My Elbert: Neurodiversity and Neurodiscernment

MY ELBERT: EVERYONE LEARNS BETTER EMBRACING REVOLUTIONARY TEACHING IS The first Specialized Online Coaching Curriculum.  I’ve spent the last 25 years perfecting an alternative, holistic approach to correcting learning differences, including, but not limited to, Dyslexia and Neurodevelopmental differences (view  the “why” behind  My Elbert below …view program HERE).

The Problem: We are seeing children/adults digress with gulf-sized disconnect and low self-esteem. Each child/adult is multidimensional and ALL our systems and senses need to function equalized, activated, and balanced for learning to take place. The triune brain which is the neomammalian complex (RAS- aka neocortex), midbrain (pons- aka limbic system), and forebrain (thymus aka reptilian) is working on a downward function, which makes learning and thinking chaotic in the mind. People are using their mental and emotional bodies to learn, not their etherical body (etheric).

 

The Solution: When using the etherical body, ALL our faculties, systems, and senses will function equalized, activated, and balanced. The triune brain needs to be working in an upward function (no longer perform in a protective function). With a functional upward system, the child [or adult] can trust themselves and their gifts and learning uniquenesses through spiritual mindset with self-directed neuroplasticity through ABC’s and atonement meaning God awareness (eventually unity) through PYAM Daily. They’re offered the freedom arising from conditions within the brain, senses, or sense organs and not directly caused not by external stimuli but the knowing with-in themselves which is patience for understanding and trusting in their subjective, divergent mind.

Tendency for Interpersonal Victimhood (TIV) The new personality construct where people see themselves as victims is called the Tendency for Interpersonal Victimhood (ITV). Gabay and his team described it as “an ongoing feeling that the self is a victim, which is generalized across many kinds of relationships.” [Retrieved from https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/28600/20201210/tendency-interpersonal-victimhood-new-personality-construct-sees-oneself-victim.]

This has found that autistic people often experience stigma, which refers to negative attitudes and treatment from others. Because of that, some autistic people also have negative beliefs about themselves, which may affect their self-worth and mental health. While research suggests that autistic people use a range of strategies to manage stigma, the evidence is limited and mixed in terms of how helpful these strategies are. [Retrieved from https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aur.2652?fbclid=IwAR0XrgbAj_R3H-eVy3xgrBxuHRw_ZMQbVYML1CRyJbTvK3qkeo8jN7gecls]  

Personality and Individual Differences

Another Recent Study uncovers the “Tendency for Interpersonal Victimhood”: A new personality construct has been defined that describes people who persistently [see water /S/ and earth /i/ above plus overexcitabilites and hypersensitivities in NTN PART I] themselves as victims within interpersonal conflicts such as learning differences leading to added onto intergenerational anger and shame.

Murphy and Zajonc (1993) affirmed a previous finding that positive and negative affective responses “can be evoked with minimal stimulus input and virtually no cognitive processing” (p. 723). They further found that when affective network response is elicited outside of conscious awareness, brain response is diffuse and a specific location cannot be specified. For example, there is research has suggested, for example, that middle school students with learning disabilities typically view academic situations as threatening, even exhibiting physiological stress responses upon entering a room where they will be asked to read. While more successful readers tend to show mild anxiety when asked to read aloud, students with a history of reading difficulties show elevated heart rates and other indicators of stress even before being given instructions. Retrieved from http://udltheorypractice.cast.org/login;jsessionid=92AF352DFCA11108F569D12B76428804#note-25].

“The phenomenon, called “naive realism,” leads people to believe that they should have the final word on the world around them.” Their reality is in a delusional sate due to overwhelming anger (hatred, deceit, fear) and shame (grief, guilt, fear) that can create disequilibrium of all states of consciousness. For instance, “The emotion is a direct avenue to explain a spiritual truth. Likewise, “draw away the mind from its grief… “later noting that ‘we ought not to grieve for those whom we see to be set free, and we bear in mind that so many holy souls are, not without a purpose, at this time loosed from the chains of the body’ (1.67). ” Written by Rt. Revd. Prof Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe HERE, tretieved from https://neurosciencenews.com/native-realism-neuroscience-20789/?fbclid=IwAR3wdSo0DiJg2eBVGrViXe5TuXnoqlLqUx6UNs6fgfS_Yq4hzUrK60lka3c.

According to Fr. Stephen Freeman, acknowledging our emptiness and brokenness, our failures and weakness, is an exercise in confronting shame. It can be quite painful – something we either avoid or cover over with self-loathing. Shame is not self-loathing. Indeed, the energy behind our self-loathing is simply pride (ϕιλαυτία). Self-loathing is consumed with the self and driven by its unwillingness to be that person. Bearing our shame is the willingness to acknowledge the truth of ourselves and our lives as a simple fact, without protest or promise of reform. It is enduring the simple fact of our lives, how we live them, how we fail, how we really do not love God or others, etc. It is not an exercise in comparative failure – it does not matter whether our weakness is similar to anyone else’s. Such comparisons are merely another exercise in self-justification, an avoidance of the fact, the shame, of our lives. ‘ Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God. [Ps. 110:1.]’ Hebrews 12:2 [see discernment of Justice- NTN Part 1]

SHAME– ASUNETOS (Strong’s #801 — Adjective — asunetos — as-oon’-ay-tos ) “without understanding or discernment” (a, negative, sunetos, “intelligent, understanding”), is translated without understanding” in Matthew 15:16 : Mark 7:18; Romans 1:31; 10:19 , RV, “void of understanding” (AV, “foolish”); in Romans 1:21 , RV, “senseless” (AV, “foolish”). Note: In my experience those who have the most shame have suppressed anger; as well, has strong evaluative skills for feelings and future which are not sunetos and based on synthesizing facts, forms and functions.

The weary need disernment upon their ego state

What is discernment?

Definition of discernment. 1 : the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure : skill in discerning. 2 : an act of perceiving or discerning something. SEE GRAPH BELOW CALLED GOD’S PERCEPTION

*ARAS being the SUPEREGO (Woe To Meekness & Justice) understand and fear (awe-filled reverence and profound respect) of the Lord [“…with behavior that is a credit to the summons to God’s service, living as becomes you] with complete lowliness [in heart]: of mind (humility) and meekness (unselfishness, gentleness, mildness), with patience, bearing with one another and making allowances because you love one another. Ephesians 4:2 AMPC Note: SHAME– ASUNETOS (Strong’s #801 — Adjective — asunetos — as-oon’-ay-tos ) “without understanding or discernment(a, negative, sunetos, “intelligent, understanding”), is translated without understanding” in Matthew 15:16 : Mark 7:18; Romans 1:31; 10:19 , RV, “void of understanding” (AV, “foolish”); in Romans 1:21 , RV, “senseless” (AV, “foolish”). synetós (an adjective, derived from 4920 /syníēmi, “to understand by synthesizing”) – properly, “personal” understanding that results from correlating facts (concepts), i.e. as understanding works in keeping with one’s own perspective properly, without comprehension; foolish because incoherent (failing to “put facts together “).

What is discernment meekness? (Divine Love)

Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls. [Jer. 6:16.] Matthew 11:29 AMPC Lowliness of heart and mind are indispensable in our approach to our Heavenly Father and our hope of receiving revelation and sanctification. “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves” (Philippians 2:3). AND [Jesus] said to His disciples, Temptations (snares, traps set to entice to sin) are sure to come, but woe to him by or through whom they come! Luke 17:1 AMPC Rejoice and exult in hope; be steadfast and patient in suffering and tribulation; be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12 AMPC Note: Meeknessis an attribute of human nature and behavior that has been defined as an amalgam of righteousness, inner humility, and patience. Meekness is essentially an attitude or quality of heart whereby a person is willing to accept and submit without resistance to the will and desire of someone else. [Retrieved from https://www.regent.edu/journal/inner-resources-for-leaders/spiritual-meekness-a-virtue-for-christian-leaders/].

Basically: Discernment of Meekness- Gentleness

rids deceit and anger, acting in resentment

by releasing unto trust believing in the Love with trust

lovingkindeness, complete joy (see Mercy)

What is discernment of justice? (Divine Honor)

Definition of discernment. 1 : the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is just, especially by the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited rewards or punishments The administration of law, especially the establishment or determination of rights according to the rules of law or equity The quality of being just, impartial or fair, and when to seek forgiveness of others. The maintenance or administration of of His justice: “Jesus responded, not just by picking out two commandments at random. He cited one commandment that pertains directly to man in relationship with His God: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” He said, “This is the first and great commandment.” Mathew 22″34-40.

Basically: Discernment of Justice- Greatness

rids guilt (despair) and shame, acting in disrespect or deceit

by despising releasing unto believing in the Love of peace-loving

complete faithfulness (see Grace.)

Psyche would be the ego conditioned individual’ “mind

wherein what one is as a person via ontological training

from family, culture, religion, education etc. which that” …is an ego states- they are an adaptation to various life circumstances, rather than innate states of being. Sometimes a person becomes stuck in an ego state, or finds that an ego state is no longer beneficial. A child abuse victim, for example, might get stuck in the role of frightened child. Dr. Charles Stanley states, “It is simply [with meekness] dwelling in God’s s presence without any visual or verbal distractions. He encourages believers to just sit in a dark and quiet room with the Lord.” “Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him.” “We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength.” Charles Stanley, preacher of His Word- The Gospels. [Retrieved from https://quotestats.com/topic/charles-stanley-quotes/]. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart (power-joy-pons), and with all thy soul (energy-bliss-thymus), and with all thy mind (power-joy-pons) and strength (body-delight-ras-gut). Mathew 22:37-39

 

…What is the best way to support those with Neurodevelopmental disorders or Neurodiversity in later onset

I find the best support includes understanding the impact that a negative social environment, aka learning with trauma, has on those who have a neurodiversity, or as I prefer to say “neurodifferent”. My program, My Elbert, was developed to help those who feel weak and weary due to being neurodifferent including those working with them. Mainly, I help others to succeed and employ a positive attitude towards learning and learning environment. Instead of allowing shame and anger to overwhelm the learner, I focus on bringing in positive emotions and teaching methods for instance observing when they are needing calm delight. As well, help the learner with their learning difference and change their brain with self-directed neuroplasticity [flexibility and adaptability] and atonement. I support students with mixed: My Elbert enrichment along with literacy intervention, and tutoring online classes. These classes/sessions stem from a hybrid of elements and methods from Montessori- life domains and development with observation, Nouthetic Counseling- theology, evangelism, behavioral sciences , and Orton-Gillingham methods- practice of reading in research.  I developed this program due to my own experience and being labeled severely learning disabled.  As well as, I would like to share I little about myself, I have a Neurodiversity in Auditory, Visual and Vestibular as well a Neurodivergency which had made me weak and weary over the span of my life. Basically, I struggled with anger/shame due to LD (view My Story Of Dyslexia: HERE and ask about my RESUME!)

According to Mark Briscoe, Jesus experienced anger and grief. His anger was a righteous anger for it had selfless reasons. He experienced grief when Lazarus died but not for Lazarus but for the people who loved Lazarus. He knew he would raise Lazarus. But looking at the people who wept he was grieved. And you find the shortest verse in the Bible. “Jesus wept.” He didnt feel shame or guilt for they imply He would have sinned.

     Paul says that God has written a certain knowledge of His laws on every human heart [Rom. 2:14-15], and experience confirms this.  But conscience can be misinformed, or conditioned to regard evil as good, or become seared and dull through repeated sin [1 Tim. 4:2].  The judgments of conscience are only to be received as God’s voice when they match God’s own truth and law in Scripture.  The conscience must be … educated to

judge

scripturally

     Superstition  or scruple may lead a person to count as sinful an action that according to God’s word is not sinful.  But for such a “weak” conscience [Rom. 14:1-2; 1 Cor. 8:7, 12;]  to go against itself and do what it mistakenly judges to be wrong would be sin [Rom. 14:23].  Those whose conscience is “weak” should never be pressed to do what destroys their good conscience.  What is judged as being “good” or “bad, “right” or wrong” and not the attitude of as “trying my best” which is given in grace. Check out where we process “good or bad”: [Retrived from https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6940253740784373760].

In this particular ancient tradition, anger, or any passion for that matter, is not an appropriate motivation for any action….Of course one must act, personally and politically, in whatever ways are possible and appropriate to make the world a better place, but not with anger burning in your heart.  Anger blinds and deafens.  Anger keeps us from thinking clearly and from paying attention to and loving the human beings in our presence right now.  Anger drives away the Holy Spirit and consistently leads us to say and do things we later regret.  Anger is not the way. We need to give the heart a way out of itself. This goes back to the idea of opening the heart to others. If you want to get out of the trap of anger or resentment, of bitterness, of depression, a key starting point is to find ways to serve another person, because when you really serve someone else, when you offer genuine compassion to another suffering person, the heart does not have time to be bitter, does not have time to loathe or to hold onto energies. Retrieved from: http://udltheorypractice.cast.org/reading?5&loc=chapter2.xml_l1969929l ; https://www.ancientfaith.com/specials/eastern_orthodoxy_and_mysticism/orthodoxy_and_mysticism_part_3_qa; https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/prayingintherain/some_thoughts_on_anger)

‘Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. ‘  1 Peter 2:1

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Published by Tricia Cook, MEd., Online Dyslexia and Behavioral Interventionist, RSP, AA O-G Tutor & Montessorian

My interest is in helping parents and teachers to understand learning and behavioral challenges and to love learning again. I graduated from Auburn in ECE in 1998. I have been a Montessori teacher here in Birmingham for almost 12 years and have lived in Birmingham for the past 19 years. As an early childhood teacher, I want continue to grow and develop as a constant learner. In 2012, I graduated from Secondary Education with a P-12 Reading Specialist certification the University of Alabama. As a Reading Specialist, I train on diversity and literacy development; I have a specialized knowledge of assessment and diagnosis that is vital for developing, implementing, and evaluating your literacy and neurodiversity behavioral, character development programing. Also, I have varying experiences designing instruction and environments for Montessori and Non-Montessori (OSR-Pre-K) environments. Therefore, I can consult for any environment or setting! In 2013, I attained my highly qualified status in ECE and Reading. In 2013, I also got my Orton-Gillingham AA tutor certification. I currently tutor full-time along with consulting. I have actually been tutoring since 2003. Along with other independent tutoring/interventionist experiences, I have brought dozens of students from an emergent to an advanced reading level! In addition to tutoring, I have provided the reading strengths and needs of my students and share that information to classroom teachers, parents, specialized teachers, and other stakeholders.  Lastly, I have also been a trainer/presenter, since 2008 and really enjoy this aspect of my career. As an experienced trainer, I have trained on many topics including: literacy (the five components), classroom management, positive discipline, diversity character development, Montessori Philosophy, policies and procedures, child development, and Alabama's Pre-k. Take note: Schools and families are desperately looking for an alternative type of affordable multi-sensory, hands-on, and interesting instruction. Currently, I am training and interested in writing on the following topics: A Comparison of Pre-K to Kindergarten; Adolescent Literacy (7th+); Assessment; Developing Readers; Children’s Literature; Classroom Management Techniques; Comprehension; Montessori Philosophy; Environmental Print & Early Writing; Family Attachment; Language and Literacy; Outdoor Classroom; Poetry Writing (7th+); Positive Guidance; Fine-motor Development; Cursive Writing; Creative Writing; Comprehension: Study Skills/Test Taking Strategies; Morphology; Phonics Instruction; Diversity Education; Neurodiversity Education; HandWriting; Reading Strategies; Best Practices P-12. Thank you, Tricia Cook, MEd., RSP, AOG; https://linktr.ee/tcooktutor

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