Sheree A. Bradford-Lea (SABL)
Cartoonist, Provider of Happy Arts,
M.A. Psychology
'Cures for a
Crabby Day'
Left-Handed
Awareness Day Is
August 13th
Left-Handed
Learning Is A
Natural Thing

Welcome to The Latest Left-Handed Lowdown Newsletter!

The Left-Handed Lowdown was formed to examine old, incorrect information about left-handedness; examine new,
correct information; use the true information to give support and options; and share effective teaching tips.
A new Left-Handed Lowdown is published on this site about once a month.

This researched information is not only for the at least 1 in 8 wonderful people who are part of the left-handed group;
it is also to inform wonderful right-handed people. The Left-Handed Lowdown provides information hand over fist!

Interviews About
Left-Handed Learning

CBC Radio 91.5 FM 'All In A
Day' Interview

CHUO 89.1 FM 'Radioactive'
Program Interview

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on the  page, and will have
to be manually muted.
Haven't yet figured out how
to solve this autoplay
problem, but I'll keep trying!




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Is Anything Really Changing To Make Things Equal For left-Handed People?
Please note: Have fun, but don't copy. All cartoons, other artwork and content contained on this website are the creations of
Sheree Bradford-Lea, copyright 2018, for viewing enjoyment only, on this site only. For all inquiries please
Contact Me.
To some extent, yes. The recent Canadian law (Bill S-201) prohibiting discrimination based on genetic differences, making unequal treatment of
left-handed people an official human rights issue, proves this. But even in Canada it is still not yet the case that left-handed people are treated equally.

Left-handed children and adults do not have automatic access to left-handed tools, education that helps the left-handed learner, or respect for doing
things differently. At this point right-handed children and adults are given all of these basic human rights to tools, education and respect.
This inequality is so wrong.

It's important for left-handed people to be persistent, and speak up, even if it sometimes seems that no one is listening. People will listen,
and help!
Two examples of right-handed people who are being helpful are the teachers in these two videos. They teach to left-handed and right-handed learners,
and do a good job of it.

This first video is about cutting curves in metal with a piercing saw. Why does this matter? Because the very clever teacher talks (about 11 minutes in if you
don't want to see the whole video) about how cutting works in a different direction for left-handed and right-handed
people. It's way cool!

The second video is on
this web page, and in the video you can learn how to learn to play the spoons in under 10 minutes. Again, a clever teacher is
featured who recognizes that teaching is going to work differently for left-handed and right-handed people. CAN a person learn the spoons in under
10 minutes? I did, and before this would have said no way. One thing I found is that different sized spoons suit different people--I have small hands,
but preferred two soup spoons. A friend of mine likes the feel of tea spoons. I find spoon playing way cool fun now, because of this teacher.

So, times are changing. We just have to keep that change moving forward, and get rid of dinosaur-like, discriminatory attitudes like the one
in this cartoon.
I'm Ending This With A Fun Quiz I Found!
Contrary to folklore, right-handed people do not only use their left brain, and left-handed people do not only use their right brain. We all use
both sides,
and the two halves are connected by a system of nerves called the Corpus Callosum. How much of each side we use isn't as linked to handedness as
people like to believe, but does in general differ from person to person. This quiz is a fun way to get some insight into how much you are inclined to use
of your left brained abilities, and how much of your right brained abilities.
There are questions asked at the end of the quiz about gender, etc., and if you're comfortable answering them you can, but I can say that didn't answer
them, just skipped past them, and I still got my quiz results.