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To parents with children with ADD or ADHD.                1-1-11

I think Dr Daniel Amen is the most knowledgeable doctor on

ADD.  My favorite book of his is, “Magnificent Mind at any Age.”

You can buy it on Amazon for $14.00.  Dr. Annibali works for Dr.

Amen in his Virginia Clinic and the link is for his webinar. Kristen E.

Dr Annibali’s recent presentation on ADD was very revealing. He will be doing a follow up webinar on the 31st of January, so please be on the look out for notifications from us.

In anticipation of this event, we have made his replay available again for another week, as well as handouts, DVDs and CDs of his presentation. Simply go to our site:, click on the banner that says “2011 Kick off Webinar Replay Marathon,” and scroll down to locate the banner with his picture on it.

As a reminder, Dr Amen’s package, Magnificent Mind At Any Age (including his New York Times bestseller by the same title), along with a couple of our brain health webinar series are also available at a discount (follow links provided).

You might also want to take a look at the numerous comments and questions (and answers given by Dr Annibali) on the topic.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Be sure to let your friends and family know about this wonderful resource.


Cheri Plett
Building Strength Webinars

Click on link below for a Spelling Fact Sheets /IDA:

10 Years of Brain Imaging Research Shows The Brain Reads Sound By Sound

A dyslexia research team at Yale University’s Center for Learning and Attention lead by Dr. Sally Shaywitz has found a window on the brain through a new imaging technique called functional MRI. These medical scientists have identified parts of the brain used in reading. By observing the flow of oxygen-rich blood to working brain cells, they have found that people who know how to sound out words can rapidly process what they see. This information has shed new light on dyslexia and how to help dyslexics.
When readers are asked to imagine “cat” without the “kah” sound, they readily summon “at.” The MRI photographs show their brains lighting up like pinball machines. When the brain gets it, the light bulbs really do go on. However, the brains of people who can’t sound out words often look different on MRI pictures. There is less blood flow to the language centers of the brain and, in some cases, not much activity evident at all. Scientist’s are not sure why this is or what it means. But simply put, without the ability to sound out words, the brain is stumped.
Basically this research seems to be saying that the brain learns to read the same way it learns to talk, one sound at a time. When babies first learn to talk they may slowly say one sound at a time. Once they get the hang of it, they speed up. Our brain becomes adept at processing and our experience is that of hearing words but actually our brain is processing sounds (phonemes) and putting them together so we hear words. When we read the same process is in operation. Our brain is processing one sound at a time but we perceive it as a whole word. In good readers, the process is so fast it appears that they are reading whole words but in fact they are converting the letters on the written page into sounds. The brain then recognizes groups of sounds as words.