It never ceases to amaze me how plastic brains are at any age. New pathways can be created throughout life that can have dramatic effects.
Here is a letter the folks at BrainWare Safari received recently from a 58 year old.
“I have always struggled with reading…all my life. When I see a sentence, it displays itself to me in short pieces which sometimes move backwards instead of forwards! I could never see an entire line of words. It’s been very frustrating and speed reading courses were of no help. In college I resigned myself to a major in chemistry because my math skills were strong and you did not read a lot in chemistry/science classes.
At the age of 58, with an advanced degree in organic chemistry, I can, for the very first time, read entire sentences and lines on a page. How? I was given BrainWare Safari and decided to try the exercises to keep my brain sharp. Initially, I went through most of the exercises quickly. However, there were a few exercises that I found particularly difficult so I became equal to the challenge and kept working on them. It was at this time that I noticed a big change in my ability to read. I could see an entire line on a page at one time! This has changed my reading speed as well as my comprehension. The difference is absolutely amazing. Now I will always wonder how my life would be different today if I could have solved my reading problem in third or fourth grade instead of at age 58.” Gail Langer
Adult dyslexia is a major growth area for Gemm Learning mainly using Fast ForWord software as experiences like this become more pervasive.