20 Expert Quotes about Living with and Reversing Dyslexia, Part 2


I had so much fun collecting the expert quotes on dyslexia that I ended up with more than I needed for one blog post. Please enjoy this next batch of quotations from experts. Some of these I keep in mind when I’m working with children with dyslexia. Others inspire me to continue my work to reverse dyslexia.

I hope you enjoy these quotes, whether they are positive and upbeat, or a bit on the sad or negative side. Many children with dyslexia experience both emotional extremes in the span of a few minutes. And some experts are a bit frustrated with the current ways we treat dyslexia, as you will see below.

Please let me know if you enjoy these tidbits of wisdom and knowledge.

“In the hundred years, in spite of arguing, researching, trying various admittedly superficial attempts with reading problems, there is little evidence of any significant improvement.”
~David Bolton, learning activist and co-producer of the social education project, Children of the Code

“Both the Western allopathic medical model and the education model are steeped in tradition and are conservative in nature. Both tend to be slow to embrace change. Established ways of thinking and operating have to be politically correct, and the new ideas must be proven repeatedly over a long period before they are allowed to be voiced, much less accepted. Both are funded with large sums of money.”
~Dr. Phyllis Books, creator of Books Neural Therapy™ and author of the book Reversing Dyslexia: Improving Learning & Behavior Without DrugsRD book fo rnewsletter

“Electronic media are extensions of our nervous systems: the telegraph, radio, and telephone extend the range of the human ear, the television camera extends the eye and sight, the computer extends the processing capacities of our central nervous system.”
~Norman Doidge, The Brain That Changes Itself

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.”
~Mother Teresa

“You can’t reproduce a sound you don’t hear.”
~Dr. Alfred Tomatis, creator of the Tomatis Method of naturally treating dyslexia

“Physical activity is crucial to the way we think and feel. Exercise cues the building blocks of learning in the brain. It affects mood, anxiety and attention; it guards against stress and reverses some of the effects of aging.”
~John Ratey, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

“When children play, they exercise their senses, their intellect, their emotions, and their imagination—keenly and energetically. To play is to explore, to discover, and to experiment. Playing helps children develop ideas and gain experience. It gives them a wealth of knowledge and information about the world in which they live, and about themselves. So to play is also to learn. Play is fun for children. But it’s much more than that–it’s good for them, and it’s necessary. Play gives children the opportunity to develop and use the many talents they were born with.”
~Instruction sheet in Legos® 1985

“If we do not sense our connection with all things, then it is easier to destroy or ignore these things. Human beings are naturally cooperative and loving. We enjoy working together. However, without fully integrated brains, we cannot know about ourselves.”
~Dr. Peter Levine, Waking the Tiger

“When children all over the world were asked about the most important ingredient for their well-being, they overwhelmingly named their families.”
~Jane Healy, Different Learners: Identifying, Preventing and Treating Your Child’s Learning Problems

“Eating sugar is harming your child’s health in every way. Too much sugar is a poison to the system, and it is added to almost everything you eat, whether you taste the sweetness or not. If you make no other changes in your children’s lives, wean them off sugar and watch how they improve.”
~Dr. Phyllis Books, creator of Books Neural Therapy™ and author of the book Reversing Dyslexia: Improving Learning & Behavior Without Drugs


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