In my journey of teaching Special Education as a private Educational Therapist, I discovered a teaching strategy that was designed to help students read at a faster pace. I proved this in my doctoral research, which was the basis of my book, A Message of Hope, How Music Enhances Reading for Dyslexic Students. Is making 1-3 year gains in 6 or 12 weeks really possible? You bet! And I’ll tell you how.
My research of conducting a 12-week after school intervention 5 days a week, students’ scores increased significantly! Students entered the intervention at the 10-20% reading level. Those without the music achieved the 40% range. Those who listened to music outlined in the program reached 60% range in reading fluency and vocabulary development!
In the past students listened to music and phonics using two CDs, and now classical music and the spelling exercises are available on my new app! Students listen to music in their left ear, via an air pod which crosses over to the right angular gyrus. And the spelling sentences are played via an air pod in the right ear, which crosses over to the left angular gyrus. The top central part of the brain, the corpus callosum, is bypassed (the lazy referee) enabling the language center (the left angular gyrus) to be retrained in an expedient fashion. This is cutting edge! It is not even looked at by the schools because it is a secret of this educational therapist (like myself) and its creator, Dorothy van den Honert.
I offer to conduct Training Seminars for homeschool parents, tutors, and college interns with this unique approach called “enhanced lateralization.” I present this technique, used over 40 years in Massachusetts. My research replicated the study done by Dorothy van den Honert in 1990 called Project Read, where students were making 3 to 5-year gains in 1 year!
Students struggling to read lack phonological awareness. They cannot look at a word and break apart its components. Phonological awareness includes vocabulary, decoding (reading), encoding (writing), and language. Functional (live) MRI’s (magnetic resonance imaging) prove that the brain of the dyslexic student is dramatically changed with a multisensory approach teaching phonological awareness. These reading components consist of rhymes, deletions, substitution, vocabulary development, decoding/reading, encoding/writing, speaking and comprehension.
If you are ready to try something cutting edge to help your child at a faster pace, you must try my improved Reading from Scratch program with the new app. Oftentimes shortcuts don’t work. You have to do the hard work to get the results. But if I make tamales, I can purchase the masa already made from a restaurant. And I can purchase the packaged cornhusks from a store, rather than harvest them myself. Some shortcuts are very helpful. And this one is backed up with fifty scientific resources listed in my book.
If you haven’t already listened to the sample of Exercise 1 using my app with enhanced lateralization, you can do that today. Return to the home page, plug in your ear pods. If you want to try other lessons, they are available as well with my app. Happy listening!
Blessings to you on your journey to help dyslexic children!
Dr. Marianne Cintron