THE LEFT HEMISPHERE
The left hemisphere controls writing and movement of the right side of the body. The left hemisphere is usually dominant in language and tasks involving symbolic reasoning.
THE CORPUS CALLOSUM
The corpus callosum permits the exchange of information between the two hemispheres.
THE RIGHT HEMISPHERE
The right hemisphere controls touch and movement of the left side of the body and is typically superior at nonverbal, visual, and spatial tasks.
PICTURE OF A
Left Brain kid
This is a child that is usually very academic because the language and sequencing skills are predominantly in the left brain. They can be obsessive about a particular subject and know all of the facts about that subject. They are very analytical and rigid in their routines and don't like change. They often can not see another person's perspective and do not read body language well. Therefore it is a struggle to make friends and they are often reclusive. They are generally not athletic and would rather play Lego than soccer. This child is usually identifiable by their lack of social skills and behavioral issues.
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Right Brain Kid
This is a child that is very easy going and social. These kids operate by feel; how they feel, and how others feel. They are very good at reading body language and situations, therefore they usually make friends well. They are very unstructured and often are daydreamers. They struggle academically because they are not linear thinkers and lack sequencing and phonological skills needed for reading, math, and success in school. They are usually very good athletes. This child is typically identified by their academic struggles.
Before I start receiving a flood of emails of examples and arguments of left brain dominant kids that are great baseball or soccer players, or right brain dominant kids that are great at math, remember MY rule...