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Feeding Your Auditory and Visual Processing Systems

March 26th, 2009
Every once in awhile I get these days…I get so busy that I have forgotten to eat lunch. And then I wonder why my stomach starts hurting, I feel like I’m going to keel over, or I turn from Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde, or should I say, Ms. Hyde – the evil spirit. I get so wrapped up in what I’m doing that eating just slips my mind, or I am unable to access any food and I feel like I’m starving. My productivity plummets.
My husband has learned that he needs to keep me fed or Ms. Hyde turns up. It gets rather ugly.
So, what does this have to do with learning?
Isn’t learning the same way, we need fuel to be able to learn efficiently. The fuel that we need for learning comes in a variety of ways. For instance, in addition to food for our bodies, we need a well fed visual and auditory processing system for efficient learning.
Most areas of visual processing and auditory processing are learned skills. That means we can improve them. When we know which areas aren’t fed (working as effeciently at they should) we can make a difference in learning. When we know the areas that are problematic we can feed them by doing specific activities or exercises for them to make them more efficient.
To learn which areas of visual or auditory processing may not be fed, see the LD Screening Tool.
One more thing…
Speaking of being fed, I wanted to share some early Easter treats with you…
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine is sharing their completely FREE bouquet of three beautiful Easter resources for you.
These resources can be downloaded here:

There are no strings attached.

Bonnie Terry, M. ed., BCET

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