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Neuro-Linguistic Programming & Dyslexia
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) was developed over thirty years ago, by Dr Richard Bandler PhD a mathematician and Dr John Grinder PhD a professor of Linguistics. Dr Bandler and Dr Grinder wanted to symbolise the relationship between the brain, language and the body.
The theory tries to explain the way we process our thoughts to achieve a way of working. It involves:
* Brain – Neuro
* Language – Linguistic
* Body – Programming.
Every baby is born programmed to learn but what is it that makes some of us electricians, cooks or mathematicians? How does our brain make the distinction? NLP help us to make the most of what we have got and teaches us to reach our full potential by tapping into the way each and every one of us learns. We all think, learn and react differently to everyday situations.
One example of how people think differently can be seen if we look at students with dyslexia. Dyslexic people think more and in greater depth than the average person. They use parallel, or lateral thinking, rather than the usual serial thinking, and often reach a solution without using a series of logical steps of serial thought.
When a dyslexic student attempts a math’s problem he will probably be able to reach the answer without being able to write down how he reached it (although he will be able to tell you). This can lead to his work being down-graded because teachers expect the ‘working out’ to be shown. Other students, if they understand the question will have no problem showing exactly how they achieved the answer.
Today NLP is used in nearly every working environment in the world. It can be adapted to meet different situations and environments. It finds out exactly how you learn and helps to improve these instincts – thereby reaching your full potential.
Some children with dyslexia or specific learning difficulties have made very good progress by using a developmental therapist. For more information, click on the various individual methods opposite.
* Encyclopaedia of Systemic NLP by Judith DeLozier & Robert Dilts.