Comparatively little is known about the unique learning style of the dyslexic, and yet it is accepted that one-in-ten individuals prefer this visual-spatial learning style.
Many dyslexics suffer from low self-esteem - an ingrained belief, confirmed on a daily basis, that they are stupid, slow, and a burden to themselves, their families, and society.
A change in perception is needed so that these very able individuals can take their rightful places in our communities. This can be achieved via Outreach, a Learning Centre, Preventative Measures, and financial support.
Our methods are based on the premise that two types of thinkers exist: those who think in 'words' and those who think in 'pictures'. Since almost all learning environments are geared exclusively to 'word' (sound based, linear sequential) thinkers, the 'picture'(visual based, spatial kinesthetic) thinkers are left to struggle through as best they can. As a consequence it is these diverse, and frequently talented, visual-spatial learners that often end up being labeled 'learning disabled'.
The individual is not 'learning disabled'. It is the lack of awareness and understanding of a diverse learning style that disables their learning.
Our Society addresses the cause, not the symptoms of dyslexia - the 'whole' picture, rather than part of it - and that's what makes us unique and different from other established methods.
"Statistically, more American children suffer long-term life-harm from the process of learning to read than from parental abuse, accidents, and all other childhood diseases and disorders combined."
"We need to reconceptualize what it means to learn to read and who's responsible for its success of we're going to deal with problem."
Dr. Grover Whitehurst
Director Institute of Education Sciences,
Asst Sec of Education, US Dept of Education
Children of the Code Interview 9.10.03
- An equal opportunity for every child that enters an education system.
- Individuals who have the tools, the firm foundations, the control and responsibility for their own learning style.
- Individuals who have the opportunity to maintain their self-esteem, and self-worth, enabling them to fulfill their full potential.