My experiences as a creative person, tutor of children, and teacher of creative writing

Friday, November 7, 2014

Determining Brain Dominance

How Children Learn - Determining Brain Hemispheric Dominance

Dominate Side of Body - uses opposite side of brain

Left H. Dominate Mixed Dominate Right H. Dominate
right handed ambidextrous                      left handed
uses right foot uses mixed uses left eye, foot, hand
looks through right eye combinations (note some left handers
reverse hemispheres)

Verbal Skills  

early clear speech not early late talker (3,4,5,6)
enjoys verbalizing but not late speech unclear
memorizes words easily fair speech incomplete sentences
uses complete sentences and sentence structure great difficulty
                                                                                                remembering words,
                                                                                                  names and numbers


learns to read learns to read has great difficulty
quickly and easily                    as taught in or fails to read as
enjoys phonics school but has taught in school;
does well on reading tests some difficulty unable to read well
remembers details well orally but may read
reads well orally well silently


great speller can spell ok “wild guess” approach
comes quickly and easily little phonic application
little or no memory
                                                                                      for word spelling

will pick up details average may need to have
  quickly aurally details repeated or
enjoys listening to written down;
  stories, lectures may not enjoy
listening activities

Writing  - method of Thought Processing

learns easily and quickly average learning may be difficult
neat precise writing   and slow;
may reverse order of
letter, upside down,
substitutions (b for p)

Method of Thought Processing

logically can learn info Intuitively
inductively in ordered deductively
must have info sequenced manner thinks in patterns and
in ordered sequence but with difficulty; relationships;
to learn; learns both by learns 1st the whole
memorizes abstract                   sequencing and idea then relates details
details and sequences intuitively into the whole idea;
then puts together hates drill work; bores
to make a whole idea;                                                           bores easily
enjoys rules, drill work always asks “why”  
may challenge authority
  1. Deductive reasoning, also deductive logic or logical deduction or, informally, "top-down" logic, is the process of reasoning from one or more statements (premises) to reach a logically certain conclusion.Deductive reasoning links premises with conclusions.
  2. Deductive reasoning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  1. Inductive reasoning (as opposed to deductive reasoning) is reasoning in which the premises seek to supply strong evidence for (not absolute proof of) the truth of the conclusion.
  2. Inductive reasoning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia