Luqman’s Dyslexia Weblog: Mind Analysis

Luqman’s Dyslexia Weblog: Mind Analysis


following are extracts from Dr. Sam Bommarito’s weblog and my feedback.

Dr. Sam

I additionally had an opportunity to listen to Dr. George Hruby’s presentation
as he talked about numerous points together with the problem of what we are able to be taught from
present mind analysis. Right here’s a teaser- do you know that the photographs of the
mind lighting up aren’t direct photos? These photos are computer-generated
and primarily based on the information being collected. So,
this image of the mind lighting up just isn’t an precise image that was taken
instantly. It’s a computer-generated statistical chart.
It’s only as legitimate
as the appliance of the information being collected and the interpretation of that

He additionally identified the main limits and limitations of
present analysis concerning the mind. “50% of all research in cognitive neuroscience
are reporting false positives.” My take: plenty of the mind analysis getting used
as a foundation for brand new laws round literacy falls into the “not prepared for
prime time” class.

My remark:

The lots
together with Dr. Sam Bommarito get carried away with titles. Greater than 30 years
in the past Dr. Sally Shaywitz wrote about mind imaging. Round 2010 or thereabout she
wrote an extended article on the Yale Web site that it was phonological consciousness
deficit that was the reason for dyslexia. I disagreed along with her and wrote that it
couldn’t be phonological consciousness deficit as all my college students may learn in
Malay and those that went to vernacular faculties may learn in Hanyu Pinyin and
but have been ‘dyslexic’ when it got here to studying in English.

Sally did
not reply to my remark and my remark was left there for just a few years till the
entire article along with my remark was deleted when analysis stories
surfaced confirming what I had commented on.

accountable individual would have highlighted the analysis stories and left the
article for the advantage of others.

Right here is a few
nonsense she wrote and nobody queried her.

dyslexia just isn’t a hopeless affliction, as as soon as believed. Scientists can observe
its results by means of mind scans as simply as they will observe a tumor. Like
most cancers, it might infiltrate many features of an individual’s life. Additionally like most cancers, it
could be handled. Whereas it can’t be cured, it may be overcome with efficient,
ideally early, interventions so simple as group studying a number of instances a
week. However the place are the interventions?’

There have been
related reactions and reposts of the video by Stanislas Dehaene. I emailed
Dehaene and posted on my weblog questioning many issues I disagreed with. Not a
single individual commented on my submit or reposted it. However, when Timothy Shanahan, an
educator, researcher, and training policy-maker targeted on literacy training, lately
wrote a weblog submit on nearly the identical factor I wrote greater than 2 years in the past, many
academics/educators reposted and tweeted his weblog. Have individuals forgotten to assume for themselves?

Dr. Sam

As I watched his presentation, I used to be left with the impression
that by way of what we find out about what the mind is doing through the studying
course of, indications are that the scientific definition of Dyslexia might have revision.

My Remark:

This too, I
had written a number of instances in my weblog. Dyslexia is an enormous cash spinner and the
dyslexia advocates have been and are persevering with to con the world with their
declare that 20% of children on the earth are dyslexic. Learn my weblog submit on this
actual query that Dr. Sam is asking. Do We Want a New Definition of Dyslexia? LINK


On one other
word, Dr. Sam quotes George Hruby as a result of George is a Studying Restoration
advocate. I listened to one among George’s video and wrote an e mail in 2021 and
a number of reminders to him on among the issues he stated. I’ve but to listen to
from him.

It’s this
sort of people that make sure that the illiteracy stage is maintained the place is has
been for many years.

Listed here are my
inquiries to George Hruby in 2021:


One factor, there’s a level within the video the place I say that
“pre-paced, systematic, or specific phonics” doesn’t work any higher than any
different approach.


Would you prefer to know why it doesn’t work George? It does
not work as a result of it’s taught incorrectly. Allow us to talk about this.


Studying difficulties usually are not inevitable, everlasting, or, as
some have claimed,  “incurable.”  In reality, researchers equivalent to Frank Vellutino
and  Donna Scanlon have  proven that instruction that’s focused to
the particular wants of particular person college students can considerably cut back the
incidence of studying difficulties.


Why focused to the particular wants of particular person college students and
to not all college students? So far as educating youngsters to decode is worried, don’t preserve
saying that one dimension doesn’t match all. 

Right here is one thing associated I learn on LinkedIn by Dr. Shalini Ratan, this morning.


Socrates had stated, “I would like individuals to assume”. He
didn’t inform what to assume.

Social media narratives…


1. Somebody believes that watermelon is orange in color and
builds a story round it saying, how stunning the watermelon seems in
its orange shade.


And other people start to see the orange shade.


2. I do not like watching motion pictures and I construct a narrative round
it stating how unhealthy it’s for youngsters, actors grow to be rich on public cash,
it is waste of time.


And other people start to agree that sure it’s all unhealthy.


3. You do not like a pacesetter, instructor, actor and also you construct a
narrative digging their life to indicate their lack of character, their misdeeds,
how they abuse others.


And other people start so as to add their model saying Sure they’re
all corrupt.


How we fall for tales created by those that both cannot
assume effectively, intentionally write to misguide others, set a tone to transform false
into actual.


Majority get into settlement and not using a query raised. No
marvel Falsity prevails.



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