Reading is a complex task that requires many parts of the brain. Learn what happens in the brain when you read and what you can do to build a reading-ready brain.
Back-to-school can be a stressful time for parents, educators and students alike. But is there "good" stress and "bad" stress? Find out 4 ways to counteract the effects of stress on learning for any at-risk learner who needs help this year.
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.
Lead poisoning can be a sneaky condition, coming on gradually and presenting itself like a learning disability. Learn what happens in the brain when it's exposed to lead and what can be done to reverse its ill effects.
What are 5 common myths surrounding dyslexia? Dr. Martha Burns uses recent research to debunk some of the commonly held myths about this misunderstood learning disorder.
It is Dyslexia Awareness Month! Have you wondered if dyslexia is a visual or auditory issue? Turns out it's a bit of both. Dr. Martha Burns explains the latest research on causes of dyslexia and what interventions can help.
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.
Research has indicated children who are raised in poverty are at a possible disadvantage for academic success. How can this cycle be broken? Read more from Dr. Martha Burns on how poverty can affect cognitive functions and what solutions are available to help mitigate its long term effects.
With 1 in 68 children being diagnosed with autism, what are some of the latest research findings on autism? What are some of the interventions that might be effective in children with autism? Take a look as Dr. Martha Burns explores 4 new research findings on autism.
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?