Getting Started 2e – Learning Readiness Test 2
Lesson 2 – Tests for Auditory and Tactile Levels 1&2 of Brain Organization
Do the following with your student.
1 – Of a sudden, create a LOUD Noise. How does your student react?
If he has a ‘reflex’ response, meaning he cowers or looks to see from whence the sound is coming or has big eyes and a surprised and perhaps stunned look – he and you are in good shape. If not, Hmm –perhaps you should check his hearing!
2 – This is a history check. Does your student have a history of consistent reactions to threatening sounds – such as thunder?
3 – Perform the whisper test.
From behind your student whisper extremely softly, with s-l-o-w-l-y increasing the whisper. Have your child notify you, as you test each ear when he can hear you.
If your child cannot hear with either ear at a level that you believe he should be able to hear, take him in for an ear check. Honestly, a BIG part of our educational problems is excessive milk product consumption which causes mucus and infections – especially in the ears. Thus, our young people do NOT receive all the auditory input they must in order to function at their potential. One of my own children missed kindergarten because his ears were clogged. After inserting tubes to allow drainage, his scholarship increased considerably. But, he missed a lot which set back his education for several years! So, CHECK THOSE EARS!!!
1 – Test for the Babinski Reflex and WHY it is important.
The Babinski reflex or plantar reflex is a reflex which occurs in infants when the sole of the foot is firmly stroked. By age two, the reflex should disappear. In children and adults, the appearance of the Babinski reflex is a sign of a neurological disorder which may affect the brain or spinal cord, and it usually precedes the development of more severe neurological symptoms. This makes the Babinski reflex a useful diagnostic tool.
Demonstration and Further Explanation of the Babinski Response