Jeffrey Freed, M.A.T.

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How many people actually have Autism?

By |February 10th, 2015|

Experts argue mightily over the frequency of autism amongst the general population. Many argue that the only difference between today and 20 years ago (from an autistic prospective) is that we are now diagnosing people as autistic, who previously were under the classifications of metal retardation, schizophrenia, or some other moniker.
It is my strong belief that autism is on the rise, and at an alarming rate. If one has the gene for autism in their genetic pool, this means that they have at least some potential for developing autism early on in their lifetime. What we have today is the […]

November Slumps, and why they occur

By |October 15th, 2013|

Ever since I have been working with school kids, which is over 25 years , I have noticed that many of my students crash and burn in school, during the time period from October 15th through about November 15th. This in an entirely predictable phenomenon, due to the fact that we are asking right brained children, to try and successfully complete liner sequential tasks; which they can do on a daily or even weekly basis, however, what happens is that, having to do linear work for more than a couple weeks in a row, they break down and crack at […]

The true differences between right and left brainers

By |September 25th, 2013|

I used to think that the main differentiation between right hemispheric and left hemispheric learners was that right brainers think mostly in pictures, and left brainers in words. That is true, but there are far more important distinctions between the two styles. Left brainers think in steps, while right brainers come to conclusions intuitively and in an almost backward fashion. As left brainers control schools, linear sequential processing rules the day, as note taking, showing steps in math, and rapidity of answer recall is valued above even the correct answers. The left brainer loves process, and is usually satisfied feeling […]

Some tips for starting school

By |September 9th, 2013|

Starting school is a particularly stressful time for kids who have spent the last couple of months enjoying their freedom. For the right-brained child, school represents a particular harsh dose of reality, which can often bring about severe behavioral changes in your child. Many times, the only draw that school has, for the kinds of children I work with, is that they get to once again reunite with their friends. Beyond that, there is usually only suffering implied by the beginning of school. Right-brained children almost always have issues sleeping, and their fears can many times be more intense, than […]

The Truth About Dyslexia

By |August 9th, 2013|

Dyslexia is primarily a gift. A person with dyslexia is always thinking in images and is gifted in the arena of visual spatial intelligence. When they are young, they are almost too good at rotating objects mentally in space, and do this with words, as well as images. The result is that words look different from the way non-dyslexic people observe them. The dyslexic child also has an incredible imagination, and can create whole internal worlds in their minds, which are oftentimes, so real to them, that they can get lost in those vivid lifelike daydreams. When the dyslexic person […]

Why we are seeing so much more Autism

By |August 6th, 2013|

Autism is definitely on a meteoric rise. Autism, actually resides, on the extreme right end of the learning spectrum. Most of us have the gene for autism, buried somewhere in our genes, and with most people, it will never emerge. However, I remember a time, some thirty years ago, when autism was called Kanners Syndrome, and was considered to occur in about 1 in 5,000,000 people. It is certainly true that there were many Autistic people that were labeled as something else, but it is also unquestionably true, that in the last 5 or 10 years, autism rates have increased […]