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.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Preview of my forthcoming book

This is a little advertisement of my forthcoming book which will be available by end of next month.

I have been teaching dyslexic kids for the past 14 years on a one on one basis and have observed them and interviewed them over the years even after they had been weaned from my tuition.
In 2010 I wrote to many universities, professors, government ministers and Dyslexia Associations saying why I don't agree with 'phonological awareness deficit' being the cause of dyslexia. At that time it was about 35 years since someone had said this and most professors just latched onto that theory without questioning.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Anecdotes and empirical science

For more than 35 years before I began to teach so called dyslexic kids in 2004, Phonological awareness deficit was said to be the cause of kids being unable to read in English.
Many professors started quoting the first professor without thinking at all.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Dyslexia or shut down kids (Part 2)

Please read my last post before reading this post.

My comments are based on an article from Houston Chronicle.

“They’ll argue that one answer to our nation’s reading crisis may be in plain sight.”

My comment: Yes, one answer to the world’s reading crisis is in plain sight but who is listening to what I have been writing since 2010.

I was the first person in the world to challenge the 40 years old theory that 'Phonological awareness deficit ' is the cause of 'Dyslexia'. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Dyslexia or shut down kids?

Here is something I read in the internet this morning. You may read the whole article here:

Here are some extracts from the article above with my comments.

Dyslexia is believed to affect one in every five people.
But dyslexia is not a hopeless affliction, as once believed. Scientists can observe its effects through brain scans as easily as they can observe a tumor.

 My comment: Stop! Think! Is it really possible that one in five – 20% of the population of the world is dyslexic? What is dyslexia anyway?