Computer Brain Training Research Surprise

Scientists doubt claims from computer-based brain-training games. Physical exercise cited to increase cognitive functioning. Louis Weissman, the CEO of The Learning Breakthrough Program responded to the October findings by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Stanford Center on Longevity concerning the limitations of commercial computer-based brain training programs (such as Lumosity etc.) to improve…

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common misperceptions about adhd

Common Misperceptions About ADHD

Despite being a highly common disorder, ADHD is widely misunderstood by the general public. Those who don’t understand what ADHD is or the symptoms that are typically associated with the disorder often label children with ADHD as “troublemakers”. Whether negative public perception of ADHD is a result of laziness or stubbornness, these common misperceptions about…

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social difficulties that result from dyslexia

Social Difficulties that Result from Dyslexia

Children with dyslexia face many obvious academic challenges, particularly as they pertain to reading, spelling, and writing. Dyslexic children face additional emotional difficulties, such as anger, anxiety, and depression. However, the negative impacts of the disorder cannot be discussed without examining the social difficulties that result from dyslexia as well. Because dyslexic children have such…

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Help Your ADHD Child Build Social Skills

Help Your ADHD Child Build Social Skills

The symptoms of ADHD – hyperactivity, inattention, impulsivity, and immaturity – can make social interactions for children with ADHD very difficult. Without a refined ability to read social cues, your child might find him or herself constantly interrupting others, unable to listen, unwilling to share, invading others’ personal space and otherwise alienating their peers. This,…

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school-based dyslexia treatments

School-Based Dyslexia Treatments

In a recent post, a few popular dyslexia treatments were discussed, among them phonics training, the Slingerland Method, and vestibular training like the Learning Breakthrough Program. However, there are also many school-based dyslexia treatments of which parents should be aware in order to maximize their child’s chances for educational success. There is no drug treatment…

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