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CLICK PLAY TO LISTEN TO A 10 MINUTES STREAMED PODCAST: THE EINSTEIN FACTOR - SOURCE - ABC : THE FASCINATING BACK STORY OF EINSTEINS LIFE THE SCHOOL DROP OUT WHO WON A NOBEL PRIZE , AND WHY INTO THE FIRST DECADE OF THE 21st CENTURY THIS IS RELEVANT TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US !



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The definition of insanity is doing the same thing you have always done , the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result ' . A Einstein




Our story has irony and human interest , in a way that precocious child excels then wins Nobel prize does not , but beyond this , what it reveals backed up by THE LATEST SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH is a profile . You see if Einstein fails then everybody sinks nobody swims the message is loud and clear everyone checks . There is hope , unlimited potential , a 25 year old patent clerk found a way ! .

Our company is a globally scalable business ,our practices are practical , our message a simple one . Think of our offering in these terms the real product of a first class 21st century education is not content , the most important , the most overlooked capability is the capability to learn productively over extended time frames from multiple fragmented sources . The ability to internalize , to reflect upon , to boil down , to turnover and apply is inherent to every single one of us , the only difference is how efficiently or inefficiently we execute these tasks . Miller and Ebbinghaus define our limits exceeding these limits leads to information overload and entropy [ a return to a state of disordered randomness ] . It does not matter how hard you work , how much time you invest .If you do not know how to select and prepare materials you or the majority of your clients employees or students will return to a state of entropy .Surprisingly our field is not crowded ,we are unique , pioneers.



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VISUAL THINKER PROFILE PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 October 2006 04:22

PROFILE : VISUAL THINKER

'Auditory sequential thinkers are born to excel at procedural tasks like reading , spelling and short term memory . A visual spatial thinker will if equipped with the right tools excel with ideas , innovation , long term memory and an ability to handle complexity '

MYTH :the right side of the brain is the site of our creative, intuitive self and the left is the home of logic and rationality. If you are a logical type you are left-brained. If you are more artistic and touchy-feely, you are right-brained Lets get this right this is a myth , a myth that is both misleading and distorting . In certain circumstances as the brain races to keep up with fleeting subconscious images , a visual thinkers may attempt to think and speak very quickly . For this reason visual thinkers often have a trait normally associated with auditory thinkers , a high degree of verbal intelligence. [Source - minority reports NLP short course]

In simplistic terms the left hemisphere processes language listening decoding and processing The right hemisphere is more concerned with visual spatial tasks innovating inventing , visualising and gestalt reasoning [pattern completion] . In the case of catching a ball anticipating trajectory involves a degree of temporal fluidity projecting forward in time , that projection is where the myth of creativity and intuition comes from , not what is but what will or could be . The same process are at work when we play chess , we describe chess as a logical game . In contrast the left hemisphere analyzes processes and orders linguistic information , making sense of what has gone , the past tense .

Source Encyclopedia of Psychology

Research has confirmed that both hemispheres of the brain use high-level cognitive modes. That of the left brain is verbal and analytic, while right brain thought processes are rapid, complex, whole-pattern, spatial, and specialized for visual imagery and musical ability.

The general characteristics of right-brain thought processes include the tendency to synthesize rather than analyze relating to ideas and concepts in a concrete rather than a symbolic fashion. Where left-brain thinking tends to represent wholes by abstraction (using one piece of information to represent something larger) the right brain is more likely to interpret data through analogies ( seeing relationships between wholes ). Right-brain functioning is non temporal, non sequential , holistic - gestalt and intuitive. Relying on leaps of insight, hunches or visual images. Discoveries about the right- and left-brain hemispheres have led some researchers and educators to advocate educational reforms that would allow right-brain modes of thought a greater place in the current educational system. Reflecting an overall tendency to over reward the verbal analytical left-brain skills to societies detriment. As split-brain researcher Roger Sperry winner of the 1981 Noble prize for Medicine notes, our educational system "tends to neglect the nonverbal form of intellect. What it comes down to is that modern society discriminates against the right hemisphere " It must be remembered lest the message is misunderstood , Sperry was a long way from the stereotype of a traditional academic , a star athlete in his own right a member of a number of varsity teams and the captain of the basketball team . When he talks about non verbal intellect you must assume that he is talking about the sort visual spatial mind that works for want of a better analogy like predictive text . The sort of mind that is given a workout when you play basketball , baseball , soccer but also chess .

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HYPERLEXIA PDF Print E-mail
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PROFILE



'Hyperlexics are intelligent , often a high IQ or capacity for lateral thought accompanies an intense curiosity and interest in learning .Hyperlexics are highly verbal and quite often gifted academically, yet fail to fulfill potential '

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i - Avoidance of long texts and textbooks , results from the key inability to easily ascertain gestalt meaning [ the whole picture ] from a written text .
ii - Written material can be disorganized .
iii - Oral presentations may be poorly structured .
iv - Long sets of instructions may result in disorientation.
v - Attention/Concentration can drift .


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SAVANTS & HIGH FUNCTIONING AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS PDF Print E-mail
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Profile - Source [Autism society of America]



' At age two, Jake Barnett was diagnosed with autism and his future was unclear. Now at age 13, Jake is a college sophomore and a math and science prodigy. Jake says his autism is key to his success. ' 60 minutes reports - Morley Safer

Autism is a spectrum disorder. The symptoms and characteristics of autism can present themselves in a wide variety of combination's, from mild to severe. Although autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors, children and adults can exhibit any combination of the behaviors in any degree of severity. Two children, both with the same diagnosis, can act very differently from one another and have varying skills. You may hear different terms used for those within the spectrum, such as autistic-like, autistic tendencies, autism spectrum, high-functioning or low-functioning , more-abled or less-abled and Aspegers. More important than the term used is to understand that whatever the diagnosis, autistic does not mean can not learn or function productively . . Approximately 1 in 10 diagnosed with autism will have a savant aptitude which is 10 times the proportion in the general public .
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DYSLEXIA PROFILE PDF Print E-mail
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Just because you can't spell Armageddon , that doesn't mean it's the end of world -)

They stretch the boundaries from a young age , when they read, they can't just automatically match sounds and letters, so they use contextual cues and problem solving and no one may realize a problem exists .

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PROFILE - source UK accredited dyslexia organisations in the uk qualifying questionnaire



A dictionary definition of dyslexia defines this condition as an - Impaired ability to learn to read . The dictionary definition reflects the popular perception of dyslexia as a literacy disorder . However this narrow definition is misleading , the word dys-lexia relates to dys - difficulty and lexia - of or relating to words . Lack of facility with words in one or all of it's forms , oral , written , symbolic , memory . This lack of facility is relative to overall ability , the gifted may fall well within average ability ranges and never realize full potential . The profile is a pattern of inconsistency . Even this definition lacks clarity and invites refutation from the highly verbal with excellent memories , and yet for all these quantified gifts. If you dig you will find inconsistencies , intelligence and potential often translates into academic and job under performance not out-performance .Suggesting the nature of the verbal intellect and memory being measured is not exactly the same intellect and memory required by educators and employers but an adaptation , a coping strategy .

Below are a list of 12 questions used by accredited dyslexia bodies to determine if a full test for adults is warranted answering yes to any of these questions is cause for concern . Like hyperlexics dyslexics may exhibit exceptional visual abilities and aptitudes that border on the savant .

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If you sub vocalize (read aloud in your head)
If you find it hard to concentrate
If the month's of the year your times table even the alphabet seems to dance in you minds eye
If you can't remember messages or Jokes
If you get halfway through a set of instruction
If textbook or manuals lead to attention deficit and avoidance strategies
If making more than one mental note is a waste of time
If your train of thought is easily derailed and you struggle to pick up where you left off
If giving a prepared speeches is to be avoided
If you find it difficult to immediately apply new skills and knowledge
If learning anything worthwhile is a repetitive boring and time consuming exercise
If you can't remember what you have just read

A contradiction may also be identified a contradiction that will not be found in the general population , this contradiction is usually associated with high aptitude . The paradox of dyslexia is that high aptitudes are often accompanied by deficits with the basics . Agatha Christie allegedly couldn't spell , Einstein couldn't do his sums , the easy tasks can be hard , the hard tasks easy .

THE DYSLEXIA PARADOX

In a 2010 poll 80% believed dyslexia to be form of mental retardation .

William James (father of American psychology and brother of Henry James) is supposed to have had a conversation with an elderly lady who told him the Earth rested on the back of a huge turtle. “But, my dear lady”, James asked, “what holds up the turtle?” “Ah”, she said, “that’s easy. He is standing on the back of another turtle.” “But would you be so good as to tell me what holds up the second turtle?” “It’s no use, Professor”, said the lady with a snort of derision, “It’s turtles, turtles, turtles, all the way down.”


Brock Eide "In short, dyslexia has a boatload of possible symptoms that makes it difficult to spot. And one of the biggest symptoms is one that educators rarely correlate: giftedness. Underneath all of the spelling mistakes and the trouble focusing, the backwards handwriting and the processing problems, dyslexics have a high tendency to be extremely smart. In fact, studies have shown that the average IQ of a child with dyslexia is routinely higher than that of the regular population."

"They stretch the boundaries, from a young age" Brock Eide continues. "When they read, they can't just automatically match sounds and letters, so they use contextual cues and problem solving and no one may realize there's a problem." Dyslexics grow so good at problem solving, at finding alternative ways to compensate for the fact that they struggle with the written word, that they become expert brain stormers. "Dyslexic children often become some of society's greatest adult thinkers," Brock Eide says.

THE UNIFIED THEORY

' If you had demanded that the N.I.H. solve the problem of polio, not through independent, investigator-driven discovery research but by means of a centrally directed program, you would end up with the very best iron lungs in the world - but you would not get the vaccine that eradicated polio.'

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Based on the worlds most used method of correcting dyslexia

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The unified theory and the Davis perception of dyslexia as a gift share the same basic premise, rather than viewing dyslexia as a pure deficit this explanation views dyslexia as a difference .

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TESTIMONIALS

In devising ways of communicating with the right hemisphere ,RW Sperry won the 1981 Nobel Prize for medicine , by showing the right hemisphere is \" indeed a conscious system in its own right, perceiving, thinking, remembering & reasoning, \" —Roger Wolcott Sperry CALTEC


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