Dyslexia is a term used to cover reading and writing problems. However, not all reading and writing problems are the same. I shall explain more about this later.
When someone is labelled as Dyslexic this can conjure up all sorts of feelings. For some it is a relief that there is a reason for their struggles, for others it can result in a lack of confidence and concerns over their future. They may believe they are less capable than others.
Most of us know someone who is dyslexic. What if there was a reason for those difficulties? Even better what something could be done to address it?
You may have noticed some of the following difficulties or behaviour with your child without realising that may be related to an undeveloped motor skill or a postural imbalance which can be corrected using some simple techniques.
- Propping their head up, usually by leaning it on their hand when writing.
- Poor hand-eye co-ordination
- Poor handwriting
- Difficulty concentrating
- Gets tired easily when reading
- Unusual pen or pencil grip
- Appears clumsy – drops objects
- Poor posture
- Leans over when writing
- Slumps when sits
Infant reflexes are important in terms of childhood development and yet there are many reasons why these reflexes do not become integrated. Integration of these reflexes provides the foundations required to communicate. This remains an area unrecognised by conventional practices and therefore not addressed.
The usual remedy when working with children on these problems is to use intense reading and writing practice, which can be stressful for the children and result in them hating reading and writing even more than they did before. In extreme cases it can result in an intense fear of anything reading or writing related as they fall into the fight or flight response and even panic attacks.
At Hypnotherapy & Holistic Health, I work with children and adults to establish the relevant connections required, establishing the necessary motor skills and postural balances, as well as visual and auditory processing.
It can be quite a revolution for many to realise that there is great potential to overcome these issues (and many other issues) by addressing these.
As Guernsey’s first and currently only Rhythmic Movement Training Consultant, I guide you and your child to making the changes. Along with the benefits of improved reading and writing skills, it is common to experience other benefits from this work. There is no age limit to using helping with these issues therefore if you are an adult with reading and writing (or other issue) please get in touch.
ANN BOWDITCH is a member and trainer registered on the General Hypnotherapy Register. She is also a practitioner of a number of therapies including EFT, EmoTrance, META Health, NES Health, Matrix Reimprinting, Colour Mirrors. Ann is also an RMTi Consultant working with adults and children to help with development and many issues. She uses her skills to help people overcome many issues including health, stress, weight loss, cravings, addictions, anxiety, depression, insomnia, bullying, behavioural issues, social and confidence issues. Ann works in a unique way often by combining therapies tailoring sessions specifically for the individual.
If you wish to find out how Ann can help you please contact her here.
Ann Bowditch GQHP, GHR Reg., META-P
Dip (Hyp) Hypnotherapy
EFT (AAMET Certified) & Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner
Meta-Health & Colour Mirrors Practitioner
NES Health Practitioner
PSTEC Level 1-A (Advanced PSTEC)
Tel: 07781 111186
Ann Bowditch is a Member & Trainer registered on the General Hypnotherapy Register