Posts Tagged ‘cognitive development’

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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Back to school Tips for Parents of Kids and Teens with ADHD

For the parents of children with attention struggles, September can bring a host of anxiety for the entire family. Children and teens with ADHD may struggle with homework, test-taking, making friends, grades and even behaving in the classroom. All of these things can impact confidence and even with medication, the struggles can still be overwhelming.…

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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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Back to School Special

According to a study conducted by the Department of Education, one in five kids struggle learning educational content.  Of those, 80% are directly linked to weak cognitive skills – the skills the brain uses to think, read, remember, pay attention and process information efficiently enough to be successful. If your child is one of the…

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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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