Dyslexia Help: Universal Emotions- Looking Into the Emotions of Learning (Cook, T., 2020)

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Helping Those with a Neurodifference Enjoy Learning Again!: “ELBERT develops connection, trust, and love by instilling curiosity, autonomy, and attunement in our students.”
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Does your child or yourself get angry or sad when you try to help them?

Nurture– is the adaptation of children responding to the demands of the environment in ways that meet their own goals and function in a safe and secure way. It’s also the organization to integrate particular observations (patterns first) into a body to form coherent knowledge; primarily, It’s the basis on the child’s need for meaning and motivation. Lastly, they need to be provided a safe, supportive, healthy, and loving environment to prevent kids from learning from primarily either their mental or emotional body (anger/shame) nor solely etherical (total). Relative to epigenetics, my specific emphasis in the paper and program is the heart for instance: anger being replaced with strength, shame being replaced with empathy and both with love: therefore, they will increase their connection, trust, and love for themselves and others. I also touch on the safe, positive learning environments, toxicity and other environmental factors for instance you can view some of the activities and exercises. In my classes and sessions, I cover the affirmations of strengths of having a neurodifference and view them as “gifts” such as: We are highly intelligent and have the ability to use tools and strategies to compensate for struggles to read, write, or spell. We may excel at thinking of “outside the box” solutions, seeing a problem from many different sides, and spatial relationships along with the ability to think in 3 dimensions. We often have intuitive and insightful, well-developed social awareness and emotions while possessing a lexicon of words to help with the synonymous “whys of dyslexia”. We also have deep and holistic list-form thinking, problem solving and building/constructing abilities, computer skills and gaming strategies. Lastly, we seek out endeavors of creative, imaginative, visual, artistic and visionary skills, inventing and innovating pursuits. What is epigenetics related to child development & learning?

I understand the impact anger and shame that a negative social environment has on those who have learning differences, or as I prefer to say “neurodifferent”, ELBERT™ is a program that employs a positive attitude and positive environment towards learning for those who have difficulty with learning. Instead of allowing shame and anger to overwhelm the learner, I focus on bringing in positive emotions and teaching methods that help the learner with their learning difference. 

Please take time today to read this article and think about: How students with learning differences perceive the universal emotions which are the following shame, empathy, anger, strength, hatred, courage, grief, and compassion when it comes to their learning!! I have a suggestion for those students who have emotional intensity and/or major empaths. For students with dyslexia, the goal is reducing shame and anger which will help them in perceiving their existence as well as learning with strength and empathy!!

Anger Replace With Strength

  1. Please help him find the strength to identify the emotion: ex. anger (having to do the math homework)
  2. With courage, have them come up with a compassionate solution (pray, take care of themselves like doing breathing exercise, and write in their journal, etc.)
  3. Follow up- see if they have redirected this emotion into something positive like strength or courage

Shame Replace with Empathy

  1. Please help them empathy for oneself to identify the emotion: ex. shame (someone they know is hurting)
  2. With courage, have them come up with a compassionate solution (pray for them, sit down and listen to them, write them a letter, etc.)
  3. Follow up- see if they have redirected this emotion into something positive like empathy or compassion

Looking to Heal Our Own [Learning] Difference Through Our Very Own DNA: An alternative perspective from the spirit, soul, and body. (Cook, T., 2020) https://myelbert.com/2020/02/27/looking-to-heal-our-own-learning-difference-through-our-very-own-dna-an-alternative-perspective-from-the-spirit-soul-and-body-cook-t-2020/#.X7fZa1BMFrQ


Also, are some alternative ways to help my child with their learning difference? The ELBERT™  Program has focused activities to release emotions of anger or shame which are common with learning challenges. There are some examples such as these: http://tcookedu.blog/2020/03/04/speaking-of-the-whole-child/; http://tcookedu.blog/2020/03/14/strengths-of-learning-differences/

Why ELBERT™ Program? https://myelbert.com/2020/03/31/speaking-of-the-whole-child-again-where-did-you-get-the-inspiration-to-write-the-program-elbert-2/#.X6hOt1BMHIU

Does your child get mad or sad when try to teach them?

They are mainly angry and feel shame for not having the ability to communicate and express language due to difficulties in acquiring, expressing, and processing language. This need to express and communicate out ways the need for reading- my suggestion is having no limits on how they can share their thoughts, feeling, and ideas!! As long as they are kind, helpful and true to them!

Does your child “shut down” or have lack of motivation when trying to teach them? Do they complain a lot?

The Parasympathetic nervous system must be activated through the RAS and thymus. The feeling of shame is the primary universal emotion and, for adults, it’s the emotion of grief. This can be helped by reducing shame and perceiving their existence with empathy!! Please watch the video I made below on the attitude, resilience and focus:

For students with dyslexia, the goal is reducing shame and anger which will help them in perceiving their existence as well as learning with strength and empathy!! -Tricia Cook, MEd., RSP, AOG; https://linktr.ee/tcooktutor

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Published by Tricia Cook, MEd., Online Dyslexia and Behavioral Interventionist, RSP, AA O-G Tutor & Montessorian

My interest is in helping parents and teachers to understand learning and behavioral challenges and to love learning again. I graduated from Auburn in ECE in 1998. I have been a Montessori teacher here in Birmingham for almost 12 years and have lived in Birmingham for the past 19 years. As an early childhood teacher, I want continue to grow and develop as a constant learner. In 2012, I graduated from Secondary Education with a P-12 Reading Specialist certification the University of Alabama. As a Reading Specialist, I train on diversity and literacy development; I have a specialized knowledge of assessment and diagnosis that is vital for developing, implementing, and evaluating your literacy and neurodiversity behavioral, character development programing. Also, I have varying experiences designing instruction and environments for Montessori and Non-Montessori (OSR-Pre-K) environments. Therefore, I can consult for any environment or setting! In 2013, I attained my highly qualified status in ECE and Reading. In 2013, I also got my Orton-Gillingham AA tutor certification. I currently tutor full-time along with consulting. I have actually been tutoring since 2003. Along with other independent tutoring/interventionist experiences, I have brought dozens of students from an emergent to an advanced reading level! In addition to tutoring, I have provided the reading strengths and needs of my students and share that information to classroom teachers, parents, specialized teachers, and other stakeholders.  Lastly, I have also been a trainer/presenter, since 2008 and really enjoy this aspect of my career. As an experienced trainer, I have trained on many topics including: literacy (the five components), classroom management, positive discipline, diversity character development, Montessori Philosophy, policies and procedures, child development, and Alabama's Pre-k. Take note: Schools and families are desperately looking for an alternative type of affordable multi-sensory, hands-on, and interesting instruction. Currently, I am training and interested in writing on the following topics: A Comparison of Pre-K to Kindergarten; Adolescent Literacy (7th+); Assessment; Developing Readers; Children’s Literature; Classroom Management Techniques; Comprehension; Montessori Philosophy; Environmental Print & Early Writing; Family Attachment; Language and Literacy; Outdoor Classroom; Poetry Writing (7th+); Positive Guidance; Fine-motor Development; Cursive Writing; Creative Writing; Comprehension: Study Skills/Test Taking Strategies; Morphology; Phonics Instruction; Diversity Education; Neurodiversity Education; HandWriting; Reading Strategies; Best Practices P-12. Thank you, Tricia Cook, MEd., RSP, AOG; https://linktr.ee/tcooktutor

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