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Why some kids may not be “coming out of their shell”

I used to be a Social Shellfish. I was a very quiet kid, lurking around the fringe of most activities rather than joining in completely. Lurking was something I did well. And outside of school, I lurked at home. I was a hermit, accomplished lurker and recluse, somewhere near the murky seabed of the social order. In a way, this was exactly what I wanted. Before MLC and Johansen IAS therapies, I never felt lonely at school. Simply because I didn’t know the difference.

Many parents and teachers talk about helping kids to “come out of their shell”, like coaxing a timid, delicate Hermit Crab from its armour. With some kids, coaxing can have little or no effect. I was so quiet at school that I got sent to Guidance twice. Feeling that there was something “wrong” with me, but not knowing what it was or how to cope with it, I stonewalled their kindly attempts at helping me. 

What teachers possibly don’t consider is this:

The reason why Hermit Crabs have strong shells to hide inside is because many other animals want to eat them.

Remove the threat (perceived or otherwise), and the shell is no longer required. 

Some kids put up walls because of struggles with Learning Differences, such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia and Auditory Processing Disorder. Retained Reflexes/Neuro-developmental Delay can cause physical timidity and anxiety issues. Bullying is also a big problem which affects many kids.

I didn’t “come out of my shell” until I had help with problems caused by Auditory Processing Disorder and Retained Reflexes/Neuro-Developmental Delay.

By this time, I had nearly finished school. With my internal struggles resolved, engaging with the outside world made sense. For the first time, it was easy to talk to other people and make new friends. I could hold my own in arguments and was socially alert, no longer an easy target. Less stressed, my grades went up, and I had the energy for out-of-school activities with friends. I no longer just tried my best cope with school. I actually started to have fun. My last school year was definitely the best.

“Coming out of my shell” didn’t mean that I had lost a means of defending myself in social situations. Going to Johansen IAS and The Movement and Learning Centre Scotland, gave me the unscrambled hearing, mental wherewithal, and emotional balance to be on an even level with my age group. I was equal to challenges which I would previously have withdrawn from as a method of coping.

Sure, armour can protect you, but it also weighs you down. Many children (and adults) could benefit hugely from these therapies, which remove barriers to leading a happy, healthy life and unlock potential.




Retained Reflexes case study- with The Movement and Learning Centre Scotland – FREE Download!

PDF -The Movement and Learning Centre Scotland Ltd- A Case Study of therapy for Retained Reflexes

This FREE PDF download is a case study of therapy from MLC Scotland Ltd to resolve problems caused by Retained Reflexes. It briefly covers the progress and development I experienced with this therapy in the areas of balance, coordination and emotional stability.

Years on, my life feels so much easier. I’m doing things I never thought possible back then, and I’m just getting started! MLC Scotland unlocks the potential of children and adults being held back by Retained Reflexes.

This PDF is completely FREE! So if you know anyone you think this information would benefit, please share it! Print it, share the link, and click the FOLLOW button on at the side of the screen, and receive Gibberish Dictionary updates via email.

The aim of this website is to spread the knowledge of Retained Reflexes and MLC Scotland, and also its sister organisation, INPP Ltd. These organisations provide therapy for Retained Reflexes (also known as Neuro-Developmental Delay).

Auditory Processing Disorder and Johansen IAS therapy are also covered in FREE PDFs.

My goal as someone lucky enough to benefit from these therapies is to get as many people as possible to know that there are solutions out there for Retained Reflexes/Neuro-Developmental Delay and Auditory Processing Disorder. If it’s common knowledge, these therapies may become mainstream, widely available and funded by the NHS. Think how many kids like me that could help!

Please get sharing, and if I ever have the good fortune to meet you, I’ll give you a hug.

Jenny x


Life In Another Language: Auditory Processing Disorder – Free PDF case study

Life In Another Language : Auditory Processing Disorder, is a short, anecdotal account of what it feels like to be a kid with Auditory Processing Disorder.
This PDF file is FREE, so please don’t hesitate to share it with anyone who may find it useful!
View or Download it by clicking the link below.

Life in another language- Auditory Processing Disorder PDF

Free Downloadable Resources!

Hello! It’s been too long…..

Here is the first (of many) downloadable PDF resources. These will be available on the Download Resources page.

In these files I will cover Auditory Processing Disorder, Retained Reflexes/Neuro-Developmental Delay, and my experiences with Johansen IAS and MLC Scotland Ltd therapies.

I really hope you find these useful. And since these downloads are FREE, please don’t hesitate to share them.

This PDF is a BRIEF (6-page) summary of my experiences with Johansen IAS therapy, and the changes in my hearing over a 3-year period as it enabled me to process sound more clearly and efficiently. A more detailed version of this summary will be available for download soon.  

For now, happy reading.

Jenny x

Please click the link below to view the file.

BRIEF Summary of changes to hearing with Johansen IAS therapy


College starts back tomorrow

Posts here may become less frequent for a bit, since college term 3 starts tomorrow. I will probably be mentally bedraggled over the next 12 weeks or so and not have much free time for posts. I’ll do my best to keep this blog updated regularly though. It’s very important to me.

Now it’s time to charge my Personal Listening Device for tomorrow and go to bed. Since the college’s online system ate my password over the holidays, I don’t know what new class I will have.

Thank you! To everyone who has followed and read my blog so far. I hope that website and blog have been helpful as well as entertaining. And if anyone has ideas on how I could improve this site, please let me know. It would be much appreciated. x