OVERCOMING DYSLEXIA WITH PNT
Physio-Neuro Therapy – A Permanent Solution
PNT has consistently proven to help children overcome their reading difficulties. Through the course of four separate studies, our program demonstrated significant results when treating the symptoms associated with dyslexia.
In as little as six months time, students using PNT experienced a rapid boost in academic progress, displaying two years progress in reading.
Additionally, the academic advancements experienced by students using PNT in a classroom setting were permanent! Students continued to display continual improvements, lasting well into their high school and college years. There is no better gift for a child than the ability to learn, excel in school, and enjoy life. PNT is a proven solution which provides permanent skills to help your child overcome their reading disability. Your child will reap the benefits of PNT long into their academic journey, and adulthood.
What You Need to Know
When children see an object, their brain identifies that object regardless of where they are or how the object is observed. For example, their brain can identify a chair no matter the size, shape, or where the chair is located. Similarly, when a child begins school, their brain will recognize letters and words as they learn to read. As a child continues to learn to read, their brain will also differentiate between characters that look very similar to one another, such as d’s and b’s, p’s and q’s, and words such as “mom”and “wow,”and “on”and “no”.
Research has shown that a child’s ability to learn directly correlates with their ability to distinguish specific symbols that look similar to one another. Directional distinction is the ability to correctly identify physical orientation, such as left from right, and up from down. To varying degrees, Dyslexia obstructs directional distinction. This most commonly presents itself in letter or word reversals, such as mistaking the letter ‘b’ for ‘d’ (or vice versa).
Reversing similar characters is very common with younger students. However, if the problem persists after second grade, there is a chance the child is experiencing dyslexia-like symptoms. Character reversals can be caused by a many factors. We’ve discovered that children with dyslexic-like symptoms generally experience two or three problems that are ultimately causing their underlying reading difficulties. More often than not, dyslexia is a symptom of their learning struggles and not the root of the problem.
What Causes Dyslexia?
The term dyslexia is so commonly used that it’s typically applied to diagnose any student suffering from persistent reading problems. While many parents hope a diagnosis of dyslexia will shed some light on why their child is struggling with reading and writing, the broad label of dyslexia offers little help to a struggling child or parent looking for help. So how can such a broad diagnosis be helpful when looking for a specific reading intervention or treatments for your individual child’s needs?
When a child can’t properly use the neurological processing skills associated with reading to produce the product of learning, they are often diagnosed with dyslexia. However, through our years of research and educating, we’ve found that each child’s condition is unique. At Learning Technics, we bypass the term ‘Dyslexia’ or ‘Dyslexic’ and focus on the underlying issue(s) causing each child’s reading disability. This allows us to look at every student from the perspective of their individual needs to create a customizable education plan that isolates, identifies and strengthens the underdeveloped processes causing their Dyslexic symptoms.
The Hidden Forces Within a Dyslexic’s Mind
The brain recognizes words as shapes. As we read, our mind remembers the individual shapes it has been exposed to. The brain also works to recognize the sound(s) associated with each letter and how these sounds work together to produce individual words, such as ‘cat’ or ‘hat’. To understand Dyslexia, you must first understand the mechanics of reading. Reading takes place in three distinct processes in a student’s brain: visual memory, auditory processing, and directionality.
Our research shows a child diagnosed with dyslexia will have problems with one or more of these processes. When a student has a problem with one or more of these processes, they will require more exposure to learn a word. For example, a typical reader will remember a word after seeing the word 5-6 times. A dyslexic child may need to see the word 45-50 before their brain recognizes it. Essentially, a child suffering from a reading disability will have to work twice as hard to gain only half of the results. But there is hope.
Our research shows the weaknesses associated with reading varies between children. Physio-Neuro Therapy (PNT) is designed to focus on strengthening the underlying weak processes causing the dyslexic symptoms. Through the use of step-by-step, neurological exercises, each weakness causing the dyslexic symptoms are addressed individually. As the plasticity of the brain is trained to overcome these weaknesses, the dyslexic symptoms begin to disappear.