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Finding Solutions to a Serious National Problem

Finding Solutions to a Serious National Problem

 “Half of the incoming freshmen at our business schools are now being required to take a basic course in writing because they cannot write a presentable letter or report or proposal.” When David McCullough, twice Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, learned of this situation, he called it “a serious […]

04/09/2021 | By More
Working Memory, the Predictor of Learning

Working Memory, the Predictor of Learning

by Geoff Nixon | Dec 12, 2020 Working Memory Improves IQ and Attentiveness Most children are not getting the right kind of memory practice.  Long term memory is improved by tests – rote memorization, but it’s working memory that impacts IQ and learning capability, making it far more important Working memory is defined by the NIH as the retention of a […]

04/04/2021 | By More
The Benefits of Play in Cognitive Development

The Benefits of Play in Cognitive Development

Editor’s note: While it may seem like a simple idea, play is fundamental to forming trust-based relationships. Play permeates the TBRI empowering, connecting, and correcting principles and as Dr. Purvis once said: “Play disarms fear, builds connectedness, and teaches social skills and competencies for life.” We’ve recently received a few questions about the benefits of […]

03/29/2021 | By More
Even Older Kids Should Have Time to Read in Class

Even Older Kids Should Have Time to Read in Class

If the goal is to develop lifelong readers, students need time in class to practice—and learn to enjoy—reading. By Sarah Gonser  February 26, 2021 When Marilyn Pryle, a teacher in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, began scheduling silent reading time for her ninth- and 10th-grade students during the first 10 minutes of each class, it became “one […]

03/21/2021 | By More
Life Skills That Make a Difference

Life Skills That Make a Difference

By Jonathan Cohen, Ph.D. and Eve Kessler, Esq. Social, emotional, and ethical literacy may be more important than academic skills when it comes to achieving happiness and success • As a parent you can help your child develop competencies in those areas • Use your child’s evaluation as a tool to improve in areas other […]

03/13/2021 | By More
Phonological Awareness Training: Overcoming the Hurdle to Success

Phonological Awareness Training: Overcoming the Hurdle to Success

March 4, 2021 by Brainspring It is not uncommon for kids in the early stages of learning to read to have difficulty blending (combining sounds) and segmenting (separating) sounds. This is an early hurdle in reading development but a necessary component of learning to read and spell. Developing a robust phonological awareness foundation is critical to […]

03/05/2021 | By More
Opera Singer Keith Harris Discusses Life with Dyslexia in Online Event on March 4 2021

Opera Singer Keith Harris Discusses Life with Dyslexia in Online Event on March 4 2021

Putney, VT— The Landmark College Center for Neurodiversity will host an online discussion with opera singer Keith Harris on Thursday, March 4 2021 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.   Harris’s presentation, entitled “The Gift of Dyslexia,” combines music with a message of inspiration and hope that draws from his 2019 book, The Odds Against: Finding the […]

02/28/2021 | By More
How to Help Autistic Students Navigate a Turbulent School Year

How to Help Autistic Students Navigate a Turbulent School Year

Autistic students may need additional support to cope with the changing routines and shifts between distance and in-person learning. The Covid-19 pandemic has created numerous challenges for students, educators, parents, and community members. Unfortunately, these challenges could lead to increased achievement gaps in our most at-risk populations. The shift in school settings, the dependency on […]

02/17/2021 | By More
For Teens Knee-Deep In Negativity, Reframing Thoughts Can Help

For Teens Knee-Deep In Negativity, Reframing Thoughts Can Help

 (Jenn Liv for NPR) “Why didn’t she text me back yet? She doesn’t like me anymore!” “There’s no way I’m trying out for the team. I suck at basketball” “It’s not fair that I have a curfew!” Sound familiar? Parents of tweens and teens often shrug off such anxious and gloomy thinking as normal irritability […]

02/15/2021 | By More
Dyslexia Research Center Online Shop

Dyslexia Research Center Online Shop

Check out our online dyslexia and dyscalculia shop for educational tools like Mathe4matics and Letters2Words card games, and the EasyReading Card. http://dyslexics.com   Also featured in our online shop is Dyslexia-Dyscalculia!?, a publication authored by Dr. Astrid Kopp-Duller and Dr. Livia R. Pailer-Duller, which describes the necessity of intervention on a didactic level.  

02/04/2021 | By More