Dyslexia Detective Home Scanning
First slow down, breathe and get centered. Adjust your vision by noticing the difference between looking through “softened” eyes or worried, stressed out eyes. Remember your child’s innate wholeness as you feel in your heart your hope for their highest good.
Once you are mentally “dialed in” after taking time to get centered, the next step is called Scanning. This is the process of literally looking over your child’s physical body and discovering where there are “asymmetries” – that is, where the body is out of sync or misaligned.
For example, once you’re centered and you know what to look for (I’m going to show you momentarily), you may notice one shoulder higher than the other, or hips that are not on the same plane, or a scoliosis of the spine. There are several things to look for.
Scanning is important – especially at the very beginning of the process – for 2 reasons:
1) Scanning gives you a benchmark for progression. In fact, I’m going to recommend you take several pictures of your child from various angles (more instruction on this shortly); you’ll be amazed at the progress made in your child’s physical appearance once they have been treated with the Dyslexia Reversal System.
2) Scanning is also important because it helps you, as the parent, to realize what kind of physical obstacles your child may be dealing with. These physical asymmetries are not part of most education assessments, but they influence how well your child can perform.
There are 10 core areas to scan before beginning technique on your child. They are listed below along with what to look for during the scanning process:
Stand behind your child or client and watch him walk down the hall (or any short distance). Then have him turn around and walk back towards you. Here’s what to notice:
- Does one arm swing more than the other?
- Does one elbow look closer to the body than the other?
- Does one leg seem to do more of the work…and the other leg tags along or drags along?
- Is the gait uneven and smooth (like an Olympic runner who glides effortlessly) or clumsy and awkward or lumbering or just a “hitch in his gitalong“
Ask your child to face a door or wall. Stand behind him. Are the shoulders even? Or is one sloped down, like a ski slope and the other goes straight across, like a straight road?
If necessary, pull the hair away from your child’s ears so you can see them easily. Stand back far enough to notice if one ear appears higher than the other.
4) Arm Length
Does one arm hang lower than the other? Do they appear the same length?
Look at your child’s two eyes and the eye sockets. Does one eye appear receded and a bit smaller? Do the eyes appear wet and shiny or dull and lackluster? is one eye shiner than the other? Are the eyebrows even or is one higher than the other?
Have your client open his mouth wide. Do the lips form a perfect “O” or does the mouth look a little like a tire that is “out of round” or oblong? Can you see all the teeth or are some almost hiding behind the lips or not as prominent in certain areas?
7) Skin Tone
Is the skin “alive” looking or pasty? Gray? Is it pink and glowing?
If your child is wearing a belt, look to see if the belt is “even.” Notice the top of the pants around the waistline. Does one hip look lower than the other? Is it rotated just a little?
Are both feet even and straight? Does one foot splay out more than the other, “pidgeon toed” (notice this while walking also)? You can also check the bottom of the shoes to see if the heels and sides of the shoes show uneven wear.
If possible, ask your child to remove his/her shirt. Does the spine look absolutely straight? Have them bend forward at the waist as if they were taking a deep bow. Look at the spine again. Is there any curve anywhere along the spine? (Sometimes, it’s easier to see when your child is bending over.)
Now that you know what to look for, go through the 10 areas and perform a scan on your friends. Then scan your child. I recommend actually writing down what you see as well as taking pictures.
Here are the picture angles you want to shoot:
Have your child or client stand in front of a door or wall – preferably in a swim suit so you can see the spine and body contours. You’ll be taking 5 shots:
1) Full body – front view
2) Full body – side view
3) Full body – rear view
4) Face only
5) Face shot with mouth open wide
If possible, it’s a good idea to shoot a short video watching your client walk towards you and away from you also.
Getting the child’s body back in sync physically is fundamental to the overall process of reversing dyslexia or any other challenges resulting from neurological interruptions. Take a look at the side -by -side pictures above. The pictures are marked as “before” and “after”; as you make progress getting your child’s body physically back in sync, you’ll notice them improve overall at a faster pace.
SCANNING – Summary
1. Child standing and coming towards you, observe:
Gait – Shoulders – Arms – Symmetry – Fluidity – Color – Skin Tone – Eyes
2. Sitting (practitioner stands behind client)
a) Visual: Shoulders even – Ears even
b) Quick palpitation
Visual: Leg Length – Hip elevated – Shoulder elevated – Muscle Tight? – Flaccid? Where?
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Enjoy this journey with your child.
May we see with new eyes the innocence and beauty all around and within us.