Dyspraxia “Motor Learning Disability”
Symptoms: Lack of fluency in physical and mental activities
Physical Motor Match: Ability to match physical movements with an auditory cue
Mental Motor Match: Ability to respond on cue within an appropriate time frame
People who suffer from a motor learning disability find movement and coordination problematic. It is a condition frequently accompanied by language problems, and even challenges with perception and thought. While dyspraxia does not affect intelligence, it can make learning difficult – especially for children.
This underdevelopment in the organization of movement hinders the brain’s ability to wholly transmit neural messages. All involved parts of the brain do not coordinate to efficiently process information. The result can be choppy reading, misread words, or difficulty handling silverware and playing catch.
Learning Technics has specially developed exercises that will strengthen brain connections, allowing greater coordination.
24 Hour Memory “Cross Patterning”
Symptoms: Poor comprehension and/or decoding skills; difficulty remembering concepts from day to day
Physical Cross Patterning: Coordinating movements that cross body midlines or use both sides of the body simultaneously
Mental Cross Patterning: Cross braining to identify attributes and define critical elements
Ever heard the terms “left-brained” and “right-brained”? No matter which is your dominant side, it is important that the left and right lobes communicate with each other in order to remember information. To remember, we call up an image. Image recall is done on the sub-dominant side of the brain. To use the data remembered, we convert it into language to communicate it to others or to use it internally for thinking. This is done primarily on the dominant side of the brain. The total process requires the two halves of the brain to go into a pattern of complex cross hemisphere communication. If adequate cross-brain circuitry for this was not developed, memory, or short-term recall, will be limited and inconsistent.
The corpus callosum connects the brain’s right and left hemispheres. When we read, the left brain decodes words, while the right brain puts these words together into a complete thought or mental picture to help us comprehend what we read. A student with poor cross patterning may be able to decode words, but not comprehend the meaning or vice versa. Students with poor cross patterning commonly have poor short-term memory since information is stored in different parts of the brain, and must be merged for recall.
Our tried-and-true methods strengthen the connection between the brain’s hemispheres, thus increasing memory retention.