The idea that cognitive skills can be improved — and that IQ is not fixed — is a relatively new concept in education. Here’s a breakdown of the four main cognitive skills you’ll see in students, and how to improve them.
In this post, a veteran Fast ForWord provider explains how the exercises in Fast ForWord work to improve auditory processing speed -- plus, she offers advice on what to do when your child, student or client begins to struggle on the most challenging exercises: Sky Gym and Jumper Gym. If you have experience with successful strategies too, share in the comments!
Are you about to meet your child's teacher for the first time? Do you have a Parent-Teacher conference coming up? Here is a checklist of tips to help you stay in communication with your child's teacher for the upcoming school year. Use these ideas to get the year started on a good foot.
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.
All too often, teachers give little attention to the cognitive skills of writing. That’s a shame, because cognitive skills are the building blocks upon which writing depends.
Find out how children around the world are rewiring their brains to overcome 'insurmountable' language and reading problems.
Why is it that some children learn to read faster than other children, and what foundational skills can be strengthened to improve a child’s ability to read?
The stronger the pathways in the brain, the easier it becomes for a child to learn and retain information. How will your child stay sharp over the summer?