Wholistic problem solving is a meta-cognitive problem solving approach that directly teaches the neurological systems and processes utilized to solve problems so that an individual can better utilize their natural neurological skills to solve problems.
Over the coming weeks I am going to attempt to make regular posts to address questions about the system . The first question I'd like to address is the name. No, it is not spelled wrong. The spelling is intentional. Since the approach involves thinking about problems from a meta-cognitive, whole brain, body and interpersonal perspective I have dubbed it Wholistic Problem Solving. I have chosen the word Wholistic because I wanted to draw parallels and connection between my program and the humanistic philosophies that form the core belief system of any educator who believes in educating the Whole Child. I am also aware that Wholistic is not technically a word, but I felt it truly expresses my particular slant on the understanding, education and my disability. The word ‘whole’ means everything, a total being. The word ‘hole’ means a dug out part of the ground. To me the word Wholistic, is derived from the word whole. To me that means that my method seeks to impart a total understanding of everything that is involved in problem solving. The word Holistic looks like it is derived from the word ‘hole’. Though I know it is not, my dyslexic mind cannot wrap it’s self around why it would be written in a way that seems to mean derived from a process of making holes? So when I first wrote out the name, I guess you could say I spelt it wrong, but I like my misspelling better than the word that is actually in use right now. Regardless, I was excited that I could give my unique program a unique name.