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Why Can't I Learn


ISBN: 978-952-7388-04-4

This book is published in E-book format

The writer: Veli Laurinsalo

Publisher: V. Laurinsalo T:mi


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Table of contents

Why doesn't the child learn?. 7

A Little History. 8

Learning difficulties. 9

How do learning difficulties occur?. 9

Do the drugs help?. 11

When is learning a "problem"?. 12

Symptoms of learning difficulties. 14

Where do learning and concentration difficulties come from?. 18

Difficult cases for doctors. 20

Waiting for normal development?. 21

Learning difficulties and society. 23

Early stages of development and learning. 27

What Disrupts or Prevents Child Development?. 34

Disorders of language development, Dysphasia. 36

The structure of the brain. 39

Brain training. 58

Memory. 60

The Workstation Hippocampus. 61




Left - Right ,does the side matter?. 68

Preferred Foot 73

Conductivity of the left eye. 73

Reading difficulties, slow reading, memory problems. 74

Differences in hearing, left - right auditory dominances. 76

How and when does laterality develop?. 76

Alcohol causes fetal damage. 79

Senses and body automations. 82

Functioning and effects of the reflex system.. 89

The reflex transmission process: primitive reflexes=> adult reflexes. 93

Migraine-type headaches in children. 99

Bed-wetting. 100

Primitive Reflexes in practice. 101

Sucking and swallowing reflex. 101

Search reflex (Rooting Reflex). 103

Babkin reflex (hand-mouth reflex). 104

Babinski and Plantar reflexes. 104

Palmar-reflex. 105

Walking reflex. 106

Moro reflex. 107

Galant reflex. 110

TLR, Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex. 110

ATNR, Asymmetric Tonic Neck Reflex. 111

STN Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex. 117

Landau-reflex. 120

Secondary or adult reflexes. 121

Side, Front and Rear protection reflexes. 122

Turning Reflexes. 122


Segmental Rolling Reflex. 123

Protecting reflexes in the auditory system.. 123

Reflex system training and rehabilitation. 126

Cross Pattern Movements. 128

Crawling and creeping. 129

The difference of contralateral and ipslateral  nervous conections. 135

The balance mechanism and its effects on learning. 137

Balance training. 140

Function of hearing and its effects on learning. 140

Hearing development and problems. 142

Progression of ear infection. 145

Auditory dyslexia. 148

Hearing loss at particular areas. 150

Hearing hypersensitivity. 151

Hearing balance problems, Left Ear Dominance. 153

Impact of hearing problems in practice. 159

Rehabilitation of hearing. 159

An example of treating learning disabilities with auditory training ADT (Auditory Discrimination Training) 161

Dysphasia, treatment of speech and sound disorders with hearing activation therapy. 161

Central nervous system hyperactivity and hypersensitivity hearing. 165

Special groups. 167

Autism... 167

Night Wetting.. 170

Tinnitus. 171

Senses of smell and taste. 176

Visual sense. 178

Color vision problems. 183

Light sensitivity. 183

Light quality and learning. 184

Light and vitamins. 185

Light and hormone balance. 185

Sensory function of touch. 186

Attenuated sense of pain. 189

Hypersensitive tactile sensory system.. 189

Sensation of temperatures. 190

Interaction between the senses. 191

Psychological effects of learning and concentration problems. 193

Child at school age: 194

Young in vocational studies. 195

Working age. 196

The role of nutrition in learning. 199

Beverages. 199

Sugar-based soft drinks. 200

Energydrinks. 201

Can milk cause symptoms of ADHD?. 202

Then, what should we drink, eat or avoid in order to improve our ability to learn?. 202

Additives. 204

Coffee, tea and other stimulants. 208

Minerals. 209

Fatty acids. 210

Vitamins. 211

Logic and logical reasoning. 216

Stress friend or enemy?. 218

Stress Impair memory. 218

Stress shrinks the brain. 219

Stress damages the brain and even changes the genomes. 219

Stress weakens the brain's message network. 220

The physiological effects of increased stress on the body include for example: 220

Stress Model 221

Neural Stress. 225

Stress affects also hearing. 227

Stress in childhood prevents brain growth. 227

Emotions affect stress. 228

Rehabilitation of learning disabilities. 229

Neuropsychological rehabilitation. 230

Occupatioman therapy. 230

Learning kinesology. 230

Neurophysiological Rehabilitation, Sensomotor Research and Exercises. 231

Sources of knowledge. 233

Sensomotorisk Centrum i Mjölby. 233

INPP, The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology. 234

Baltic Dyslexia Research Lab ApS Ltd, Danmark. 235

Vision & Conceptual Development Center, Washington DC, USA.. 236

Sensomotor Center in Helsinki, Finland. 236

Adult learning difficulties and their rehabilitation. 237

Hidden learning problems for girls / women. 240

Rehabilitation Stories. 243

Scientific studies. 244

Studies conducted in Finland: Follow-up study of a dysphasia boy 1997-1998. 245

Follow-up study of dysphasia class 2000-2001. 246

Effectiveness study of dyslexia rehabilitation in Finland 2004-2006. 250

Study of the New Vision School, Minneapolis in the United States during the 1997/98 school year. 252

Survey of the Effects of Auditory Practice in England. 262

Effects of replicating primary-reflex movements on spesific reading difficulties in children: a randomised, double-blind, controlled trial: 263


Afterword. 269

Used concepts. 270



The author Veli Laurinsalo


Trained for example by:

Peter Blythe, The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology (INPP), Chester, England;

Kjeld Johansen, Baltic Dyslexia Research Lab, Danmark,

Harry Wachs, The Vision and Conceptual Development Center, Washington DC, USA

Steen Aalberg &Steen Saust, Kraskin&Skeffington Institute, Danmark

Håkan Calsson, Sensomotorisk Centrum i Mjölby, Sweden

University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland (Auditory researcher studies)

Uppsala University, Sweden: BBA


Other books and material associated to this book:

FinnSenso Training Program, comprehensive practical training manual about how you can cure the issues behind learning and concentration problems.


Training Carts, separate carts from exercises, useful with teachers practical work.

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