Kathy Johnson’s book The Roadmap from Learning Disabilities to Success is simple in form, short in length and long in information.
Being challenged by both dyslexia and hpyerlexia I am not overly fond of reading. I do it, I can do it, but you don’t often find me choosing it. The format of Kathy’s book made reading the content easy. It’s as though she chose to present it for learning challenged adults reading skills. Kathy’s book succinctly describes success stories and provides a checklist for parents to consider.
I find it interesting that she has made the links that I made as I progressed through my process of overcoming the negatives of dyslexia and many years later hyperlexia. At the outset she provides the order and importance of various approaches using a Pyramid of Potential. The base of the pyramid is Mind and Body. I too, through my own experimentation and with advice of others started my healing with these two topics.
I was particularly excited to see how effective her work is with patient’s reflexes – those that normally develop while the baby is in utero and the first three years of life. I came across this technique shortly after I learned (six years ago) that I have hyperlexia. I had already taken the Lindamood-Bell verbalizing and visualizing process but it wasn’t until after a year a half of correcting my many reflexes that were under-developed did I find much more peace around the hyperlexia. I strongly support a parent having a child with learning challenges checked for the development of the child’s reflexes.
Kathy’s Roadmap also gives good explanations of eye issues and has several useful suggestions on how to better eye problems. I loved her description of the use of a Brain Gym technique – lazy eights – a technique I have frequently implemented.
As you can see I relate to Kathy’s work because her tools are many of the ones I have been fortunate to come across. The uniqueness of Kathy is that she has integrated them together and created a broad spectrum of skills to help her clients. It is this approach that she describes in her book, The Roadmap from Learning Disabilities to Success. I would recommend this book to any parent whose child has learning challenges.
To learn more go to: www.PyramidofPotential.com, PO Box 103, Burnt Hills, NY 12027, telephone: 518 585 2007