We will now introduce you to Dermatoglyphics technique in brief:
- Dermatoglyphics (from ancient Greek derma = skin, glyph = carving) is the scientific study of fingerprints. The term was coined by Dr. Harold Cummins, the father of American fingerprint analysis. The process of fingerprint identification had been used for several hundred years now.
- Scientists researched skin ridge patterns and established that the fingerprint patterns actually develop in the womb and are fully formed by the fourth month of pregnancy.
- The main thrust of scientific Dermatoglyphics research has been directed into genetic research and the diagnosis of chromosomal defects. Over the last thirty years or so, more than four thousand medical research papers have been written on the significance of skin-ridge patterns!
- Significant investigations have been carried out into the Dermatoglyphics indicators of congenital heart disease, cancer, intestinal disorders, A lzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, autism as well as other forms of mental illnesses. Most of this research has only been published in International medical journals.
About Multiple Intelligence Theory:
- As you are aware, a common , yet faulty method of checking the intelligence level of a child is an IQ test. However it uses only language, maths and logic as a base to find the IQ level. It completely overlooks talents in areas like sports, music, art forms, communication etc.
- The theory of multiple intelligence was proposed by Howard Gardner in 1983 to more accurately define the concept of intelligence and to address the question whether methods which claim to measure intelligence are truly scientific. In his conception , a child who masters multiplication easily is not necessarily more intelligent overall than a child who struggles to do so. The second child may be stronger in an other kin d of intelligence
Prof Howard Gardner Is :
- Senior Director at Harvard, Professor of Cognition and Education
- Author of more than 20 books, Most famous being one on “Multiple
Intelligences” called “Frames o f Mind”
- Has 26 Honorary degrees & was selected in “Top 100 Influential Thinkers
in the World”
After years of extensive research he defined 8 intelligences. The multiple intelligences he defined are
- The ability to think in pictures and visualize future results
- The ability to imagine things in your mind’s eye
- The ability to perceive spatial information
- Those with strong spatial intelligence are often proficient at solving puzzles. This intelligence is high in artists, photographers, pilots, painters and architects.
- The ability to read, write, and communicate with words
- The ability to use language to express one’s thoughts and to understand other people orally or in writing
- They tend to learn best by reading, taking notes, listening to lectures, and discussion and debate.
- This intelligence is high in writers, lawyers, philosophers, journalists, politicians and teachers.
- The ability to distinguish among an individual’s own feelings, to accurate mental models of themselves, and use them to make decisions about life.
- The capacity to know one’s self, Careers which suit those with this intelligence include philosophers, psychologists, theologians, writers and scientists.
- The ability to reason and calculate
- Enables individuals to use and appreciate abstract relations
- The ability to manipulate numbers, quantities, operations, etc.
- Many scientists, mathematicians, engineers, doctors and economists function in this level of intelligences.
- Allows one to distinguish among, classify, and use features of the environment
- The ability to discriminate among living things and to see patterns in the natural world
- Careers which suit those with this intelligence include wild Life Photographer, naturalists, conservationists, gardeners and farmers.
- Enables individuals to recognize and make distinctions among others’ feelings and intentions
- The ability to work effectively with others and display empathy
- Careers which suit those with this intelligence include politicians, managers, teachers, and social workers.
- Allows individuals to use all or part of one’s body to create products, solve problems, or present ideas and emotions.
- Using the body in highly differentiated ways for expressive, recreational, or goal directed purposes
- People who have this intelligence usually enjoy acting or performing, and in general they are good at building and making things.
- Careers which suit those with this intelligence include athletes, dancers, actors, surgeons, builders and soldiers.
- The ability to create, communicate, and understand meanings made out of sound, the ability to compose music, to sing, and to keep rhythm & the ability to hear music, tones, and larger musical patterns.
- Since there is a strong auditory component to this intelligence, they learn best via lecture. They will often use songs or rhythms to learn and memorize information, and may work best with music playing in the background.
- Careers which suit those with this intelligence include instrumentalists, singers, disc-jockeys, and composers.
As you know, the Indian education system, focuses more on cramming information in the minds of our children, rather than giving them true knowledge, which they can use to shape a successful career. Our system also overlooks the specific learning needs of each child, who is unique, resulting in immense stress.
Shockingly, above 12,000 students commit suicides in India due to exam related stress. This number is alarming and makes us wonder where our system is going wrong!!!!!!!
You, as parents need to take an active role in understanding the special intrinsic potential of your child, and design suitable learning methods around your child needs. DMI Assessment technique has been developed by scientists and research experts from World renowned universities and is based on knowledge from Genetics, Embryology, Dermatoglyphics, Psychology and Neuroscience.
DMI Test will reveal following information about your child
- Intrinsic potential
- Multiple Intelligence Distribution
- Dominant and Preferred Learning Style
- Learning Communication Character
- Allocation of various abilities
- Psychological & Planning Capability
- Learning Sensitivity
- Innate Work – Management style
Learning styles are various approaches or ways of learning. They involve educating methods, particular to an individual that are presumed to allow that individual to learn best. Most people favor some particular method of interacting with, and processing information.
The 3 Main Learning Styles Are
Typical ways in which learners having different styles react:
|To teach something||Write instructions||Explain verbally||Demonstrate|
|Tend to say||I see what you mean||I hear what you are saying||I know how you feel|
|Tend to say||Show me||Tell me||Let me try|
|Learning a new skill||Watch what the teacher is doing||Talk through with the teacher||Like to give it a try and work it out|
|Find it easiest to remember||Faces||Names||Things done|
|When meeting with an old friend||Say “it’s great to see you!”||Say “it’s great to hear your voice!”||Give them a hug or a handshake|