Updated: Oct 21
Exploring the Neurological Basis of "Dyslexia" and Full-Field Vision Learning™
Dyslexia, which I have more appropriately named "Full-Field Vision" is a complex neurological wiring of the brain that affects the way children process written language and Understanding the science behind this amazing brain construction and the innovative Full-Field Vision Learning method is crucial for parents and educators seeking to support full-field vision learners. In this blog post, we'll delve into science behind our approach and explain how Full-Field Vision Learning addresses the unique learning needs of students with full-field vision.
What is "Dyslexia?"
Dyslexia is NOT a disability. Rather, dyslexia is a language-based learning difference that affects the way a person processes information. It is not related to intelligence; in fact, students labeled as "dyslexic" often have above-average cognitive abilities.
The Neurological Basis
Research has shown that full-field vision is associated with differences in brain structure and function. Studies using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have found that "dyslexic" individuals exhibit reduced activation in certain brain regions associated with reading, such as the left occipitotemporal cortex. These differences in brain activation can contribute to difficulties with phonological processing, which is critical for reading and language development.
Full-Field Vision Learning™: Addressing Students' Unique Learning Needs
Full-Field Vision Learning™ is an innovative educational approach specifically designed to support dyslexic children by addressing their unique learning needs. This method focuses on nurturing the innate strengths of full-field vision learners while providing them with effective strategies to overcome their reading difficulties. Some key aspects of Full-Field Vision Learning™ that align with the neurological basis of brain function include:
Emphasizing visual-spatial skills: Many individuals with full-field vision have strong visual-spatial abilities. In other words, these students often "think in pictures" rather than thinking in words. Full-Field Vision Learning™ leverages this strength by incorporating visual aids and strategies into the learning process.
Utilizing multisensory teaching techniques: Full-field vision learners often benefit from multisensory instruction that engages different senses and learning modalities. Full-Field Vision Learning encourages the use of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic teaching techniques to enhance learning.
Fostering a supportive learning environment: Because they represent only about 20% of the population, children with full-field vision can face challenges with self-esteem and motivation due to their difficulties in reading. Full-Field Vision Learning™ emphasizes the importance of a nurturing and positive learning environment that builds self-confidence and encourages perseverance.
Providing tailored strategies for reading success: Full-Field Vision Learning offers customized strategies that help children with full-field vision develop phonemic awareness, decoding skills, fluency, and comprehension, which are critical for reading success.
Empowering "Dyslexic" Children Through Full-Field Vision Learning
Understanding the neurological basis of the brain wiring commonly associated with "dyslexia" and the principles of Full-Field Vision Learning™ is essential for parents and educators seeking to support for their full-field vision learners. By implementing this innovative approach, we can help these talented children overcome their challenges and achieve academic success. Embrace Full-Field Vision Learning™ and unlock the incredible potential of your children, empowering them to thrive in their educational journey and beyond.