Unlike speaking and listening, reading is not a hard-wired human ability. It needs to be explicitly taught, but its complexities are often taken for granted. This is not so for parents of children who struggle with the process, however. What can we do as parents to develop proficient readers at home? And what happens when these things don't work? Read the advice from Dr. Paula Tallal, world-recognized authority on language-learning disabilities.
Test your attentional skills by reading this article about attention! Find out which types there are, how it can be improved, and whether you can make it through a few paragraphs without thinking about your next vacation.
Teachers may perceive learners with any of these struggles as not trying, not paying attention, or being disruptive. In fact, what’s happening is that they try to pay attention but can’t follow what’s being said. Here, we summarize Dr. Martha Burns' presentation on the latest research on ADD, dyslexia and auditory processing disorder, and how they overlap in surprising ways.
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) is known to affect approximately 11% of school-aged children, and new research into ADHD indicates that fidgeting may help students learn better. Learn more about how to incorporate movement in your classroom to help your students.
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.
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? Find out more about how you can help children who have undergone chemotherapy treatments and are struggling in school.
Is 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!
Attentional problems in students have increased over the last few years and these problems can create significant learning challenges for students. What are some alternatives to medication in treating ADD and other attentional problems?
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.
When students at ACS Cobham International School (UK) got iPads, Richard Harrold saw an opportunity. As a lower (elementary) school assistant principal at the school, he had been hearing glowing reports from other educators about students using iPads and seeing remarkable gains. Were the gains real? This is what he found out.