We were able to test the two young people who had been told they have learning disabilities.
There is a challenge in that label, since it is generally deduced from the behavior or academic challenges of the students. When a child is declared to be LD, that is generally not the result of neuro-imaging. Thus, it constitutes an assumption, not a diagnosis.
We did two different protocols with the girl and the boy. For both we did the two international standard baseline exercises. And we did a reading pre-test and an oral math pre-test. From there we differentiated.
For the girl, I did a lengthy transition from soul to spirit and had her do a spirit only exercise, then did a spirit led reading and math test.
For the boy, we did a very short version of the transition from soul to spirit, then went directly to the reading and math tests.
For the girl’s test, both parents were in the room. For the boy’s test, it was just me in front of him and Megan at the computer.
The boy’s EEG was a mess. In the baseline protocols, the graphs were wildly scrambled, just like we saw with Don in Odessa. This is when both volunteers were thinking gentle, pleasant thoughts, with no task to solve. They chose their own thoughts and even then, the brain was massively desynchronized.
Having seen two EEGs that look more or less the same in this area, I am cautiously saying we have loose profile of what certain kinds of LD might look like in the brain.
The girl’s resting brainwaves looked very normal except for one small pattern which occurred from time to time which I have seen before in other EEGs. That creates a problem. Either she is not LD, or, some of the other people I tested were, and they didn’t know it.
My hunch is that it is the latter. I don’t know what that small glitch is about, but it would be interesting to retest one of the adults who we know has shown this problem in the past and to run a range of different brain activities to see if we can make it surface again when they are thinking specific thoughts, then make it go away when they think thoughts that don’t use that sector of the “hard drive.”
Let me say it a different way. IF that pattern indicates a region of the brain that is not able to do a particular task, the glitch is quite limited in its impact. The adults who we tested who showed that pattern are all high functioning and have no clue that anyone would consider them to have a brain glitch.
Clearly it is a small thing, if it is brain glitches at all. They can do 99% of their life with ease, but one kind of thought runs through the bad sector.
Going back to the girl: there was no significant aberration in her brain waves (that an amateur can see!) when she did either of the pre-tests. When we asked her to do the one spirit activity, it was clear that her spirit is immense due to what her parents have been doing with her, and it was glad to be in charge.
When it came to reading, the EEG was markedly smoother when she was reading with her spirit. This was a rather simplistic test, so we don’t know whether she read better with her spirit, or faster, or had higher comprehension. We just know that the brain pattern looked better after she was instructed to use her spirit.
There was no appreciable increase in her math skills and only a minor change in her EEG during the post-test.
For the boy, I did the short version of calling the spirit to the front, but even so, there was a marked improvement in his reading ability. His math scores in the post-test were considerably worse than in the pre-test and the EEG didn’t show anything dramatic.
So where do we go from here?
Well, the fact that both had improvement in reading and not math was quite fascinating. It doesn’t quite fit my presuppositions to accept that the spirit is not able to do math, although quite a few kids over the years have, in fact, advanced the theory that math came from hell itself.
There is certainly room to explore more of what is going on with math, the brain and the human spirit, but it isn’t at the top of my To Do List.
The fact that the boy with the obvious brain glitches did measurably better at reading after the most superficial engagement of his spirit, strongly suggests that there is something worth pursuing here.
But what intrigues me most of all is the fact that the girl, who I don’t think has LD, also improved when reading with her spirit.
It suggests that whether you are LD or normal, perhaps most of the brain activities we do are better done under the direction of the spirit, than the soul.
Both of these kids have had some modest ministry to their spirits. Neither had this kind of work done in the womb. It would be interesting to test a child who had extensive work on his spirit both in the womb and in early childhood, and is labeled LD.
Unless, of course, there are none!
Copyright August 2012 by Arthur Burk