To Learn Or Not To Learn? The New Tricks Children Use to Get By
[Ed. note: There are many of us here at-be-youdot over just how big of a deal dyslexia is, I understand why many of us here at-be-youdot want to make people even more aware of it. That is not to say the facts and figures haven’t been enough on their own to make one realize that getting dyslexia help is one of the greatest opportunities in your child’s life, no matter what age they’re in, they have the potential to succeed in so many ways if they have the proper tools for success. The key is for you to help your child understand the overwhelming science behind dyslexia and the learning process…]
I won’t sugar coat it. Learning to read is one of the greatest learning experiences, the most difficult, but also the most rewarding. It is the one thing that gets you all through the day. So please allow me to explain my perspective on how it works, and how to help your children get read to succeed…
Reading depends on the brain cells working with each other in the proper way. Each child will respond to the environment to help them in their reading process. We’ve been given the impression that we are born with the reading brain, but that is not necessarily true. Different brain cells respond in different ways to different stimuli. Each child will have a different way they respond to different stimuli, so how the child reads depends on how the child responds to their environment.
The more intense the stimuli, the stronger the connections. So when you read a book with lots of rich colors, lots of sound, and huge text, the child may not need to read as quickly in order to remember the words. In order to do so, they have to pull information from other areas of the brain that they don’t ordinarily use. Instead of ignoring everything and reading by memory, they pull out this other brain area of their memory bank, but they’re not using the sensory information from the reading environment. There’s brain tissue on the brain that normally stimulates this brain area.
I’ve had experience in raising a child with a learning disability, and it’s so important to help your child grasp the fact that “reading” is about the brain, not about learning the right way or learning to read. Teach your child to be able to recognize the environment as being full of sensory information, then encourage them to respond to the environment using this sensory information. If their brain doesn’t work with this information, the child will not be able to do well in reading.
[By Holly Korbey, RN, ND, CEO, Best Beginnings at West Seneca]
West Seneca, NY – West Seneca has had a vested interest in the health and well-being of children for over 90 years. In the early 80’s, it made the decision to take care of their local children, to provide an outlet for parents to have access to care for their children free of charge. This vision has impacted generations of families. Best Beginnings has strived to maintain that vision and remains steadfast to making our family and community feel as though they are an integral part of our family.
These communities are here to create solutions for the problems facing our community, while caring for our children to make our community an even better place for all of us to live. Like other families throughout our community, we are inspired by the generations of parents who came before us and provided safe learning environments for their children.
At Best Beginnings, we have utilized a variety of therapies and know all too well what it takes to help children and families. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you so we can share information about our services and the community resources available. Best Beginnings is dedicated to providing quality care for children and families for their entire child’s life and will continue to pursue all opportunities to serve the need in our community.