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 PI HALL OF FAME

Emmanuel (1999) N/A
Wagner (2000)N/A
Edward (2009)
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Jeremy (2009) VIDEO
Alexia (2009) VIDEO
Christina (2009) VIDEO
Juan (2009) VIDEO
Briana (2009) VIDEO
Sena (2009) VIDEO
Tiger (2010) VIDEO
Isaiah (2010) VIDEO
Kyra (2011) VIDEO
Jacob (2012) VIDEO
Alexandrina (2013) VIDEO
Moywa (2013) VIDEO
Cory (2012) VIDEO
Richard (2012) N/A
James (2011) VIDEO
Desmond (2012) VIDEO
Leland (2013) VIDEO
Suzzanne (2013) VIDEO
Cole (2013) VIDEO
Michalie (2013)
Mason (2013) VIDEO
Susan (2013)
Bethany (2013) VIDEO
Ashton (2013) VIDEO
Antoin (2013) VIDEO
Abigail  (2013) VIDEO
Vincent (2013) video
George (2014) video
Wayne (2014) video
Hadassa (2014) video
Rashad (2014) video
Candace (2014) video
Abbie (2014) video

Insanity - Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Albert Einstein

"Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason." 
Leonardo da Vinci 

note - Both Einstein and DaVinci were dyslexic.

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75+ PI Readers Identified as of 4/29/17
(31 with videos!!   Scroll down to PI Hall of Fame in left column)

*Important! If you, or anyone you know, is dyslexic and has found that Print Inversion has worked, please share with us in The Guestbook . We appreciate your feedback!

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Print Inverted Reading is the ability to make sense out of text when viewed upside-down and backward. To some extent, all good readers can do this if they try. Teachers, for example, train themselves to read upside-down, thus making it easier for themselves when working with their students. 

But a true PI reader cannot read in the conventional way. He, or she can only read successfully when the print is viewed upside- down. If you've never seen this before, then it is truly amazing to watch. Please watch this video before you go on:

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Okay! Now how can this be?

To begin to explain this, we have to go back to High School Physics and Biology. The eye is much like a camera. An image comes through the lense and is projected on the retina, but this image is upside-down, or inverted. It is the brain's job to sort out and make sense of the image entering through the eye.

Here's an explanation from Bill Nye, the Science Guy:

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Most doctors agree that newborn babies see everything upside down for a period of time  - but no one really knows for how long. 

At what point does the baby's brain "flip the image over"? 

Suppose, for some reason, it doesn't happen and the baby simply adapts to seeing things inverted. Perhaps the baby's brain continues to view the world interchangeably - upside-down or right-side-up depending on what s/he is viewing. Could this be the "gift" that gave Leonardo da Vinci, Einstein and Thomas Edison their incredible intellectual abilities?

What happens if a child continues to view the world in this unique way and it goes unrecognized? What happens when the child enters kindergarten or first grade and his teachers attempt, with all good intentions, to force him to read in the "normal" way?

Without recognition and encouragement by the parent and the teacher the child may never figure out what his or her brain is doing differently, and s/he will eventually be labeled learning disabled or possibly even dyslexic.

Watch the video below to hear what R.J. and his parents had to go through for the 1st five years of his school career:

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An easy way to determine if a child is a PI reader is to simply present him or her with a random list of upper and lower case letters to name. (See Simple PI Test). You should time the child and record how many correct responses are given. Then re-administer the test upside down and compare the results. If the child does significantly better naming the letters upside down, then chances are s/he is a PI reader. Here is Isaiah taking his test:

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The video in the link below is of a very bright and eager child who could not name the letters of the alphabet upon entering first grade. I simply turned the test book upside down and the difference is obvious.  Click the link below to see the first video.

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Not only do PI kids read upside down, but many actually write upside-down, too. This boy was the product of the public school system and came to me with the diagnosis of DYSLEXIA. Supposedly, he could not read, write or spell all. This video was taken after he started tutoring sessions  with me.....

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