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Master Dyslexia with Brain Exercises for Kids & Adults

These exercises can also be useful for people with ADHD, ADD, Dyspraxia, Apraxia & Autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Instructor:
Peter Caughey
357 students enrolled
Perform brain functioning exercises that can help with learning difficulties.
Understand the differences between Dyslexia, ADD and ADHD.
Conduct tests for adults and children to determine whether they could have Dyslexia or ADHD.
Identify the symptoms and characteristics of Dyslexia and ADHD and what signs to look for in children and adults.
Perform simple brain exercises that can help brain functions and information traveling between the right and left hemispheres of the brain.

This course is a collection of exercises that helped me significantly with my dyslexia and the functioning of my brain.

I have dyslexia and as a child it was difficult, my school years were ones of embarrassment as I had trouble with reading, writing and comprehension. I was brought up in an era where there wasn’t a lot of understanding about dyslexia and other learning difficulties.

The major change happen when I went to an organisation in New Zealand called SPELD NZ to help me with my dyslexia. Receiving one on one tutoring helped my mind function more effectively and I was introduction to Brain Gym type physical exercises, which I believe had a remarkable effect on my brain functioning power. This lead me to complete a Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and three other diplomas in Chinese medicine.

In this course some of the exercises are modified versions of Brain Gym exercises and others are exercises I have learnt over the years and have found to be very effective in helping brain functions in patients and students.

I am a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), an acupuncturist, a medical Qigong practitioner and a Taiji (Tai chi) and Qigong teacher.  I  have been practising Taiji and Qigong for over 25 years and TCM and acupuncture for over 17 years. 

I have put this course together to help other people who may have learning disabilities similar to my own and by practicing these exercises it is possible to have the same life changing effect –  like they did  for me.

Traditional Chinese Medicine has been using Qigong exercise to increase brain functionality for thousands of years.

During the course you will learn:

1. The differences between ADHD, ADD, Dyspraxia, Apraxia & Autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

2. You will learn the signs and symptoms of Dyslexia and ADHA.

3. You will be able to complete a test to determine whether you or your child shows any symptom of these conditions.

4. During this course you will learn 25 different exercises that could help you or your child’s brain functions, memory, comprehension and cognitive power.  

Enjoy the course and if you have any question please ask through the course contact details.

Lastly I hope you get as much from these exercises as I did – they changed my life.

Cheers,

Pete C

Course Induction to Master Dyslexia with Brain Exercises for Children and Adults

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Introduction

This is an introduction to this course which contains physical exercises that are useful to help with Dyslexia and and Learning disabilities.

During this course I discuss my own journey with Dyslexia, how I was affected by it, how it has influenced my life and what I have done to change it.

The exercises in this courses had a major impact in rectifying my Dyslexia, learning disabilities and brain dysfunctions.

These exercises and the other work I did to help with my Dyslexia have changed my life and, I want to share them with you.


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Understanding Dyslexia and ADHD and other learning disabilities

This article discusses Dyslexia and its signs and symptoms and the differences between other learning disabilities such as ADD and ADHD

Test for adults and children to determine whether they have Dyslexia or ADHD

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Dyslexia test for Children
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ADHD test for children
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An ADHD test for Adults (Part One)
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ADHD test for Adults (Part Two)

First hand experiences with dealing with Dyslexia

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An interview with Peter about his experience with having Dyslexia

Watch this interview of Peter Caughey by Shane Hutton on his personal experiences of living life with Dyslexia

1. Muscle Stretching Exercises that can help Dyslexia & Learning Disabilities

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Introduction for the Muscle Stretching exercises

This section is on Muscle stretching/relaxing exercises, which are important to help take stress out of the body, which in turn takes stress out of the muscles in the head and neck.

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1. Calf Stretching Exercise

Muscle stretching/relaxing exercises are important to take stress out of the body which in turn takes stress out of the muscles in the head and neck. This helps the brain to function without pressure and tension.

This first exercise helps to remove tension from the calves and back of the legs. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this also helps the flow of energy/Qi to travel up the Bladder meridian which travels all the way up and over the head. This exercise helps to free course the Qi in the mind to help clear thinking and increase mind/brain functions.

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2. Cross Bending Exercise

Muscle stretching/relaxing exercises are important to take stress out of the body which in turn takes stress out of the muscles in the head and neck. This helps the brain to function without pressure and tension.

This second exercise helps to remove tension from the calves, hamstrings and back of the legs. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this also helps the flow of energy/Qi to travel up the Bladder and Gallbladder meridians, which travels all the way up and over the head. This exercise helps to free course the Qi in the mind to help clear thinking and increase mind/brain functions.

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3. Foot Stretching Exercise

Muscle stretching/relaxing exercises are important to take stress out of the body which in turn takes stress out of the muscles in the head and neck. This helps the brain to function without pressure and tension.

This third exercise helps to remove tension from the calves, ankles and feet and in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) also helps the flow of energy/Qi to travel down from the Bladder, Stomach and Gallbladder meridians, these meridians travels all the way to the head. These exercise also moves energy up the Kidneys, Spleen and Liver meridian which have internal pathways leading to the head. This exercise helps to free course the Qi in the mind to help clear thinking and increase mind/brain functions.

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4. Neck Stretching Exercise

Muscle stretching/relaxing exercises are important to take stress out of the body which in turn takes stress out of the muscles in the head and neck. This helps the brain to function without pressure and tension.

The fourth exercise helps to remove tension from the neck and shoulders. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) it also helps the flow of energy/Qi to travel up and down from the head via all the 12 primary meridians which  travels to the head region through more external and internal pathways. This exercise helps to free course the Qi in the mind to help clear thinking and increase mind/brain functions.

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5. Arm Stretching Exercise

Muscle stretching/relaxing exercises are important to take stress out of the body which in turn takes stress out of the muscles in the head and neck. This helps the brain to function without pressure and tension.

This fifth exercise helps to remove tension from the arms and shoulders and in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) it also helps the flow of energy/Qi to travel down from the head via the Heart, Large intestine and Pericardium meridians and up the Small intestine, San jiao/triple warmer and Lung meridians to the head. This exercise helps to free course the Qi in the mind to help clear thinking and increase mind/brain functions.

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6. Revision and Full Practise of all the Muscle Stretching Exercises

In this revision lesson you will be able the watch a video and practise all the Muscle stretching exercises together one after the other. 

2. Cross Over Exercises that can help with Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities

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1. High Knee Marching Exercise

This is the first of the Cross Over exercises which energetically connects the right and left hemispheres of the brain by crossing over energy and connecting the opposite hand and knee.

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2. Swing Arms Exercise

This is the second of the Cross Over exercises, which energetically connects the right and left hemispheres of the brain by crossing over energy by moving the arms and legs in opposite directions which in turn allows the mind to focus on two different sides of the body at the same time, which engages both sides of the brain.

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3. Jogging on the Spot Exercise

This is the third of the Cross Over exercises, which energetically connects the right and left hemispheres of the brain by crossing over energy by moving the opposite arm and leg, which in turn allows the mind to focus on two different sides of the body at the same time, which engages both sides of the brain.

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4. Slapping Heels Exercise

This is the fourth of the Cross Over exercises, which energetically connects the right and left hemispheres of the brain by crossing over energy by moving energy between the hands and the heels which in turn allows the mind to focus on two different sides of the body at the same time, which engages both sides of the brain.

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5. Elbow to Knee exercise

This is the firth of the Cross Over exercises, which energetically connects the right and left hemispheres of the brain by crossing over energy by connecting the elbows and the knees which in turn allows the mind to focus on two different sides of the body at the same time, which engages both sides of the brain.

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6. Revision and Full Practise of all the Cross Over Exercises

This is revision lesson of all the Cross Over exercises, all 5 exercises are performed in a continuous sequence

3. Hand Cross Over Exercises that can help Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities

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1. Single Hand Exercise
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2. Double Hand Exercise
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3. Free Flow Hands Exercise
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4. Revision and Full Practise of all the Hand Cross Over Exercises

4. Connection Exercises that can help with Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities

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1. Temple Circles Exercise

The Connection exercises are important to activate and connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain , which helps the brain to function more effectively.

This first exercise helps to relax and remove tension from the temple lobe. This lobe governs: speech, behaviour, memory, hearing, vision and emotions

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) it is a acupuncture point called Tai yang (M-HN-9) which is an extra point and is used for headaches and to help calm the mind. It is a point used in the Dao Yin Qigong head massage system.  This exercise also helps to free course the Qi in the mind and can help with clear thinking and increasing mind functions.

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2. Collar Bone Circles Exercise

The Connection exercises are important to activate and connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain , which helps the brain to function more effectively.

This second exercise helps to move the energy between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. The right side relates to: Creativity, Imagination, it is Intuitive, conceptual, heuristic, empathetic, figurative and irregular. the left side is: analytical, logical, precise, repetitive, organised, details, scientific, detached, literal and sequential.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise stimulates the Kidney meridians and accesses the lower dantian energy. This exercise also helps to tonify and free course the Qi in the mind. 


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3. Top Lip to Tail Bone Exercise

The Connection exercises are important to activate and connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain , which helps the brain to function more effectively.

This third exercise helps to move the energy between the frontal lobe and the parietal and occipital lobes (back portions) of the brain. The frontal lobe governs: movement, intelligence, reasoning, behaviour, memory and personality. The Parietal lobe governs: Intelligence, reasoning, telling right from left, language, sensation and reading. The occipital lobe governs: vision

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise stimulates the Ren mai vessel (Conception vessel) and the Du mai vessel which travel up and over the head and also accesses the lower dantian energy. This exercise helps to tonify and free course the Qi/energy in the mind. 

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4. Nose Circling Exercise

The Connection exercises are important to activate and connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain , which helps the brain to function more effectively.

This fourth exercise helps to move the energy in the Cerebellum which is located behind the ear and is situated under both brain hemispheres . The Cerebellum governs: balance, co-ordination and fine muscle control.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise stimulates the Anmian point (N-HN-54) which is an extra point, it's actions are: It calms the mind and pacifies the liver. Indications are Insomnia, agitation, restlessness, palpitations, epilepsy, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus and hypertension (high blood pressure). This exercise helps to co-ordinate Qi moving from the right and left hemispheres. 

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5. Eyes Exercise

The Connection exercises are important to activate and connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain , which helps the brain to function more effectively.

This firth exercise helps to move the energy in the occipital lobes which governs the vision and is located at the back of both hemispheres at the back of the head. 

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise stimulates the Ren mai (Conception vessel) which has an internal pathway to the eyes and vision centre in the occipital lobes. This exercise also activates the Dantian (physical energy centre) which supplies energy to the Ren mai vessel. This exercise helps to co-ordinate Qi moving from the right and left hemispheres in the Occipital region. 

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6. Ears Exercise

The Connection exercises are important to activate and connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain , which helps the brain to function more effectively.

This sixth exercise helps to move the energy in the brain region by stimulating the ears

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise stimulates the ear acupuncture points for the feet area up the body to the head and brain region in the ear lobes. This exercise helps to co-ordinate Qi movement from the right and left hemispheres. 

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7. Sternum Tapping Exercise

The Connection exercises are important to activate and connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain , which helps the brain to function more effectively.

This seventh exercise helps to maintain health brain functions by activating the sternum and thymus gland which stimulates the body immune system

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise stimulates the Ren mai (Conception vessel) which has an internal pathway to the eyes and vision centre and connects with the Du mai vessel. This exercise also tonifies the spinal column and spinal cord and Cerebral spinal fluid.

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8. Revision and Full Practise of all the Connection Exercises

This is a revision lesson of all the connection exercises. All 7 exercises are performed in a continuous sequence.

Extra Brain Exercises that can help with Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities

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1. Palms on Soles Exercise

This is the first of the extra brain exercises, which energetically connect the right and left sides of the body by connecting the palms to the opposite side sole of the foot. This also connects the two hemispheres of the brain, by moving energy between the hands and the soles, it allows the mind to focus on two different sides of the body at the same time engaging both sides of the brain.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise connects the kidney and the pericardium meridian which creates the crossover energy through the Dantian. This in turn affects the yin and yang aspects of the brain and the second part of the exercise activates the circulation of Qi in the Du mai and Ren mai vessels. This  tonifies and free courses the Qi in the mind. The legs crossed and the palms touching palms creates a figure eight movement of Qi through the lower dantian which helps the Qi circulating through the brain region.


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2. Cross Arms Exercise

This is the second of the extra brain exercises which helps to activate and connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain,  helping the brain to function more effectively.

This exercise stimulates the mind to to keep changing focus from the right side to the left side of the body. This exercise also helps to move the energy in the occipital lobes which governs the vision and is located at the back of both hemispheres of the brain at the back of the head. 

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise stimulates the Lung and Large intestine meridians with the Heart and Small intestine meridian, which have internal pathway to the eyes and brain area. This exercise helps to co-ordinate Qi moving from the right and left hemispheres and the occipital region. 

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3. Inter-Locking Fingers Exercise

This is the third of the extra brain exercises which helps to activate and connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain,  helping the brain to function more effectively.

This exercise moves the energy up and down the body, which aids the mind thinking clearly.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise connects the 6 hand meridians within both hands. These meridians have internal pathway to the eyes and brain area. This exercise also helps to move Qi in the bladder, gallbladder liver, stomach and kidney meridians and the Ren mai and Du mai vessels.

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4. Palming the Eyes Exercise

This is the fourth of the extra brain exercises which helps to activate and connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain,  helping the brain to function more effectively.

This exercise stimulates the mind to to keep changing focus from the right side to the left side of the body. This exercise helps to stimulates the movement of energy in the occipital lobes, which governs the vision and is located at the back of both hemispheres at the head. 

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise stimulates all the meridians, which have are the meridians and internal pathway to the eyes. This exercise helps to co-ordinate Qi moving from the right and left hemispheres and the occipital region. 

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5. Head Tapping Exercises

This is the fifth of the extra brain exercises which helps to activate and connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain,  helping the brain to function more effectively.

This exercise stimulates all the lobes of the brain, from the frontal to the temporal, parietal and the occipital lobes. It also stimulates the cerebellum. 

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise activates all the acupuncture point on the meridians that travel over the head region. This exercise also helps to co-ordinate Qi movements between the right and left hemispheres and it also stimulates blood circulation in the head region.

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6. Revision and Full Practise of all the Extra Exercises

This is a revision lesson of all the extra brain exercises.  All 5 exercises are performed in a continuous sequence.

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