Why Kids Are Failing In The Learning Fundamentals

Are Tougher Standards Making It Harder For Children To Learn How To Learn? Children are getting less and less time to develop learning fundamentals. Successive waves of test result-driven accountability are pushing formal instruction into earlier and earlier grades,...

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The Value of Brain Training For Reading

The Value of Brain Training For Reading

When tutoring just isn’t enough to make a difference When a child has auditory processing disorder or language processing disorder parents will very often get specialist help and try to address the underlying deficit or delay. However, when confronted with a reading...

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The Power of Brain Plasticity

The Power of Brain Plasticity

Neuroplasticity: The Ability of the Brain to Change in Response to Stimuli Brain plasticity refers to fact that the brain is adaptive -- it self-organizes, meaning that if exercised appropriately it can adapt and change for the better. This new understanding of the...

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MIT Study Shows Learning Is Not Fixed

MIT Study Shows Learning Is Not Fixed

Regions of the Brain Can Change Function if Needed This article about a 2011 MIT study appeared recently in Science Daily: Conventional Wisdom Used To Be That The Brain Is Fixed In a landmark 1996 study of people blinded early in life, neuroscientists showed that the...

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The Brain That Changes Itself by Dr. Doidge

Norman Doidge, the author of The Brain that Changes Itself, has written about Mike Merzenich, one of the creators of the Fast ForWord family of programs. Fast ForWord Software On his website www.normandoidge.com this is what he has to say about Fast ForWord, Gemm...

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The Sugar and Learning Connection

The Sugar and Learning Connection

How sugar is affecting your child's learning Article by Nancy Guberti We are a product of what we eat and absorb. Food cravings and addictions are a real biomedical problem. One known food addiction is to sugar. Sugar and learning are connected.  Sugar can be a...

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