What is a Learning Difference? Who Might Benefit from Books Neural Therapy?

Clues that you, or someone you may know or love, might have a learning difference:

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  • Difficulty with reading, writing or math
  • Delayed auditory Response (frequently asks to repeat a word or phrase)
  • Poor sense of direction (confuses right and left)
  • Inability to concentrate when studying or playing
  • Poor motor skills (clumsy/accident prone)
  • Lack of focus; daydreams a lot
  • Inability to comprehend and retain reading material
  • Problems carrying out multiple instructions
  • Eye-hand coordination problems (handwriting, depth perception, etc.)
  • Confuses or reverses instructions
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Low self-esteem and distorted self-image.

A learning difference can manifest itself in various ways, often escaping detection because of the variety of symptoms. It can account for a bright child or adult not performing as well as expected. Although BNT is known for its success with learning and behavior issues, the truth is many chronic health issues deserve this thorough and holistic approach. 

Dyslexia Symptoms
Children younger than five years old:

  • Developmental delays such as walking or talking late, or difficulty with fine motor skills. May be clumsy, even in familiar surroundings.
  • Reluctance when speaking, or perhaps continuing baby talk longer than age two or three.
  • Trouble telling a story familiar to him or her, often looking to an adult for help in finding the right word.
  • Slow to pick up new concepts or ideas, such as learning numbers or colors.
  • Confusion or difficulty recalling something he or she has just learned.

Children in elementary school:

  • Difficulty remember simples sequencing, as days of the week, counting to 20
  • Difficulty understanding rhyming words
  • Difficulty clapping hands to beat of music
  • Difficulty making and keeping friends
  • Difficulty sitting still
  • Difficulty understanding right-left, up-down, front-back?
  • Difficulty remembering spoken instructions
  • Difficulty with sounding out words
  • Children in junior high and high school:
  • Hard to stay on topic and getting to the point
  • Difficulty understanding instruction/directions
  • Reading aloud without substituting/skippingover words
  • Doesn’t read for pleasure
  • Hard to prepare an outline for written work
  • Hard to develop ideas in written work


  • May hide reading problems or have others do their reading
  • May ask others to help with spelling
  • Avoids writing and reading
  • Often have great “people skills”
  • May be great at spatial relationships and seeing solutions “Outside the box”
  • Unless wildly successful, often working at a “lesser” job because the reading/following instruction isssues interfere with job performance
ADHD in children younger than five years old:

  • ADHD can be diagnosed by the age of four
  • Harder to sit still than other children the same age
  • Blurt out answers
  • Hard to settle down for naps, meal times, bedtime
  • On the go all the time

ADHD in children in elementary school

  • Are in constant motion
  • Daydream a lot
  • Squirm and fidget
  • Talk excessively
  • Easily distracted
  • Don’t finish tasks at home
  • Forget to turn in homework
  • Lose homework
  • Trouble playing quietly

ADHD in junior high and high school

  • Easily distracted
  • Irritability
  • Poor concentration
  • Forget to do or turn in assignments
  • Easily bored in class
  • Rush through assignments
  • Tough to sit still
  • Daydream or tune out a lot
  • Hard to stay motivated unless immediate rewards
  • Report card reflect poor focus, lack of effort or underachievement
  • Teens with ADHD are twice as likely to have car accidents than non-ADHD teens
  • Teens with ADHD are twice as likely to have abused alochol and three times as likely to abuse drugs other an marijuana than non ADHD teens (from Web MD)

ADHD in Adults

  • Chronic boredom
  • Chronic lateness and forgetfulness
  • Difficulty concentrating when reading
  • Difficulty controlling anger
  • Employment problems
  • Impulsiveness
  • Low frustration tolerance
  • Low self-esteem
  • Poor organization skills
  • Procrastination
  • Relationship issues
No “official” diagnosis

  • Sense that something is “off” but not sure what or where
  • Takes a lot of effort to look like everyone else
  • Energy levels inconsistent
  • Occasional glimpses of a healthier, happier, more productive you waiting to come forth
  • Taking the “easy” track in school or in life even though you know you are capable of more
  • Fit some of the symptoms of various learning/behavior/neurological or performance profiles…but not enough to be sure.

What other areas of life can Books Neural Therapy help?

  • Depression and Life Changes
  • Taking charge of your thoughts and directing your life
  • Chronic pain
  • Accessing your highest self everyday in every way!