Dramatic Medical Successes With Understanding and Treating Dyslexia, LD, ADHD and Phobias
Dr. Harold Levinson’s Extraordinary Breakthrough Help for over 40 Million Americans
Over forty years ago the New York City school system hired Dr. Harold Levinson to assess the problems and origins of reading disabled students. His research turned up a series of startling discoveries: Few, if any, of the many thousands of children examined evidenced any neurological signs suggesting a dysfunction within the thinking brain – clearly refuting the traditionally sanctioned concept that dyslexia was due to cerebral brain damage. None had a severe and irreversible reading comprehension disorder as previously believed. Surprisingly, over 95% of the children were found to have only simple balance, coordination and rhythmic difficulties. These neurological findings clearly suggested that dyslexia was due to a dysfunction within the inner-ear and its supercomputer – the cerebellum or lower brain.
The recognition that dyslexia was due to an inner-ear dysfunction not only refuted the 100-year-old cerebral brain damage theory. It led, for the very first time, to new medical means of diagnosis and treatment. Thus, for example, a 3D Optical Scanner was designed by Dr. Levinson to detect the inner-ear-determined eye tracking problems characterizing dyslexics and so making it difficult for them to read without continually losing their place. And a 3-D Auditory Scanner highlighted auditory and phonetic processing difficulties. Most importantly, simple and safe inner-ear- enhancing medications, similar to those used by the astronauts to prevent “space dyslexia,” were found to significantly help 75-85% of treated dyslexic children and adults. Dyslexics rapidly experienced dramatic improvements in hundreds of symptoms involving reading, writing, spelling, math, memory, speech, sense of direction and time, balance and coordination, mood, anxiety, self-esteem, etc.
To explain all the signs and symptoms characterizing dyslexics, Dr. Levinson reasoned that the inner-ear acts like the vertical and horizontal TV tuners. Any dysfunction within these fine-tuners renders the sensory input [and motor output] blurred, scrambled, reversed, and distorted. Thus varied normal processors within the cerebral and related brain structures receiving a scrambled or “dizzy” input will have difficulty interpreting them. By contrast, the traditionalists reasoned that the thinking brain of dyslexics was primarily impaired, and so could not interpret even a clear sensory input. Indeed, they mistakenly believe there exists a distinct brain dysfunction for every dyslexic symptom. Were this true, all dyslexics would be severely retarded.
As a result of Dr. Levinson’s medical diagnostic/therapeutic breakthroughs, there is now renewed hope and help for 10 – 20% of the population – over 40 million dyslexic Americans.
Additionally, these breakthroughs were confirmed by independent neurological and ENT studies and supported by such outstanding cerebellar neurophysiologists as Noble prize winner Sir John Eccles as well as inner-ear scientists. More recently, Levinson’s cerebellar concepts were validated via sophisticated neuroimaging techniques.
Importantly, Dr. Levinson’s concepts are the only ones capable of explaining all dyslexic phenomena, including the overlapping or comorbidity of dyslexia with ADHD, Phobias or Anxiety Disorder, developments coordination disorder (DCD), etc. All these and a score of other differently named impairments (eg. dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, dysphasia, etc.) were also discovered by Levinson due to a fine tuning dysfunction of the inner-ear and cerebellum. And all respond favorably to inner-ear improving medications.
About Harold Levinson, M.D.
Formerly Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center, Dr. Harold Levinson is currently Director of the Levinson Medical Center for Learning Disabilities in Long Island, New York. He is a well-known neuropsychiatrist, clinical researcher and author.
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