DSM: Re: dyslexia

From: Ann Ide (ann.ide@rcn.com)
Date: Tue Jan 29 2002 - 15:36:43 EST


Yeah, sounds about right to me. Poor Kenny's pathways seemed to be
re-routed into a traffic jam. He needed sensory integration work, too.
Now,however, he is so settled. Things seem to have worked out somehow.
Thanks,
Ann
----- Original Message -----
From: "morticia crone" <medea9mac@surfeu.de>
To: <discuss-sudbury-model@sudval.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 2:12 AM
Subject: DSM: dyslexia

> hi ann,
> this is just in support of what your doctor told you - it's a clip from a
> post i sent elsewhere and i thought some might find it interesting.
>
> i cannot recommend this book enough: Your Child's Growing Mind - A
Practical
> Guide To Brain Development And Learning From Birth To Adolescence by Jane
M.
> Healy, Ph.D.
>
> first, i am a lay person when it comes to this sort of thing,
> but: i point it out here because it is rather clear actually (demonstrated
> in the above mentioned book) that pushing a child to learn something
before
> the neuropathways specific to that type of learning are ready, and before
a
> sufficient amount of myelination has occured can allow the learning to
take
> place, yes, (coerced learning), but those pathways become unavailable for
> the learning they were meant to support, and in effect, the subsequent and
> concurrent learning has to be re-routed. letting the learning take place
> however at the child's request is a sure-fire way to be certain the child
is
> emotionally, mentally and physically ready for that learning.
>
> cheers,
> ~morticia~
>
>
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