Brain Gym approach to Dyslexia

Dyslexia can affect the visual, auditory and kinaesthetic (movement) aspects of our reading, learning and expression in text. While often characterised as reversals likesaw-was, dyslexia is far more complicated. See www.dyslexia.ie

Brain Gym approaches the difficulties experienced by those with Dyslexic traits on a number of fronts, addressing and facilitating the visual, auditory, verbal  and kinaesthetic (movement) aspects and facilitating them to see, read, hear, listen, think and express themselves on paper and verbally as well as creatively in a more effective manner.

Positive Attitudes and Self-esteem

Many people experiencing Dyslexic traits are faced with frequent frustration in social, education and work situations as they misinterpret, misconstrue and may misrepresent what is before them. Sometimes, as there are no physical signs that one may be experiencing dyslexic traits, more is expected of the person with dyslexic traits than they can do. They may have difficulty reading, following instructions or directions. This can lead to embarrassment, low self esteem and a negative attitude. We address this loss of faith in one’s self in Brain Gym® with a “Positive Attitude Balance”.

Visual , Auditory, Verbal  & Kinaesthetic Approach

We facilitate changes in the way the person sees and processes their visual information in what we call a “Seeing Balance”. Seeing more accurately helps reading and understanding.As the eyes move across the text we expect them to glide easily from letter to letter and word to word effortlessly. However many readers with challenges have been observed to have very tiny interruptions, blinking and focusing difficulties as they read across the page. These are noticed and corrected using Brain Gym activities during a Brain Gym session.


We facilitate changes in hearing, thinking and memory in a “Listening Balance”. Accurate listening is essential for good expressive reading, phonics, tone of voice and comprehension. As we read many of us listen to our inner voice reading the page to us. We hear ourselves reading the story as our eyes pick up the information.

We deal with poor handwriting and poorly formed numbers, orientation of letters, spellings, reversals like saw-was, word order and other aspects of dyslexia, in a balance called the “Writing Balance”. This also facilitates the flow of writing numbers and can facilitate those with writing and expression blockages. This writing balance also facilitates the release of expession verbally, creatively on paper in dance, sports and performances.


Then the “Whole Body Movement Balance” is used to improve co-ordination,fine motor skills and to increase the efficiency of the brain and body in dealing with reading and writing activities. Whole Body Movement and Balance are essential for proper functioning

Unique Brain Gym Technique

Dr. Paul Dennison developed a special technique that can be used to facilitate the way the person operates and make it possible for those with dyslexic traits to function much closer to their true potential.

This technique is called the “Dennison Laterality Re-patterning”.

This re-patterning can facilitate the person to use their Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic aspects more efficiently and so they can read use number more accurately and freely and so work closer to their true potential.

Wonder Balance

Dr. Paul Dennison has shown how all of these mini balances can be combined in one bigger balance process called the “Wonder Balance”


Then we can do a specialised balance call the “Laterality Balance” which can be used to improve “Communication”. This works to improve connections across the corpus callosum between the keft and right sides of the brain. On one side we hold the concepts ideas and meaning of the letters and number we use. On the other side of the brain we store the rules and logic with which we use these. Where the two sides are repatterned to communicate better we have had glowing reports of changes observed by students and adults who previously were held back by poor reading and mathematical skills.


The “Centring Balance” can be used to greatly improve organisation of thoughts, numbers in speech and text. This can also improve the ability of the person with dyslexia to read more easily, enjoy their reading, organise the information they have read, understand and learn from what they read.

Also, this balance can facilitate them to be tidier and have the necessary items with them when needed.


We can use the “Focus Balance” to improve visual focus as well as the ability to concentrate and focus attention. This balance can also be used to improve comprehension of numbers read, heard and observed. This balance can be useful also, where someone “can not see the wood for the trees” or where one is over focus on detail and misses the point.

Full Potential Realised

We have a further balance called the “XSPAN Balance” which combines all of the above balances into one bigger balance and this can be used when appropriate to rapidly bring a person with dyscalculic traits closer to their true potential in learning, movement, expression and ease of living.

Those with dyscalculia or similar tendencies who have experienced Brain Gym® for themselves know it has made a real difference to the way they function and made their lives much easier.

Further Information on how Brain Gym can be used to assist people with Dyspraxia

For more information or to arrange an appointment for yourself or someone you care about please call or text us at 086 1723510   +353861723510. .

Each session lasts about an hour (first session 90 minutes) during which the person’s needs will be assessed, Brain Gym® will be used and the person will be facilitated to make real and lasting changes and helped to overcome / take control over some of their dyscalculic traits.

For more information or to arrange anappointment for yourself or someone you care about please call or text us at 086 1723510 +353861723510.

We teach all of these techniques to parents and carers over two weekends as the Brain Gym Course.

We can also tailor worshops, seminars and courses for hyou group on this and related topics.

You can learn how to address these and many other difficulties at our Brain Gym 101 course. Join us at our next course.

Padraig King Updated his Privacy Policy

Effective May 25th, 2018 Padraig King updated his privacy policy in accordance with the European Union’s general data protection regulation (GDPR). Please read and click the button below.

Last Updated on May 26, 2018. This Privacy Policy is effective immediately for Users after that date.

Padraig King Training and Consultant ("we," "us,") respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this Privacy Policy. This policy describes:

• the types of information that we may collect from you when you access or use our Website - https://www.padraigking.com and other online services (collectively, our "Services"); and

• our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information.

This policy applies only to information we collect through our Services and in the electronic communications sent through or in connection with our Services.


"User" or "you" or "your" refers to you, as a user of the Services. A user is someone who accesses or uses the Services for the purpose of sharing, displaying, hosting, publishing, transacting, uploading information or viewing pictures and includes other persons jointly participating in using the Services.

User Account
"User Account" is a separate part of the Website, containing User information required by Padraig King Training and Consultant during registration.

"Content" will include (but is not limited to) images, photos, audio, video, location data, 'nearby places', and all other forms of information or data.

Padraig King Training and Consultant strives to offer its visitors and Users the many advantages of Internet technology and to provide an interactive and personalized experience. For these purposes, we, from Padraig King Training and Consultant, may use personally identifiable information - like your name, e-mail address, address, telephone number, etc., which are subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy. We, and we suppose you too, do not tolerate spam. We will therefore never sell, barter, or rent your email address to any unauthorized third parties.

Padraig King Training and Consultant may collect and use information of and regarding its Users. We collect only data which is essential to our operations and enables us to provide you with better user experience.

The information, through which the person may be identified, may include data, which the User voluntarily enters, uses or provides when using the Services of the Padraig King Training and Consultant Website, or submits when creating a User Account.Padraig King Training and Consultant collects and uses the information for the purposes, outlined in this Privacy Policy, as well as to offer new services to the User or to familiarize him with new functionalities on the Website.

We may also use certain performance tracking tools, such as Google Analytics. Through the use of Google Analytics we gather information regarding your behaviour and preferences when using our online platform.

We collect two types of information from and about our Users, including information:

• by which you may be personally identified; and/or
• about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Services and your usage details (i.e. your Internet Service Provider).

The information we collect on or through our Services may include:

i. User Account information: Personal information, such as your full name and other information you may provide with your account, such as your address and phone number, that may be displayed as a part of your User Account;

We collect this information in order to verify your identity and provide you with an individualised experience of our Services.

ii. Contact Information: Your contact information, such as email address and other ways of communication.

We collect this information in order to provide you with access to certain features of our Services and to inform you about relevant information concerning your use of our Services.

iii. Preferences: Your preferences and settings such as time zone and language;

We collect this information in order to enhance your user experience.

iv. Searches and other activities: The search terms you have looked up and results you selected

We collect this information in order to improve your user experience and provide you with more relevant content and Services.

v. Browsing information: How long you used our Services, which features you used, etc.;

We collect this information in order to analyse the behaviour of our users and improve our Services.

vi. Communications: Between you and Padraig King Training and Consultant support staff regarding the Services.

We collect this information in order to monitor the quality of our support staff and your communications with us.

vii. Transactional information: If you make payments or purchases through our Services, we may collect and store information about you to process your requests and automatically complete forms for future transactions;

We collect this information in order to enhance your buying experience.

viii. Location Data: We may collect information about your location if you have instructed your mobile device or computer to send such information via the privacy settings on that mobile device or computer. We may use the location data collected to enhance your use of the Services by providing you with relevant content and contextual advertising

How we collect and store information depends on the pages you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. For example, you may be asked to provide information when you register for access to certain portions of our Website, create a User account, request certain features, such as e-mail newsletters or when you make a payment. Like most Websites, Padraig King Training and Consultant also collects information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors and Users. For example, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider.

Like other Websites, we collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualised content. We respect your privacy and do not share your information with anyone, except in cases when that proves necessary.

We will retain the information we collect from you for a period of maximum of 5 /five/ years, or less if it is no longer necessary for the provision of the Padraig King Training and Consultant services to you. After the expiry of this period we undertake to delete any information we have collected from you.

Aggregate information and information that does not personally identify you, may be used in many ways. For example, Padraig King Training and Consultant may combine information about your usage patterns on the Website with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance our site and Services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited the most or what features Users find the most attractive). This information does not include any information about you and does not allow anyone to identify you individually. We may use personally identifiable information, collected on the Website, to communicate with you about your registration and customisation preferences; our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy; services and products offered by or through the Website; and other topics we think you might find of interest. Personally identifiable information collected by Padraig King Training and Consultant may also be used for other purposes, including but not limited to Website administration, troubleshooting, processing of e-commerce transactions and other communications with you.

We strive to always protect your personal payment information. Payment transactions may be made via Paypal. We accept payments with all major credit and debit card providers, such as VISA, Mastercard and others. All payment card transactions made through our payment gateway are processed using a secure online payment gateway (Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology) that encrypts your card details in a secure hosting environment. We do not hold your payment card details on the server.

Padraig King Training and Consultant won't transfer information about you to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you. We won't sell information about you.

We may share your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; (2) to a service provider or partner who meets our data protection standards; (3) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process; (4) when we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone. If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we'll give you notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless we're prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others. We will object to requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper. Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our Website - our Web hosting service for example - may have access to such information.

You may withdraw your consent for collecting your personal information at any time. To do so, please contact us at padraig@padraigking.com.

If you would like to review, change or delete personal data we have collected from you or you had submitted or permanently delete your account, please contact us.

For more information regarding the termination or deletion of your information, please refer to Section 8: Termination of this Privacy Policy.

We take reasonable steps to accurately record the personal information that you provide to us, as well as any subsequent updates.

We encourage you to review, update, and correct the personal information that we maintain about you. You may request that we delete personal data about you that is inaccurate, incomplete, irrelevant for legitimate purposes, or is being processed in a way which infringes any applicable legal requirements.

We have implemented appropriate measures in the form of various technical, physical and other means, including, but not limited to measures regarding the security of our electronic systems and databases. These means aim at improving the integrity and security of the personal information that we collect and maintain. However, please be advised that even the best security measures cannot guarantee the full elimination of all risks. If we learn of any violation, breach or danger to our security systems breach, then we will attempt to notify you electronically so that timely and appropriate protective steps can be taken. Apart from informing you via e-mail, we may post a notice through the Website if a security breach occurs.

Your personal data safety is of utmost importance to us. We review and strive to improve our security measures on a regular basis.

If we detect a breach of our security measures, which has the potential of harming you as individual we will notify you without undue delay.

Other Users may be able to identify you, or associate you with your account, if you include your personal information in any content you post or make publicly available.

For more information on how you can control your data shared with us, please see section 4, 5 and 6 of the present agreement.

If you have any questions regarding the ways you can control your personal data, please contact us at Padraig@padraigking.com.

As mentioned, you may at any time review or change the personal information we maintain about you by contacting Padraig King Training and Consultant. Upon your request, we will delete your contact information and personal data from our active databases.

This Privacy Policy is effective until terminated by either party. If you no longer agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy, you must cease the use of the Padraig King Training and Consultant Website. If you are dissatisfied with Padraig King Training and Consultant, its content, or any of these terms, conditions, and policies, your sole legal remedy is to discontinue using the Website. Padraig King Training and Consultant reserves the right to terminate or suspend your access to and use of the Website, or parts of them, without notice, if we believe, in our sole discretion that such use is in violation of any applicable law, or harmful to our interests or the interests of another person or entity, or where Padraig King Training and Consultant has reasons to believe that their use is in violation of this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use.

Padraig King Training and Consultant does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have personal information on a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information from our servers. Padraig King Training and Consultant encourages parents to go online with their kids.

Padraig King Training and Consultant reserves the rights to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your use of the services after any such amendment or change in the Privacy Policy shall be deemed as your express acceptance to such amended/changed Privacy Policy and an assent to be bound by such changed/amended Privacy Policy. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.

This Privacy Policy and the use of the Website are governed by the laws of Ireland. The parties undertake to first try to resolve the dispute with by negotiation. If the parties fail to reach an amicable resolution through negotiation, Padraig King Training and Consultant agrees to submit the dispute to the competent Court of Ireland.

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Texts, graphics, photographs, animations, videos and clips, visible on the Website are the object of copyright and are part of the intellectual property of Padraig King Training and Consultant. Those may not be reproduced, used, presented or represented without an explicit written permission by Padraig King Training and Consultant. Any distribution of files, obtained by the Users under the Terms and Conditions of the Website, or of parts of such files, constitutes a violation of the relevant intellectual property protection laws and is prosecuted by the law.

Nothing contained on this Website may be interpreted as granting a license or right of use as a trademark without the prior explicit written consent of Padraig King Training and Consultant.

Padraig King Training and Consultant is controlled, operated and administered entirely within Ireland.

If you are accessing the Padraig King Training and Consultant Website from another jurisdiction, please be advised that you are transferring your personal information to Padraig King Training and Consultant Ireland and, by using the Website, you consent to that transfer and to abide by the applicable laws concerning your use of the Website and your agreements with us.

This statement and the policies outlined in this Privacy Policy are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any third party.

Padraig King Training and Consultant may provide a translation of the English version of the Privacy Policy into other languages. You understand and agree that any translation of the Privacy Policy into other languages is only for your convenience and that the English version shall govern your rights and responsibilities. In case there are any inconsistencies between the English version of the Privacy Policy and its translated versions, the English version of the Terms shall prevail.

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