Brain Plasticity iswhen your brain is always trying to rewire itself. This is why Dyslexia can be helped and learning improved. Rewiring is done to block memories or perhaps improve memories, sometimes, to recall and sometimes to repair gaps in the brain. When the brain is damaged after trauma or a stroke, new pathways need to be created. Often, simple things, such as walking or talking need to be re-learned, so, the brain creates a new pathway. The brain if needed will rewire itself. This pliable quality is why it’s called Brain Plasticity.
The brain is ever changing and ever learning. Practice and repetition reinforce these pathways within the brain. When a channel in the brain becomes blocked, it will look for another pathway. If needed it creates a new channel or pathway. Sometimes, these pathways will be to conduct, store or recall information. (see more Journal of Neuroscience)
Walking everyday in the same direction would create a solid pathway. This pathway becomes less populated with other things and makes it easier for you to walk that same path again tomorrow and again the next day. Repetition and practice will always make a difference. By making a well worn area by doing something over and over and over it leaves a solid pathway. Nothing else is likely to grow on this path. It is just like the corridors of a library with books at the ready all the way down every corridor. If you can’t reach the book you want from one direction, you can walk to the next corridor to get the book.
Brain plasticity is the elastic ability of the brain to change, adapt and use what it has available to accomplish it’s task. So armed with the right equipment the brain can find another way when required. Our New Brain Learning program uses alternative, drugless techniques to improve the pathways within the brain. Dyslexia can be helped and learning improved by building new connections.
Dyslexia can be helped and learning improved. Dyslexia creates other emotional issues. I was working with a 7 year old child recently who, since returning to school has become angry, in turn she was frustrated and exhausted. When asked, She did NOT know the reason for being so angry. Her mother had rung regarding a rash which she had developed. I suggested it was liver related which in turn meant it was anger related. Her Mother agreed, once I explained the two are closely related. The the mother explained her daughter had been very weary and because of this her mother thought it was because she did not want to go back to school. We made appointment for a video consult.
To begin, we did some basic work on this child client. Then to take away the base anger, we did some release work. After that, I asked for the first thought that comes to her regarding her anger. She said it was silly and impossible! I told her, no matter how small, I just wanted to know.
I encouraged this junior client to give her answer as nothing is ever too small to deal with on the way to the big picture.
Finally the answer was forthcoming, her thought was regarding a game she and her friends play at school. Apparently, although she enjoyed the game, she resented her position in the game. To begin with, my young client was right, it was a trivial thing. None the less, we worked on this “impossible” simple issue! Because Dyslexia can be helped and learning improved. (Always, eliminate the easy stuff firstly, just to get it out of the way. so we could move on to the big picture.) The next thing was also related to her friends this game. Hence, we worked on that also, to get it out of the way as well.
I asked her again about her thoughts about her anger and waited for a response. A big smile grew on her face. I asked her again about her thoughts. She said “I haven’t got any”. She got up and went off to play. Her mother and I were amazed.
MORAL OF THE STORY:
Never discount children’s feelings about anything. Their emotions are real and can cause life long issues if not resolved. I have worked with adults, that have had major issues related to small things in their childhood. Then once these incidents were tracked down and released, the clients lives changed for the better. But those stories are for another time.