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Why is Dyslexia So Misunderstood? Part One

“It [dyslexia] is the most misunderstood of all disorders because it is incorrectly perceived as a reading problem owing to mental reversal or transposition of letters.” ~Robert Melillo, fellow Doctor of Chiropractic and teacher of Childhood Development Disorders classes for the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation. Not only do I agree with Dr. Melillo’s assessment, but I also believe that dyslexia is also the most mismanaged disorder! The way we as a society typically approach it is bumbling and fumbling, and we truly do a disservice to adults and children with dyslexia. Maryann Wolf, professor at Tufts University


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


20 Expert Quotes about Living with and Reversing Dyslexia, Part 1

I love reading what other experts have to say about dyslexia, and I thought you might find their views interesting and inspiring. While not all these experts believe in reversing dyslexia, they share some fascinating insights into it that are sure to help your child with dyslexia. Some of the quotes are positive and uplifting, while others showcase the sadness and despair that many children with dyslexia experience. But all are very, very real. Here are the first ten quotes, with the second ten to follow next week. “It [dyslexia] is the most misunderstood of all disorders because it is incorrectly


Don’t Buy Into These 3 Myths about Healthy Eating

Good nutrition and healthy eating are such vital parts of reversing dyslexia that we could write endlessly about them. When your child’s body is nourished correctly, he has the building blocks for treating dyslexia naturally. When you eat right, you have the stamina necessary to help your child through treatment. Nutrition is a controversial subject, even among medical professionals. Much of the conventional wisdom you hear isn’t correct or helpful. Because of conflicting information, myths and half-truths about healthy eating abound. Let’s dispel some of those incorrect beliefs. A calorie is a calorie is a calorie. The macronutrients are fats,


Books Neural Therapy Improves Reading and Math Skills in Mere Weeks

Taken from Chapter 6 of House of Miracles by Bernice Capelle Dotz Ever seen students improve academic skills enough to advance three full grade levels and show significant improvement on standardized tests like the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency? And this miracle took place after just a few weeks of Books Neural Therapy™? It has happened! In 2001 in California, twenty-four students ages 7-20 were selected at random to participate in a study of Books Neural Therapy™, a non-drug intervention to improve academic skills and social behavior. This neural therapy is a neurologically based, hands-on repatterning technique to improve brain


The Absolute Miracle for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities

Taken from Chapter 5, House of Miracles by Bernice Dotz I’ve seen miracles happen in my own house for many children and adults with learning disabilities. One of the definitions the Oxford Dictionary gives for miracle is “a highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment that brings very welcome consequences”. This description led me to call my house the “House of Miracles”. Dozens and dozens of extraordinary accomplishments took place in my home at the hands of Dr. Phyllis Books and her neural therapy treatment. For more than fifty years as a former teacher, I wondered why some children


Have You or Someone You Know Attempted Suicide? Part 1

Taken from Chapter 16, “House of Miracles” by Bernice Dotz “I attempted suicide five times. I tried slashing my wrists and taking ant poison.” Dr. Books called me one day to tell me about Dennis, a patient who needed help. We decided he would stay with me and she would come out to treat him because he couldn’t drive. When Dennis got off the bus, I brought him home and made him comfortable in his room. Then I asked him to fill in the application form that Dr. Books asks of all of her clients. He was able to fill


Did You Know There Are Effective Treatments for ADD, Developmental Delays, and Learning Disabilities?

Taken from Chapter 15, House of Miracles by Bernice Dotz Martin was awkward, moved in an ungraceful fashion, and walked with an unbalanced gait because the neurological pathways from his brain to his muscles were not coordinated or developed. He and his family were told he had ADD, learning disabilities, and developmental delays. He learned to ride a bike when he was six, so his balance was good then. Subsequent falls on his head and tailbone knocked him out of alignment, affecting his balance. At eight, Martin had an EEG and an EKG, which showed electrical and conductive problems. He