Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Commonality between Math and learning to read



Dr. Barbara Oakley, an engineering professor and the author of a book on learning has written an article for the New York Times in the opinion section.


She has written on Math but I believe what she has written applies to learning to read as well.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Links to Shut down kids

I have had a few queries on where and how to purchase my two books published recently.



Shut Down Kids

Mainly my book is available on Amazon.com and people worldwide can purchase from there

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Phonics Debate



The following are a few excerpts from the You Tube video on the Phonic Debate held in Sydney on 31.7.2018. I did not transcribe more as there was nothing new that was not said before. 


"The Australian College of Educators is the longest serving association in the teaching profession in Australia. The college is formed with the specific purpose of elevating the teaching profession in Australia and to provide all educators the opportunity and avenue……(the YouTube video was not audible)."

Saturday, August 4, 2018

A day to remember



2.8.2018 was a good day for me. At 2 pm my two students (siblings – one in primary 3 while the other is in primary 5) came for their lessons. They both came to me for tuition for the first time on 20.6.18 and yesterday was their 14th lesson with me. The mother had heard about me from a member of the Rotary club in which I was to talk about how to eradicate illiteracy. 

Both of the siblings could not read when they came to me and neither of them could even spell words like was, to, went etc.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Why is illiteracy as high as it is?


In 2010 after having taught more than 20 children, most of whom were classified as dyslexic, I did not agree with the more than 35 year old theory that children could not read because of ‘phonological awareness deficit’ (PAD). PAD simply means ‘unable to listen to spoken sounds’. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Big Boys - people with vested interest



As I have written in my blog posts a number of times there are people with vested interest who have been opposing my findings with all kinds of excuses. Some are those who have said things quite different to what I have found and are ‘unable’ to make an about turn. But many are lured by monetary gains and therefore stick with what is wrong. Advocates of dyslexia and many who are assisted by Dyslexia Association are prevented from discussing matters with me or accepting what I have found to be true. I have written posts on this in my blog a few years ago.

Monday, July 9, 2018

A post on FB by a mother of one of my two students in 2017

Here is a Facebook post by a very happy mother of one of my students in 2017.

I had not seen her since her daughter left my house after her last lesson in July 2017.

I had arranged for a meeting with a doctor I had met on FB and this lady working for him happened to see my appointment with him and decided to message me on Whatsapp.

She suggested that I should leave a few books with her for her to sell in a shop she manages.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Further comments from the critic (Part 4)



Here is a comment from the critic on the chapter on:
Headmistress agrees with advice given on dyslexia. (Page 61)

The above chapter is the full comment by a headmistress on an article I had written in 2010 in a leading newspaper – Daily Express- in Sabah, Malaysia.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Comments from the critic- Part 3



There are a few comments from the critic which I will wait to see if the critic will revise after reading the whole of part ii and iii of my book - Shut Down Kids available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and many other online stores.

Here is a comment I cannot disagree with.


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Vision problem - part 2








Refer to my post on eye convergence here.


The ‘big boys’ with vested interest making tons of money via medication, therapy, remediation classes, coloured layer glasses , hearing and visual inspection etc keep duping the world that kids cannot read because of many reasons except the actual reason. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Comments part 2 - Like father like son



The critic from part one went on to say:


“The final chapters of Part 1 feels sloppily put together.”

I then asked the critic if he had viewed the video and this was his response.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Comments from my first critic on my book - Shut Down Kids



A critic has made the following comments on the first part of my book – Shut Down kids.
I have only taken the gist of his first comment.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Dyslexia and eye convergence issues


The big boys with vested interest had convinced the world for more than 35 years when, in 2010, I challenged the theory that dyslexia is the cause of phonological awareness deficit.

Now that that theory has been debunked they have come up with another new theory.

Their latest definition which they are convincing schools, is that 98% of kids who cannot read is because they are unable to focus both eyes on the same letter.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Links listed in my book on Shut Down Kids


Links
Reading my book on shut down kids without listening to the links referred in the book will be futile.
The links are listed according to the pages of the book. I have listed them here so that you may view them by clicking on the links below.

I have now added links to comments on my book and my responses.Please scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on the links provided.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

More than one way to skin the cat


There is an old Tamil song with meaningful lyrics that talks about a kind and queen who had a son. 
The prince who went hunting happened to catch a rabbit with 3 legs (one of the legs had probably been torn off by traps set in the forest).

Having caught a rabbit with 3 legs and never having seen one with 4 legs he kept insisting that all rabbits have only 3 legs.