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Who Needs Transformations Brain Integration Therapy? 

People who are using only part of the brain to do tasks that the whole brain can do better exhibit symptoms that suggest they could benefit from Transformations Brain Integration Therapy.   Obviously, all of us experience some of these things once in a while, but people who get frustrated or angry because of these kinds of symptoms should consider TBIT.  If these problems stop you from doing things that you want to do, TBIT can help.


General Symptoms.  The person ....

  • did not crawl as a baby, or may have crawled in strange ways.  People who didn't crawl often have learning disabilities.  Research shows that crawling is the main way that babies get the sides of their brains to work together (No, you don't have to crawl around on the floor to correct this).

  • is right-eyed and left-handed (or vice versa).  When this happens, one side of the brain tries to control the right side of the page when reading, while the other side of the brain tries to control the left side of the page.  The brain has to switch sides in the middle of each line, and has to switch back each time the person goes to a new line.  The result is word reversals (dyslexia) and trouble going from line to line.   More than 50% of struggling learners are built this way. 

  • studies hard, and knows the material, but can't remember for a test.  In this case, a person may have difficulty communicating between the back part of the brain, where thoughts are stored, and the front part, where thoughts are expressed. 

  • is very disorganized.

  • has trouble staying with a task, or has trouble going from one task to another.

  • gets overwhelmed easily.

  • has trouble with either written or spoken self-expression.


Each of your eyes is controlled by a different side of the brain.  Here are some symptoms that your eyes are not working well together.  The person ...

  • is smart but does not like to read because of eye fatigue.

  • reverses letters or words (b's become d's.  was becomes saw).

  • skips words or lines when reading.

  • mispronounces simple words like in, here, there, etc.  

  • starts out well when reading aloud but has increasing trouble as he goes on.

  • can't hit or catch a ball.

  • gets watery eyes, or headaches, or neck aches when reading or doing close work.

  • gets car sick.

  • can't make good pictures in his head of what he is reading.  A person who has this trouble is probably trying to read with only the left side of the brain that sounds out words and is not using the right side to convert words to ideas.   The result is that a person reads the words fine, but can't tell you what it all meant.


Each of your ears is controlled by a different side of the brain.  Here are some symptoms that your ears are not working well together.  The person ...

  • has trouble following oral directions

  • has trouble putting things in alphabetical order.

  • doesn't hear his own voice inside when reading silently.

  • has trouble doing mental math problems.

  • is easily confused.

  • has problems with temper.

  • may have Attention Deficit Disorder.

  • has problems with spelling and phonetics.

  • moves his lips when he reads silently.


Symptoms that the hands and eyes are not working together well.  The person ...

  • has poor spacing on math papers or has trouble lining up columns.

  • has poor handwriting.  Hunches over the desk.  Has trouble holding a pencil.

  • has problems with left and right and directions.  Is clumsy.  People who are clumsy often have trouble coordinating the messages in the bottom part of the brain that tell the body what to do with the messages in the top part of the brain that tell the body the order in which things must be done.

  • has poor spacing of words in writing (thedogwent tothestorewith theboy).

  • reverses letters; reverses numbers.

  • has small handwriting.

  • has trouble copying from the board.

  • has problems going from manuscript into cursive handwriting.

  • can speak well but has trouble expressing himself in writing.

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