Can We Truly Transform the Life of a Child with a Learning Disorder?



Can We Truly Transform the Life of a Child with a Learning Disorder? Uma Sharma April 2020


“Reading or written language is a cultural invention that necessitated totally new connections among structures in the human brain underlying language, perception, cognition, and, over time, our emotions”- Maryanne Wolf


It was the summer of 2018. I was working with an NGO. They had invited Dr. Vinay Singh as he was on a speaking tour in India. He was to unravel mysteries of “Reading Brain” and give us a demo of a new software-based cognitive therapy. As I am practicing theories of neurosciences and neuro rehabilitation for a long time and am a firm believer in neuroplasticity, I was curious to know about his program and was ready with my list of queries. The brief demo session was finished with a long and intense conversation, but it was still not convincing enough for me. I was excited, confused and more questions were added on my list.


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