many
children with this diagnosis. They can often be healed, not just taught coping strategies. With The Family Hope Center’s help, parents can actually treat their “dyslexic” child’s underlying problems, actually removing the obstacles to learning and to having a full, success in life.
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