My Elbert: Part I Nurture Their Nature

Part I Nurture Their Nature 1 – Written BY Tricia Cook, MEd., RSP, AOG; https://tcooktutoring.instabio.cc MY ELBERT: EVERYONE LEARNS BETTER EMBRACING REVOLUTIONARY TEACHING IS The first Specialized Online Coaching Curriculum.  I’ve spent the last 20 years perfecting an alternative, holistic approach to correcting learning differences, including, but not limited to, Dyslexia and Neurodevelopmental differences (view Continue reading “My Elbert: Part I Nurture Their Nature”

My Elbert: Anger and Shame Neuroscience

The thymus includes ancient extracellular signalling molecules which are cues, such as growth factors, hormones, cytokines, extracellular matrix components and neurotransmitters, designed to transmit specific information to target cells. Increasing knowledge about the roles of extracellular matrix and its components in the nervous system development and disease is important from the therapeutic viewpoint. Activation ofContinue reading “My Elbert: Anger and Shame Neuroscience”

My Elbert: Neurodiversity & Problem/Solution

The Problem: We are seeing children/adults digress with gulf-sized disconnect and low self-esteem. Each child/adult is multidimensional and ALL our systems and senses need to function equalized, activated, and balanced for learning to take place. The triune brain which is the neomammalian complex (RAS- aka neocortex), midbrain (pons- aka limbic system), and forebrain (thymus akaContinue reading “My Elbert: Neurodiversity & Problem/Solution”

Neurodifference & Anger/Shame

When a child with neurodifferences is learning something new or stressful, if mindset is perceived with anger (SFD), we can observe lessened neuroplasticity of the midbrain (right lobe) and constant speed shifting (accelerated or and varied) of the prefrontal cortex, frontal lobe along with midbrain (left lobe) and emotional disorders with long-term memory problems. Likewise,Continue reading “Neurodifference & Anger/Shame”

What are neurodevelopmental differences related to dyslexia? An Interview with Tricia Cook

I want to share an exciting interview with you that I had with Dr. Marianne Cintron. You can find the YouTube here:   https://youtu.be/Wk2wNh-PPRw or the Podcast here:  https://www.buzzsprout.com/1758257/episodes/9478682 I found out about Dr. Marianne Cintron and Step by Step Dyslexia Solutions. She interviewed me November 1, 2021 asking me to share my journey with challengesContinue reading “What are neurodevelopmental differences related to dyslexia? An Interview with Tricia Cook”

Perception & Neurodiversity

  In mice, a specific type of brain cell called a PV neuron improves the ability to distinguish a target sound from background noise (i.e., the cocktail party problem) (Kamal Sen, Boston University). The feeling of ownership over one’s body while experiencing an event strengthens the memory representation of that event in the hippocampus, aContinue reading “Perception & Neurodiversity”

Dopamine and Executive Functioning

ADHD: http://rite.link/XfY5 #Note: COMT-22 Catechol-O-methyltransferase catalyzes #TheTransfer of a methyl #group from S-adenosylmethionine to catecholamines, including the neurotransmitters’ dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. Furthermore, Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT-22), an enzyme #ThatIs involved in #TheDegradation of catecholamine neurotransmitters (e.g., dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine), can affect #ExecutiveFunctions involved in #CognitiveFlexibility, #ImpulseControl, #AbstractThought, and the ability to follow instructions (1, 2,Continue reading “Dopamine and Executive Functioning”

My Elbert: Emotions and Learning

Most people are unaware of the connection between dyslexia and ADD or ADHD. It has been estimated that between 30 – 60% of kids with dyslexia also have either ADD or ADHD. “Challenges with processing emotions start in the brain itself. Sometimes the working memory impairments of ADHD allow a momentary emotion to become tooContinue reading “My Elbert: Emotions and Learning”

My Elbert: Epigenetics comes to life

Epigenetics comes to Life: Anonymous author, “DNA works by way of the same principles as the mind and neurons of the brain and body.” In the “Journal Nature Neuroscience”: Intelligence ‘Networks’ Discovered In Brain For The First Time, 2015-“Remarkably, they found that some of the same genes [M1 & M3] HERE that influence human intelligenceContinue reading “My Elbert: Epigenetics comes to life”

My Elbert: Helping Those With Neurodifference Enjoy Learning Again

You need to observe the student’s sensory acute response to stress and interview teachers, the child, and parents, and instructional support to informally observe input/output of motor, verbal, and written behaviors in response to a literacy activity such as a phonics inventory, word- sound knowledge, phonological awareness exercises, and working memory activities along with theContinue reading “My Elbert: Helping Those With Neurodifference Enjoy Learning Again”