“Hey, maybe I’m smarter than I thought!”

With the help of that great Mom, Mrs. Elmer, whom I mentioned in my first post (and the boy of course), all three of us got to the top of the mountain!

The first thing we did was ask Mrs. Elmer’s son Bob what he liked and what he was good at. He loved sports so we began talking in a silly fun way to that part of his brain that was so smart about baseball. Then we introduced the smart baseball part of his brain to the spelling part of his brain, which was not so smart, yet.

Turns out the two of them (the two parts of the brain) were able to team up and turn the spelling part into a great team player. Bob learned to spell words he had always avoided and began to think, to himself: “Hey, maybe I’m smarter than I thought!”

This was just the beginning. We taught young Bob how to make pictures in his mind’s eye so he didn’t have to try and struggle to remember. He just looked up at his special TV screen (projected from his mind out in front of him) and wrote down what he could see clearly. No more hurt and anger about not being able to remember stuff. “I just copy it off my secret screen,” he says.

His marks went up. Now he was seriously thinking, “Hey, I am smarter than I thought.”

After we helped Bob discover he was smarter than he thought, his teacher told us what he reported to her: “Boy, I had no idea I could read like this! After I went to Dr. Meek, I liked going to school instead of getting into fights all the time.”

– Doc Meek

8 Responses to ““Hey, maybe I’m smarter than I thought!””

  • Lori:

    It’s really wonderful how many children you’ve been able to help with their school experience. It’s neat how just a shift in how they approach the tasks can really change the outcome.

  • Elisabeth Mol:

    This story reminds me of my own experience with my own son some 20 years ago. He could not read and was terribly frustrated, and math was a total disaster for him. Dr. Meek told him how to make pictures in his head and then look at the spelling in bright colors and even shapes. Then he could even spell backwards because he was reading it off his screen. He also told my son to have his computer higher on his desk so that his visual field would be in the same height as his inner screen. He keeps it high to this very day, now age 27. Some math concepts were taught using bright colored triangles and he would do this addition, subtraction and multiplication, division tables while jumping on the trampoline. Thank you so much for not only helping my son, but so many other young childre who would have not suceeded as well in school without Dr. Meek’s brilliant understanding and compassionate, kind way of communicationg with the child and help the brain halves work together.

  • You’re a great writer. That was an amazing post.

  • I have been looking this for a long time, thanks for sharing.

  • where can i find more info?

  • If you wish “more info” simply email me direct at docmeek@gmail.com
    Blessings, Doc

  • nice. this blog is getting updates?

  • Hi Ming, Yes, we write a new article almost daily for THE LEARNING CLINIC WORLDWIDE blog. If you wish to submit a guest article to me on dyslexia for example, it will be considered for publication on the blog. Simply email your article to me, docmeek@gmail.com and I will let you know if we can use your article. When your article relates to learning, we usually love to publish if, even if we don’t agree with everything you are saying. As I read recently, “Seeking a second opinion [and a 3rd and 4th opinion] is an act of courage, not an act of cowardice.” Blessings, Doc

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