- The human brain is formatted for pre-industrial life, not the over-stimulation of today
- Most humans can adapt to the constant and intense stimulation of modern life, but some cannot.
- The male brain is generally more fragile in a high-stimulation environment due to the inherent lack of ability to multitask by comparison to the female brain.
- Male brain structure and chemistry combinations tend to drive vulnerable and disabled males toward aggressive, uncontrolled, and inappropriate behavior more than females.
- Current educational models favoring female student learning styles tend to increasingly place struggling male students into LD or BD classifications.
- Fast ForWord, a software based learning program developed by neuroscientists Paula Tallal and Michael Merzenich, utilizes audio and visual stimuli that teach students foundational reading techniques by starting out slow and gradually increasing in speed.
- Using visual aids in conjunction with verbal instruction is critical with both genders, especially special needs groups
- Multi-sensory reading approaches such as the Lindamood-Bell method and the Schinderling method work well with boys who have decreased sensory processing in comparison to girls.
The Importance of Attachment and Bonding
- Attachment theory is a concept in developmental psychology that concerns the importance of “attachment” in regards to personal development.
- The ability for an individual to form an emotional and physical “attachment” to another person gives a sense of stability and security necessary to take risks, branch out, and grow and develop as a personality, which is especially true for many students diagnosed as LD or BD.