Executive Function - The Foundation for School Readiness

Sep 29, 2015 by Grace Wardhana
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What is executive function?  What skills does it include?executive function skills  Learn more from Grace Wardhana, our guest blog author, as she explains executive function skills and why they are important in your younger learners.  She also describes some interventions that you can use with your learners to help them build these critical skills.

New Research Shows How to Minimize Side Effects of Chemo

Aug 4, 2015 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
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What effects does chemotherapy have on learning, memory and attention?  Childhood cancer cure rates are higher than ever but what impact does chemotherapy have on student achievement? Chemotherapy and Fast ForWordFind out more about how you can help children who have undergone chemotherapy treatments and are struggling in school.  

Path Out of Poverty? Education Plus Neuroscience

Jul 14, 2015 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
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Research has indicated children who are raised in poverty are at a possible disadvantage for academic success.  How can this cycle be broken?  poverty neuroscienceRead more from Dr. Martha Burns on how poverty can affect cognitive functions and what solutions are available to help mitigate its long term effects.

Parent Checklist: Is My Child At-Risk for Learning Issues?

Jun 2, 2015 by Kristina Collins
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parent checklistIs your child at-risk for academic or learning issues? Take a look at this checklist to see if your child struggles in any of these areas.  Summer is the ideal time to help your child get ahead in these areas before next school year!

Can Auditory Training in Babies Impact Speech and Language Development?

May 12, 2015 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP
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babies and language connectionNew research indicates that babies' brains can be trained to discriminate sounds, which are the building blocks of language. Could this lead to better cognitive and language skills later on in life?

When Test Scores Go Up, Do Cognitive Skills Increase?

Dec 2, 2014 by Norene Wiesen
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The amount of attention schools devote to improving standardized test scores is controversial. A new study by John Gabrieli at MIT is shedding some light on what’s not being measured. The results are food for thought.

Fast ForWord® at Home Scholarship

Oct 28, 2014 by Joanne Gouaux
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Fast ForWord at Home ScholarshipDo you have a struggling reader at home, or know someone who does? For the first time, BrainPro is offering a scholarship for Fast ForWord. The recipient will be able to work on the Fast ForWord exercises free of charge for 4 months, with support from a trained BrainPro consultant. 

10 Questions to Ask Your Child’s Teacher This Year (Don’t Forget Cognitive Skills!)

Sep 2, 2014 by Norene Wiesen
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It’s back to school…again! Your child is getting to know a new teacher and facing a host of new expectations. How can you be sure that you are prepared to help your child get the most from this school year? Getting the answers to these questions can help.

5 Things You Might Not Know About English Language Learners

May 27, 2014 by Norene Wiesen
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English Language Learners ELLsIt’s no secret that the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the United States is booming. By 2025, nearly one out of every four public school students is expected to be an English learner. What do you know about this skyrocketing student population?

The Benefits of Downtime: Why Learners’ Brains Need a Break

Dec 17, 2013 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP
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With so much to do and so little learning time in a school year—fitting in downtime is easier said than done. That’s unfortunate, because research shows that time off-task is important for proper brain function and health.

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