Dyslexia, it’s Causes and possible Manifestations, By Jim Ryan
I will be kind of brief.
My wife has a daughter. That daughter is right handed, naturally, from what I know. She married a left handed man. They had 3 children, 2 were girls and one was a boy. The father spent a whole lot more time teaching his son than he did his daughters from what I observed, in speach and action. This young man grew up as a left handed individual. He is the second oldest. The first child born was a girl, and she presents as a naturally right handed, individual, that is very coordinated, very strong, and very intelligent. She is an A student. This family started out in New York, so my wife and I, had little contact, until the family moved to Florida. Once settled here, they had a new baby girl, I call her shugie. She presented as being what we all consider as normal. We had fairly close contact with the family, from there on out, until the parents seperated. At that time, they came to live with us.
I took much time and pleasure, in teaching shugie about everything I could, in the best possible terms. At that time, she was just starting to read, write, and color. Coloring and many other things supplied by her loving grandmother, my wife.
At that time, I started to notice that when reaching for things, there seemed to be a slight hesitation in respect to which hand she should grasp an object. I also noticed that when she wrote some of her letters, they were written backward.
I also observed how shugie would write right handed, but she positioned the paper as a left handed person would. Since I observed these situations in their formative stages I decided not to make drastic changes and instead, I started to get her to learn to write with her left hand, and perform other things with her left hand, in an effort to help balance her body and mind conservatively. I carefully told her of some of the things I saw and why, so that she could understand what was probably caused by a right handed mother that loved her very much, teaching a naturally left handed child, without realizing her daughter was born right hemisphere dominate, or in other terms, left handed. When reffering to right hemisphere and left hemisphere, I am speaking of brain function. Right hemisphere dominance, usually manifests itself in left handed children, while left hemisphere dominance, manifests itself as right handed children.
In the vast majority taught, as we consider sound teaching, left handed children, tend to base their balance on the right side of their body, while right handed children tend to balance their body, on the left side.
The strongest power for the right handed individual, comes from the right side, as the left side stabilizes and retains posture, for the needed power to be supplied, to the extent the individual wishes. These same principles apply in kind to the opposing handed person.
Now, if someone were to teach a normally left handed child, without realizing that child was left handed, the teacher or parent, would be confusing normal body mechanics, and creating instibility in balance, form, and power, causing the child to be forever off balance, seemingly uncoordinated and a loss of physical strength as well.
Some of the consequences from this situation, will undoubtedly lead to differing emotional stresses thruout the childs lifetime, probably creating many physical, mental, and emotional stress, for their entire lifetime.
I once stumbled onto a person speaking on cluster headaches, and they said the medical community did not understand what was causing them. When considering what I believe, I think it possible that cluster headaches could bear a connection to dyslexia.
The study I would suggest to help prove, or disprove a link to cluster headaches and what I present on Dyslexia, is to question all the affected persons within those families, to see if there were both right and left handed lineages.
Right and left handed lineages may alternate with each new generation, or possibly skip several generations and then, suddenly appear.
This is a shortened and inadiquate version of how this should be written, but this is on the spur of the moment.
One of the first things to test for each child born, when they first start grasping, is to make special notice of which hand the child normally starts to grasp with and closely observe over time, if pursuit of their naturally dominate instints.
Only mothers will know if what I present below, with dyslexic children happened to them.
Boy Scout,–annonamous sends this within his email from the Dyslex association.
“Bunches of cells beneath the surface of the brain have been detected which lie on the surface in the brain of a non-dyslexic person. These groups of cells ought to have moved to the brain’s surface at the time when the brain was developing in the fetus, but failed to make the journey.”
Boy Scout,–At what time in the childrens lives are these tested for?
If tested after being taught to be opposing handed, the child may sleep on the oppossing natural side of the body.
Scientists may not have considered that since we have a favored side of the brain and body, we all may need to sleep on a certain side of the body more, so that those cells migrate properly.
Children taught to use the opposing side of the body may not sleep in the proper manner because of the confusion, causing these cells not to migrate in the more severe cases.
While mine is but thoery, it would be nice to see some testing done for them.
It is just possible, that if what I say is true above and we have that dominate side in sleep, it may be possible that in some cases, if the right handed mother sleeps on the opposing side as the fetus, it could possibly cause the mother a lot of restless nights due to the baby moving and kicking, while she tries to force herself to sleep on her natural side.
I would suggest if a mother has a lot of restless nites, that she switch her normal sleeping side, and see if that helps, if their is lefthandedness in the family, and vice versa.
It is possible that some mothers naturally sleep on their opposing side because the child is so restless and they figured it out all by themselves.
Mothers who are Dyslexic, may or may not tend to sleep on the right or wrong side, and if they have a baby, the confusion set up by the mothers own sleep may intensify within the next generation.
This is unlikely, but none of us really knows.
It would be nice to know if the cells spoken of can migrate partially, or wheather they always remain either fully under, or fully on top. Can these cells move to the edge?
Are these cells on opposing sides of the brain, in right and lefthanded children?
If so, it would make sense that like air bubbles trapped under a cup, if that cup is tilted in the correct manner, the air bubbles will rise to the top.
This is but theory.