Volume 9 #75
I guess everybody likes a twofer. Twofer the price of one? The widget shown below is better yet. It is not just a twofer. It’s a threefer and a fourfer. It replaces the DL glasses that have been helpful in solving the timing problem across the corpus callosum that screws up a dyslectic person’s reading. (See “The Jigsaw Puzzle” on this website for details.)
This I-Card does for the eyes what the earphones do for the ears: instead of reducing the time lag as the glasses do, it simply by-passes the corpus callosum entirely, as the earplugs do for the ears. Here’s the trick. The inner part of the retina- the nasal half- sends what it sees to the opposite side of the brain. Of course my regular readers know that it is the left hemisphere that does the language processing. So the right nasal retina is what you want to read with, since it will obligingly ship its info over to the left side where it belongs. The folded edge of the I-Card blanks out the words from the unwanted left nasal retina. They don’t go anywhere! Mission accomplished.
So why a twofer? Because any time you stimulate the left side, you get the same reduction in depression and/or hyperactivity, both of which are often concomitants of dyslexia. A nice extra.
But why a threefer? Because if your kid is a lefty and you are afraid that he may be right-brained for language (like 20% of lefties), you can still get the isolation-to-one-side effect without having to find and buy DL glasses cut the other way. How? Just turn it other way up and tuck it against the right side of the nose.
But why a fourfer? Because it is cheap. If your dog chews it up by mistake, you can just make yourself another one from the backing of a legal pad by bending in one edge.