Ben’s Story: Intensive Intervention Helps a Young Boy on the Autism Spectrum Succeed

Jul 14, 2011 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

Read the story of Ben, an autistic boy whose life changed after using a computer-based intensive language and reading intervention now available to families as part of Fast ForWord Home.

The Need for Physically Active Learning

Jul 7, 2011 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Have you heard of “physically active learning”?  Find out how this new model integrating physical activity into classroom lessons can improve cognitive skills.

5 Paths To Brain Health: Tips From Dr. Paul Nussbaum

Jul 5, 2011 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

These brain health tips from clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Paul Nussbaum can help you keep your brain fit and healthy throughout your lifetime.

Limiting Young Children’s Screen Time for Long-Term Health

Jun 1, 2011 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
Limiting screen time is important for your child’s long term health. Learn ways to monitor screen time and enjoy more free time with your child.

Antidotes to Summer Brain Drain (Part 2): 5 Ways to Pull the Plug on Learning Loss

May 5, 2011 by Norene Wiesen

Worried about summer brain drain? Here are 5 ways to keep your child on track AND enjoy the summer.

Increasing Our Alertness to Caffeine Use in Ourselves and Our Children

Mar 18, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
What effect does caffeine have on your child’s developing brain? Read about positive and negative effects of caffeine, and why limiting your own caffeine consumption can significantly benefit your child.

4 Ways to Celebrate Brain Awareness Week 2011

Mar 14, 2011 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
Brain Awareness Week 2011 is here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to learn more about the brain and how the brain learns!  Here are 4 great ways to celebrate Brain Awareness Week both in the classroom and out.

Why Your Brain Loves Chocolate

Feb 10, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
Studies have shown that chocolate and love have similar effects on the brain, but what compounds in chocolate cause us to experience similar emotions?

How Much Sleep Do Children Need?

Feb 1, 2011 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
Sleep is a critical component of healthy childhood development and is essential health and well-being.  Is your child getting enough?

10 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

Dec 23, 2010 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
Holidays getting you down?  Here are 10 ideas from the Mayo Clinic for reducing holiday stress  and enjoying yourself more.