At the David Mulhall Centre, we treat Visual and Auditory Dyslexia, as well as the related disorders Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia. These disorders affect the processing of language (and in the case of Dyscalculia, numbers), which can result in difficulties with reading, writing, spelling, handwriting, numeracy and speech.
If you were a Dyslexic schoolchild in the days before the condition was recognised, you will know the anguish of being berated for your poor work. It is frustrating and distressing to be told off for not listening or trying hard enough when you are doing your best. Even now, many children remain undiagnosed, despite their difficulties with literacy and numeracy.
Dyslexia and related disorders are largely a problem with horizontal and vertical eye tracking, which make the letters bounce around the page. In the case of Auditory Dyslexia, it is difficult to hear accurately at the right frequency, resulting in poor linguistic ability in both speech and writing.
I believe the root cause of these disorders is Retained Reflex Syndrome. A retained Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex affects the ability to track across the page, resulting in poor reading, writing and expression of ideas on paper; a retained Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex impairs tracking up and down the page. Impaired hearing is also a problem.
Dyslexia and related disorders can be successfully treated with the Mulhall Integration Programme. At the David Mulhall Centre, we conduct a thorough and non-invasive assessment including an audiometric hearing test. We create an individual treatment programme using a range of gentle techniques, including the unique SoundSense neuro-acoustic training, which much improves Auditory Dyslexia. Once treated, the benefits are permanent.