This is Your Child's Brain on TV

Mar 22, 2016 by Kristina Birdsong
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Seventy-five years after television was first introduced to American homes, we are just starting to realize its impact on learning and the brain.  But is TV the true culprit? Or is the real issue what's NOT happening during TV time? Read more about the risks of too much TV on the brain. 

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?

Nearly 20 Years Later, What Have We Learned From Hart and Risley?

Feb 3, 2015 by Norene Wiesen
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Early language experienceIn 1995, research by Betty Hart and Todd R. Risley revealed how differences in early language experience fuel the achievement gap in our nation’s schools. It’s been almost two decades, so why haven’t we made more progress?  We interviewed Dr. Steve Miller to find out.

Overcoming Language and Reading Problems: The Promise of Brain Plasticity

Sep 11, 2013 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
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Find out how children around the world are rewiring their brains to overcome 'insurmountable' language and reading problems.

The Motor-Cognitive Connection: Early Fine Motor Skills as an Indicator of Future Success

Apr 19, 2012 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
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We generally don’t consider motor skills development in babies to be an essential element of cognitive development.  But is such thinking holding learners and educators back?

The Mirror Neuron System

Feb 21, 2012 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
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Did you know that there’s a part of the brain devoted to “doing” that starts wiring itself early in development through imitation of the movements and sounds of others? Find out how it works, and the role it plays in early learning.

Separating Brain Fact from Brain Fiction: Debunking a Few Neuroscience Myths

Sep 1, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
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Is it true that we only use 10% of our brains? Find out here, and read more myths about neuroscience and the brain.

Connecting the Dots Between Infant Temperament and Future Success

Aug 18, 2011 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
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Infant temperament has long been thought of as innate, but could some aspects be environmental? Read more from Dr. Martha Burns.

Left vs. Right: What Your Brain Hemispheres Are Really Up To

Jul 12, 2011 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
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Is the right side of your brain really more creative?  Read about right brain vs. left brain research and how views have changed since early studies.

Bilingual Babies: Language Delay or Learning Advantage?

May 3, 2011 by Cory Armes, M.Ed.
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Do bilingual babies have stronger cognitive skills than their non-bilingual counterparts? Find out, and learn how you can easily build your child’s bilingual skills at home.

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