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A Miricle

Evening Chronicle News Desk.

A Miracle has happened to me thanks to the staff of the Belsay Unit.

Campus for ageing and Vitality.

My Miracle after only Three Days.

Short summary of my problems were Difficulty breathing, needing help to stand up from a chair or getting out of bed. Using furniture to move around Nine times falling backwards, breaking my wrist in one of the falls.

First thanks to Prof Dr Sayer for arranging all the required tests, including her thorough examinations.

Secondly Physiotherapist Julia Williamson for jointly designing the exercises returning me to full mobility in a very short time at the age of 78 it is indeed a miracle.

Stage 1: – 20th Aug There are three stages to recovery; first is static balance, followed by mobility balance. The third is putting the exercises into practice.

Julia explained, ‘we can work together working out the exercises but you are the only one to put them into practice. You will have to work very hard for the rewards.’

Stage 2: – 21st Sept I practiced the movements many times on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning. 23rd Sept this created a feeling; I want to go for a walk I had struggled having no confidence.

I left home saying I will only walk for 15 minutes then return. I expected about 100 yards each way. Instead of slowing down my pace increased, after only 5 minutes and kept on increasing by the fifteen minutes turnaround time I had walked a quarter of a mile.. The return distance took only 10 minutes for the quarter of a mile. 25 minutes is a slow pace for half a mile. I also returned breathing normally, full of energy not exhausted. Reduced a magnolia bush from 12 feet high to six feet high, filling a bin with the cuttings.

Friday got out of bed with no stiffness in any of my muscles. Continuing with the exercises and walking I have walked over 9 ½ miles plus driven 250miles over a weekend break. At 78 this is indeed a miracle a completely new life. No drugs required.

This treatment can easily be developed for Fibro myalgia and ME because they both depend on muscle use.  I hope a way can be found to put all the demonstrations on three CDs representing the three stages. For the benefit of millions of sufferers, or a documentary made. Contact me Ray Johnson.



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Progression from Quill Pen to Computer.

By Ray Johnson

In the days of the quill pen children all had to use the same writing tool. Some had to struggle with spelling. Because they were word blind, then the great and the good said use a dictionary. If you can’t spell in the first place you can’t use a dictionary.

Moving to modern writing aids called a computer. With its built-in spellchecker which gives a list of possible words to choose from. It is like mana from heaven to the dyslexic helping to level the playing field with spelling, but does not solve all the problems that dyslexic persons have.

All the children should be allowed to use the tools on the computer after all they are taught to use a computer in schools for when they leave school to enter the workplace.

By not allowing using the spellchecker you are penalizing and depriving the dyslexic person of a great aide.

Allowing everyone the same chance does not mean it is compulsory to use it, it means it is available if required.

From Ray

Ps spread this to all newspapers Worldwide to do a lot of butt kicking.

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I have set up two new groups for dyslexic suffers to be able to communicate with each other anywhere in the world using Dyslexic language no spell checking just write. It is the first words we learn and use I have been using it for seventy eight years.

Now I wil right in dyslexic please donot use strong language when you write to others and no relidgeious slurs. it is expected that we all muzt use academic English at all times. Each and every trade or occupation has its own genre and that is used to comunigate with outher.

I look forward to welcomming you to the groups and reading your entries and questions come and join it is all FREE !!!!

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there are questions within each scenario


Starting with children 3+ nursery age check if your child does the following

Starts trying to colour to a line then scribbles all over the rest and other pages.

Some time ago I wrote in my blog babies communicating without words this came from a question how do I cope I have no younger brothers or sisters so have had no experience with a baby. Different signs or movements indicated like or dislike one of the movement’s very clearly indicted dislike as if scribbling.

Drawing shapes to colour two very thin lines then scribbling all over.  Parental view! Loosing of temper through total frustration, now approach from a different view let her watch you draw some larger letters cut them out telling her it is her name to stick on her bedroom door. Ask her to pick the colours for each letter and colour them in her best colouring and then blue-tac onto the door in order. The benefits; colouring there will be a big improvement in her standard as you apply each letter she will see her name building up with letter shapes and it has been a lot of fun without tears then do letter cut outs for things in her room forming the word door draws each time show her how to make the letter shapes for them to colour in then do them closer to gather to form word shapes it helps her to understand that letter shapes make word shapes.  Parental view! You be the judge. Please leave a comment

You will have a bond with your child talk to them at every opportunity everything you see where ever you are before they can talk then they will trust your information and try to copy you some time at night you will hear them practicing the sounds before they go to sleep very quickly learning to talk then start reading bedtime stories using finger pointing to the words then building to your child doing the pointing. Please leave a comment

Going to nursery school happy to go until one day starts crying. Parent reaction you have to go without finding out the reason I asked her what was the problem her answer, ‘Nobody listens to me, My Mam the Teacher the Dinner lady.’ ‘Fine we have been great friends all along I will listen’ ‘Ok but don’t tell mam.’ What was bothering her was a boy taking her coat off her peg and throwing her coat and her shoes away. Tell him to stop or you will tell grandad and he was in the army and he will box your ears. Next day going to school skipping and dancing the boy took her coat off her peg then she said, ‘If you throw it away again my Granddad will put your ears in a box.’

After that, everything was fine it payed to listen. Please leave your comments.

If there is a problem not getting dressed and there is always a last minute rush, ask them what is wrong and listen to their answers or reasons don’t just rush in too cause confrontation. any points they bring up take up the point and ask them how they would deal with it. Eventually you will get to the bottom of the problems and then you can start to help them.   Please leave your comments.


Just ask what is a syllable? Listen to their answer then ask them to show you how to turn this word Suppercalifragalasticexpallydoshous into syllables. If they have problems take any page of writing and turn it into syllables a very simple piece of work or is it. This is the building blocks of words with no basic there follows great difficulty. Now take a subject they like example space travel and the planets you will be amazed the difference in ability.

Test this for yourself.   Please leave your comments.

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I am passionately involved in the study of dyslexia. I was fortunately given the chance to join a writers group in 2010 there were three retired school teachers.

The chairman a retired head master and head of English. The process was everybody wrote a story and handed copies to all the other members and then read aloud to the group. I in due course read my story.  Then a lady member shouted I’m not even going to try to read this rubbish. The chairman shouted at her, ‘Say no more’ then asked, ‘if I was dyslexic?’  ‘Yes’.

From then on the whole group have worked with me teaching me how to edit my own and their work over a four and three quarter years I being the youngest at now 78. It took some time to understand the difference between reading the story and editing the story for others to be able to read.

Many questions arose over this period. One was the discussion on the length of a paragraph I found their paragraphs were too long and caused losing my place they found my paragraphs were too short but it did not affect the story. I wrote my book “Backs to the Wall 1939” Amazon kindle using writing techniques learned over the last four and three-quarter years. It is for Dyslexic children and adults over 12 years.

A conversation one day triggered off re-search into new-born babies communicating without speech another about two young sisters totally opposite then I applied my new knowledge many links clearly showed potential Dyslexia at two year old and later at school she came home with a story. My teacher can’t read this so I will read it to you a (retired teacher). there were at least 15 spellings wrong including Bcoz the point being she read the words correctly. I would like to verify this by testing others using a simple conversation. With the parents and children, the conversations could take place through Facebook or e-mails.

A research unit run by a dyslexic person is a possibility? A dyslexic person is a visionary person. Who can see each side and beyond the box. To see why and how things work

I have read many pamphlets and books on dyslexia, only to be disappointed that most of them are only interested in publishing statistics. That has no meaning for a dyslexic person who has difficulty with reading and comprehension.   Rather than working type Question and answer book of their particular problems produced by a re-search unit. I would appreciate your views. Good luck and Best wishes Ray.

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Backs to the wall 1939

Just to let you know my book Backs to the Wall 1939 is on special offer .99p at  Amazon kindle books, just type in the title. This offer ends on Monday 28 feb

As I explained I have studied dyslexia for the last four and three quarter years I am 78 this was in a writing group all the members are retired three were teachers one a head master in English. We all printed a copy for each member to follow and ad their critique. After reading my short story, one Person Said I am not going to attempt to even read this rubbish luckily for me the chairman shouted at her, then asked if I was dyslexic. I had to admit ‘yes’ as if it was a disease.

From then on wards the whole group had an input every week to correct my dyslexia

Take one or two problems each week  what was wrong and how to correct them then use in my next story.  Also asking my input into their work, offering me the chance to become treasurer I did by computerizing of the book keeping. Then Continued running the accounts for four years.

This book is based on readability by dyslexics anyone over age of 12. Paragraphing plays a big part. And does not detract from the story, I would appreciate other opinions and any comments.  I am observing from birth to find the origins of Dyslexia.because of the writing group I know what to look for and how to remedy them.

A great Quote   Show me the man that can spell every word in the dictionary And I will show you a fool  If you can’t do it, then you to must be dyslexic. Best wishes Ray.