Recent Articles

When the “Different” Learner Meets Cursive

When the “Different” Learner Meets Cursive

by Kate Gladstone, author of READ CURSIVE FAST Most folks today don’t write in cursive. Some people never even pick up a pen or pencil. Writing in cursive has become rare — yet reading cursive remains an important life skill, whenever: family members still use cursive, or even send greeting cards that use cursive fonts: […]

05/07/2021 | By More
Temple Grandin shares 4 tips on how to deal with sensory overload in children with autism

Temple Grandin shares 4 tips on how to deal with sensory overload in children with autism

Temple Grandin was nonverbal until the age of four. Today, she is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, and one of the leading authorities on livestock facility design, as well as an autism awareness advocate.  Temple Grandin shares 4 tips on how to deal with sensory overload. 1. Allow protective gear like […]

04/30/2021 | By More
Kids Can’t Wait: Strategies to Support Struggling Readers

Kids Can’t Wait: Strategies to Support Struggling Readers

By Kyle Redford – YCDC Education Editor Strategies to Support Struggling Readers Which Don’t Require a Ph.D. in Neuropsychology I have a confession to make.  It involves a basic failure on my behalf.  What’s worse, my failure impacted students whom I care deeply about: students with dyslexia and other language-based learning challenges. It involved waiting […]

04/19/2021 | By More
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