Posts Tagged ‘brain training’

Dyslexia and Education

“Dyslexic kids still have to navigate a school system that isn’t set up for neuro-diversity.”  (from Cat Rodie, Code Read Dyslexia Network) Every year students diagnosed or suspected of having dyslexia enter a school system that is not set up to educate them.  Worse yet, when the student does begin to fall behind, their educational…

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BRAIN TRAINING IMPROVED ATTENTION BY 24 POINTS

BRAIN TRAINING IMPROVED ATTENTION BY 24 POINTS A long-term study published in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry found that extended use of stimulant medication was linked to suppressed adult height but did not reduce symptoms of ADHD. Tanya Mitchell, Chief Research Officer for LearningRx (www.LearningRx.com), Metro Learning Solution’s parent company, says that parents who are…

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Do Weak Cognitive Skills Contribute to Bullying?

Bullies tend to prey on kids who stand out or who struggle with social skills.  Oftentimes, the weak cognitive skills associated with several learning struggles (ADHD, dyslexia, general learning disability, for example) contribute to the perception of an individual being “different” or “weak” and can, in turn, contribute to being victimized. In some instances, especially…

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Why Brain Training?

Scientific research has proven that the brain, like almost every other function of the human body, has an ability to change.  In fact, the brain holds the capacity for a far greater ability to change than our bodies do. What does that mean for students (of any age)?  We used to believe that brain development…

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How to Improve Memory

Unfortunately, if you are reading this, you are human, and humans decline cognitively as they age.  Memory loss is the number one complaint.  There are a myriad of factors that contribute to this:  genetics, aging, medical conditions, diet and lifestyle. Age related cognitive decline is a proven, scientific fact, but there are ways to slow…

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Boosting Executive Function

Executive function encompasses all the skills an individual needs to navigate life successfully:  Typically, there are seven areas that impact people with Executive Function issues.  Those are: Self-awareness Inhibition Working memory Self-regulation Motivation Problem solving Cognitive development programs strengthen working memory, problem solving and often, as a result of intense training, the remaining areas are…

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ADHD/Executive Function Checklist

While all individuals are unique, and certain symptoms are more crucial at specific ages, nevertheless, there are some commonalities that indicate ADHD may be an issue for you or your child.  If you respond to a significant number of these (six or more), an evaluation from a professional may be indicated.  +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Check any of…

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Why Brain Training?

Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor Reviews Brain Training Results Even though he was wearing a helmet, Drew was in a bike accident and suffered a serious traumatic brain injury. After a month-long coma, his long recovery included a long hospital stay, physical and occupational therapies.  He and his wife, Emily, sought brain training to help with…

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Helping your Middle Schooler Have a Great Year!

Encourage participation. The more involved your child is in school and after-school activities, the more likely he or she will be to find friends, familiarity, and acceptance among different peer groups. Stay engaged. Parental engagement tends to drop off dramatically in middle school even though studies show it improves academic achievement. A study from the…

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Playing Fosters Reading

Look in on any preschool class and you will undoubtedly see kids playing in lots of different ways, but what they are really doing is learning the skills necessary to be successful readers.  Here are some things you can do at home to continue supporting your pre-reading child to give them the best boost they…

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