September 6, 2009

I have a unique question.

91242710 wrote:

I know of an older gentleman that has just learned he is really left-handed but has been taught right handed all his life. Things that he does without thinking he does left-handed. This has dramatically affected his whole life learning or not learning to read and write. At this stage in life how does he go about waking up his right brain and start to relearn. Please any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Any books on this particular subject? Thanks

3 comments:

  1. Sorry I didn't spot this post sooner. Could be my book might be helpful. See HIDDEN HANDEDNESS The Untold Story of Handedness Conversions on Amazon.com. The book was written in behalf of people like your friend. I hope it helps.

    Samuel

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  2. Former Pseudo-RightieNovember 5, 2009 at 7:46 PM

    Simple, a person can pull themselves up by their own bootstraps and start writing left handed. I didn't have any help from a book or anybody for that matter. I just went ahead and did it.

    It'll be frustrating at first because all the left hand will create is scribbles but as a person keeps going the letters will gradually become clearer.

    Write positive reinforcement phrases such as;

    I'm a great left handed writer.

    I can write left handed.

    Left handers are really cool people.

    That's what I did repeatedly for months until I could write legible letters. It took another year or two before I could write left handed without even thinking about it.

    A person just has to keep plugging away at it until the left handedness manifests.

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  3. There are lots of cases of people who are really left handed but don't know it because they were switched as babies when they first started to feed themselves with their left hand, but you never really do change a person's handedness just by making them write with their right hand. The brain is still wired left handed and doing things right handed just confuses things even more for them.

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