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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:14 am    Post subject: Typoglycemia

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch taem at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn 't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Such a cdonition is arppoiately cllaed Typoglycemia Smile-

Amzanig huh? Yaeh and yuo awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:02 am    Post subject:

Hi Paul,

Thanks for that bit if information. I will show it to my grandson who doesn't like writing because, maybe because he thinks his spelling is not very good.

It's a great lesson in not thinking everything has to be 'right', also a lesson in realising how the world teaches us to focus on what is 'wrong'. How much we miss by the one lens focus.

Actually thinking about it,it also shows us the importance of the big picture. If that's in our vision the details fall into place.

Geat post thanks again,

Good Wuishes(that was an accidental error but i'll just leave it!)


Joined: 26 Jan 2005
Posts: 169

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:13 pm    Post subject: Spelling blocks writing

Paul, you are so right to post this here given that I understand that BKs discourage reading and especially writing to ones family. Both of my girls attended an alternative school where learning was the primary goal through writing. Spelling, well that was secondary as children work on that naturally when they are older without the spelling hindrance stopping the flow of ideas.

Writing also encourages reading and communication. Having a little author read what he/she has written is a true pleasure. Having them read what they wrote when they are older is a hoot and brings happy laughter and amazement that they were so organized in their thinking.

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