…as well as for people without then. Since people with learning difficulties are inevitably highly visual and creative, thus often highly artistic, heightened artistic abilities and creativity can be a drawback in the context of literacy, numeracy, and other learning difficulties. But sometimes the solution rests within the problem, so here’re some connections that my work in the fields of NLP, literacy related learning difficulties, and arts has helped me discover: Read the rest of this entry »
One person recently having asked me this question inspired me to answer it publicly and add the answer to my site for others’ benefit. Read the rest of this entry »
Mixing up words when speaking is many people’s problem. They look for medical names for this issue on the net, yet find none, because it boils down to a simple phenomenon described in this entry. Read the rest of this entry »
This entry will help you if you have come across grounding and how useful it is for anyone anywhere in any situation, but still struggle with how to get grounded. A few ways how are outlined below. Read the rest of this entry »
Here verbatim is an issue one mother approached me with and which I deem worthy of sharing with all parents facing similar issues. As you read, you may recognize that you and your child have long been struggling with something similar – and say “Finally! Here’s what I’ve been looking for for ages!” Read the rest of this entry »
How do you know when you’re ungrounded and need to get grounded when you’ve never come across grounding before? Here’re some signs: Read the rest of this entry »
Since I learned that grounding was an essential factor in dealing with learning difficulties, I always teach people how to make it part of their lives. It’s free of charge and side effects, universally done, totally natural, and inevitable for dealing with any learning difficulties. Here’s more on how grounding can help regardless of whether you [or someone you know and are thinking of while reading this] have [has] learning difficulties or not. Read the rest of this entry »
Can lawyers and legal professionals affected by learning difficulties get help for them without incurring too much cost in time, money, and energy? If yes, how? Read the rest of this entry »
The NLP principle of chunking information is described here and, as mentioned in that entry, it’s good for your memory. But NLP and chunking information is also beautifully used and usable in helping people deal with learning difficulties. How? Here’s the lowdown: Read the rest of this entry »
If you are currently studying in a classroom environment, these 3 tips will help you dramatically improve your learning experience in every lesson!
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One of the challenges of teaching is that when the teacher can’t see what a learner is visualizing, there’s nothing for the teacher to mark / evaluate. Read the rest of this entry »
Poor literacy / numeracy is the number one reason for young people quitting school and the number one block to them being employment ready after leaving school. This trend is easy to change as more people are understanding how our fabulously talented visual children and adults operate. Read the rest of this entry »
Showing someone a picture is visual teaching. If you tell a tale about a fairy, every person listening to the tale will make different pictures of the fairy. This is visual learning. When you’re teaching a fact, such as the shape of Canada, your learners need to see it. But if you tell them exactly what their fairy should look like, you’re stiffling their creativity. Read the rest of this entry »
The following case inspired me to share another important point: in some cases it isn’t a learning difficulty, but the [lack of] perspective of the person who appends the learning difficulty label. Let me demonstrate. The shortened wording of the enquiry I received follows: Read the rest of this entry »
Several people with learning difficulties who I worked with clearly confirmed that there definitely is a connection. So let’s explore it.
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My 4 and a half year-old daughter refuses to color, write, read, and play independently. She heads straight for the TV, computer, or anything electronic she can get her hands on. She’s very bright. I’ve had to take all the computer games away, sell her iTouch, and disconnect the TV. I also have a 14 years-old son with ADHD. When he gets home from school, they play off each other. That’s when the yelling starts. My daughter doesn’t listen, doesn’t want to follow directions, I have to lock her in her room
with a timer set for 5 minutes for her to get dressed. My husband is in complete denial. I am bipolar, ADHD, depressed, and medicated. My son is on lamictal and it wears off too early.
My daughter is the problem. What do I do? Who do I see? What kind of Dr. do I bring her to? School says she recognizes her words, but only when copying them, not trying on her own. Read the rest of this entry »
“When writing, I can’t seem to say what I’d like to…
…and when I go to my math class, when the TA [teaching assistant] is there, she explains all to me, but when she isn’t there, I don’t understand the teacher. Then I just start drawing and get told off. I learn well through colors, so what I tried to do is instead of writing with black ink I used coloring pens. It really works. But I get really stressed in my class when the girls [my classmates] shout and argue.” Read the rest of this entry »
I sincerely hope that the following entry will give some helpful pointers to people you know with a similar problem. Read the rest of this entry »
- If someone spells poorly. It’s easy to hide spelling mistakes in messy handwriting.
- If someone has letters moving in his/her head when s/he looks at the page. Movement makes handwriting indecipherable.
- If someone’s internal pictures fade away quickly. The fast fading of an internal picture will not enable the brain to notice the details in the picture and will cause a blur / mess in the mind – and handwriting.
- If someone believes that there’s something motorically wrong with their hand / arm. This belief will provide an excuse for poor handwriting as well as a barrier to the person’s motivation to attempt improving it.
- if someone is ungrounded.
Contact me for more NLP help with poor handwriting.