Six Forms of Human Intelligence (and Learning)

In 2012 Glenn Doman, Douglas Doman, and Bruce Hagy wrote Fit Baby, Smart Baby, Your Baby: From birth to age six.

According to the authors there are six different and interrelated (and at times obviously very interdependent) formsĀ of human intelligence: auditory, manual, mobility (to which I add proprioceptivity), language, vision, and tactile.

Now perhaps learning stops in childhood in many of these forms of intelligence, but perhaps it is better to consider them as ongoing tasks for lifelong learning. Many developmental steps are skipped as we grow and learn. Some are perhaps unnecessary for a happy and productive life. Often we skip steps when we accomplish our various tasks of learning; crawling, walking, skipping, jumping, running, handling the environment, learning to read, mathematics, social skills, etc. When we skip steps some learning, skills, or mastery may be forever beyond us.

Most of us walk, many of us walk pretty well. However, most of us walk pretty nearly the same way we did when we were one, two, or three years old. We haven’t improved. We have never conceived of a reason to improve upon it. If it works don’t fix it, you might say. Well what if learning to walk many ways would help your aches and pains all the way from knees to neck to headaches. What if such learning and exploring help you learn and master other forms of intelligence (or business, or relationships) as reviewed in one of my 04/15/13 post. What if other forms of learning depend on all the others. Wouldn’t we want to dabble in learning in all the many realms?

What if there were ways to recapture some of those steps and offer ourselves further growth, learning, and mastery. Body and Movement Repatterning certainly help.

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