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Folk Dancing is Therapeutic

Folk Dancing is Therapeutic
In junior high school, on rainy days,  we had co-ed dancing in the gym.  Sometimes this was line dancing or square dancing.  Listening to instructions or the “caller” while staying in step with the music and circling in a “grand right and left” was great multi-sensory activity. Integrating listening, movement, touch, [...]

Karaoke and Interactive Media

Karaoke and Interactive Media
Learning to enjoy singing led to the problem of memorizing the words.  Videodisc and CD+G made synchronizing lyrics possible.  Synchronizing the sound with the visual was the early part of my entrepreneuial career.  When I learned that “Dragon Lair” game was run from a computer driving the playback of the video, I knew that inter [...]

Can word usage rules be any harder?

Can word usage rules be any harder?
If you want to be perfectly accurate, listening and memorizing how to say words isn’t enough.  Because often what people say isn’t always accurate.  Sometimes non-dyslexic learn from hearing what is popularly spoken whether it is right or wrong.   Trained dyslexics learn rules to speak more correctly because they can’t just [...]

Music Improves Listening

Music Improves Listening
I Like Music All kids like music.  Music not only make learning words and sound fun, it actually helps with the memorizing the order of words when there is the sequence of a melody and rhyming.  Music often is associated with a mood, an emotion.  The association of an event with an emotion helps my memorization.   I never could learn more tha [...]

Hearing but not listening

Hearing but not listening
Hearing is simply the act of perceiving sound by the ear. If you are not hearing-impaired, hearing simply happens. Listening, however, is something you consciously choose to do. Listening requires concentration so that your brain processes meaning from words and sentences. Listening leads to learning. As a child In kindergarten and first grad [...]

Multiple Labels by Multiple Authorit...

Multiple Labels by Multiple  Authorities
There are many different views, categories, and experts speaking-out about Dyslexia.  There are different theories and opinions from educators, psychologist, geneticists, and special type of scientists called neurologists. The classification buckets are different depending upon the expert’s purpose and perspective. Educators want to mak [...]

Dyslexia Not As Bad As Being A Werewo...

Recently, I had a revealing conversation with my 35 year old son since he is now investigating his own dyslexia and how it has affected his whole learning experience and some of his world views.  He talked about 3D processing verses 1D or linear processors.  We talked about genetics and I shared with him my new passion to share what I’m [...]

Utopia or Dystopia

Utopia or Dystopia
Why are there so many books and movies about overcoming the post apocalyptic world order?  There’s the “Hunger Games” and  the “Divergent” series.  I’ve got two kids reading the quartet that starts with “The Giver”.  It’s seems like the future leaders are going to want to fit people into 4 [...]

Time to Get Started

Time to Get Started
I have had the “Gordon’s Mind” domain for a couple of months and have been planning and working on the implementation of the purpose, look, and feel. Ever since I realized that I had the audio processing side of dyslexia a few years ago, I have had a burning desire to share what I’ve learned about myself and my conditi [...]