Of The 38% of Dyslexia and a significant weakness
in psychomotricity and spatial orientation
Our foundation's experience was
in accordance with many studies hich recognize the
importance of crawling in the first years for the
neuro psycomotric development.(The great importance
of a child needing to crawl.)
In San Marcos la Laguna, Solola,
and well as in other indigenous villages in the
Lake Atitlan area, the babies don't crawl at all
in their early childhood.
- - The mothers don't let the babies crawl on the
floor, because it's often cold, inappropriate ,and
they are afraid of the scorpions.
- - The slope of the village (
San Marcos ) is very abrupt and steep and it is
impossible for some children to walk down, especially
in the rainy season.
- - In the tradition and by necessity the mothers
carry the babies on their backs totally covered
up in fabrics and without any external stimulation
or free movement.
In some cases we observed that children can stay
for 6 hours in the backs of their mothers and continue
to do so until up to 2 years old. Like in those
photos, we saw the women at 10:00 and because she
is selling on the street the kid pass the day on
Project Experience :
The significant results that were
observed and evaluated with the children in relation
to our pedagogic program were:
better spatial orientation
better reading + comprehension
better ability to analyze :
they take time to think before answering anything.
A lot of progress was in relation with the association
games when they are used correctly.
- much better and more evident synchronization.
An example of observation and evaluation from the
doctor at the beginning.
In front of the doctor:
We asked two dyslexic children to do the paper with
the arrows. (Ref: pedagogic part) They were not
able to do it successfully at all.
Daisy and I did the appropriate
reeducation in front of the doctor.
Three days later the doctor was able to observe
that the two children were able to do it with success
and more easily.
the Eye Verifications
n.b.: not for checking for the need for glasses.
We check if the eyes get tired
too fast,and if the muscles are strong enough. When
the muscles of the eyes tire too rapidly, the child
can only read for a short time. The eyes start to
jump, the lines move and the reading is less efficient,
Then many children stop reading, saying they don't
like to read, because they are more tired and they
start to get headaches.
In these poor countries the eyes
verification as we do in Kine is very important
because of the poor lighting that there is in the
houses and in the school, in the different seasons.
To economize the use of the electricity they use
very little light.
Without efficient light the eyes get tired faster
and that impedes the learning
** La vista gasta mas del 70%
de la energia cuando es mal utilizado.
De Narciso Irala en el libro Eficiencia sin fatiga
en el trabajo mental.
Los estudiantes, profesores etc. Aspiran a mayor
rendimiento con menor fatiga.
The vision needs more then 70% of the energy when
it is not well used.
So much so, that the child has no more energy to
understand what he is reading. All the energy goes
only for decoding. (pronounding the syllables).
So when the eyes are too tired
the visual field is getting smaller and weakens
the capacity of understanding of what we read.
In Quebec, a child was going to be put in a special
class for reading problems. At the foundation we
found out that the child had great eye tiredness.
After one month of eye exercises, the specialist
who saw him once a week said that he could return
to his regular class