Supporting Students With Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Can Magnify School is hard. Day to day interactions and experiences can inspire and compound a learner’s anxiety. Students have to ascertain how to navigate the different personalities they encounter among teachers and students on a daily basis. They need to...

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Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

A Healthy Sleep Routine Matters Over the past few months I have prepared food, wrapped it, and mistakenly deposited it right in the trash can instead of the refrigerator. I have set aside cash in an envelope only to scour the house a few minutes later looking for it...

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Brain Change and Potential for Growth

Can the Brain Change? At Gemm Learning we often refer to brain plasticity when speaking to families. It is the reason our software has been so effective as well as the inspiration for its creation. Miriam-Webster defines neuroplasticity or brain plasticity as the...

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Michael Merzenich Wins the Kavli Prize

Co-founder of Fast ForWord Honored For Work on Neuroplasticity Michael Merzenich, co-founder of Fast ForWord, has won the $1 million Kavli Prize in Neuroscience. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, which administers the prize, announced earlier this month...

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An Overview of Neurofeedback Treatment Options

Neurofeedback Treatment Options for Learning Difficulties One of the more intriguing therapy options available for learning difficulties--ADHD and ASD in particular--is neurofeedback treatment, sometimes called EEG Biofeedback. It has been around for quite a long time...

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Neuroplasticity (or Brain Plasticity) Is Real

Before neuroplasticity, or brain plasticity, was discovered, early psychologists, psychiatrists, and educational professionals were baffled by the existence of learning disabilities such as auditory processing disorder (APD), dyslexia and ADHD. For many years, such...

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