2016 is here already! Learn how advances in neuroscience, social psychology, and technology combine to reshape the educational landscape in our predictions for trends in general and special education.
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.
November is Bilingual Education Awareness Month!
Ever wondered what age is best to learn a new language? Or whether bilinguals "think" in both languages simultaneously? Discover how bilingualism improves executive function, what the latest research is on the critical period for language learning, and whether learning a new language raises IQ.
How can conversations help close the achievement gap? What types of conversations are most beneficial? Find out how you can implement strategies in your classroom starting today that can help boost learning for all your students.
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 is executive function? What skills does it include? Learn more from Grace Wardhana, our guest blog author, as she explains executive function skills and why they are important in your younger learners. She also describes some interventions that you can use with your learners to help them build these critical skills.
As you return to school this fall, do you have an increasing number of English language learners (ELL) in your class, school or district? During our recent webinar, "Build the ELL Brain", Dr. Martha Burns discusses how the ELL brain develops and what interventions can help with English language development. Take a look at the questions that Dr. Burns fielded at the end of the webinar and see if you can pinpoint students that you can help this year!
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.