Dyslexia & Pathways in the Brain
January 24, 2012
The first short video provides some insight into current research on neural pathways in individuals affected by dyslexia.
The second video focuses on brain mapping and promising findings about the effects of multi-sensory phonics-based instruction on neural pathways. MRI studies show that the type of instruction we provide using Orton-Gillingham methods and Wilson materials can create new pathways in the brain and activate the left posterior sections of the brain responsible for rapid decoding and automatic word recognition.
It takes time and patience, but most of our students show improvement within a few months, and nearly all show improvement within a year. Perhaps most crucial for adult learners is the realization that they can learn how to read. That moment of realization changes lives.
The following video focuses on children, but the ideas hold true for adults as well. The process of creating new pathways may take longer for some adults, but it still happens…