Dyslexia and Education

“Dyslexic kids still have to navigate a school system that isn’t set up for neuro-diversity.”  (from Cat Rodie, Code Read Dyslexia Network)

Every year students diagnosed or suspected of having dyslexia enter a school system that is not set up to educate them. 

Worse yet, when the student does begin to fall behind, their educational time is wasted by giving them an “adequate amount of time” to see if they will “catch up” to their peers.  If not, different interventions are tried, each one coming with a period of time to see if the response to that intervention is positive.  If it isn’t, another intervention is tried and the circle keeps on going around and around, further wasting our students’ precious educational time allowing them to fall further and further behind their peers.

When researching dyslexia and how to help dyslexic students, it is disheartening to find that interventions are the prescribed methods of responding to affected students.  The interventions are research based, so there is a body of evidence that shows they are productive. 

However, there is also evidence that cognitive development (or brain training) can target the weak areas of the brain that most dyslexics have in common.  Not only can brain training target and strengthen the weak areas associated with dyslexia, this intervention has proven to be effective in about six months, depending on the severity. 

Imagine a day in your child’s life when they are able to keep up in the classroom at the same rate as their peers, when they feel as academically competent as their peers, when they can learn new information at the same rate as their peers, and they are successful in the classroom without needing any academic interventions. 

That day is here and the answer lies in cognitive development training.  See the research by Metro Learning Solution’s parent company, LearningRx, here.  Page 29 shows the results in our dyslexic clients.  

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