The role of neuroscience in education, by Loren Leclezio MSc (Med) in neuroscience

Brain plasticity is arguably one of the most exciting concepts in the field of neuroscience over the past 40 years. It refers to the revolutionary discovery that the brain can change itself, and with the right stimulation and intervention Continue reading

How to Tell When Neuroscience-Based Programmes are Well-Developed, by Martha Burns, Ph.D

I am sure you have noticed that there are many technology programmes out there that claim to “build,” or improve your brain function. Every week I receive emails from companies advertising brain games that promise to train attention and memory skills.
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The Benefits of Downtime: Why Learners’ Brains Need a Break by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

A friend of mine once described her brain as a washing machine, tumbling and tossing the requests and information that hit her at work from every direction. Many people I know feel the same way—overwhelmed by the onslaught of knowledge and to-dos that accompany the always-on  Continue reading

Four Myths About Learning Disabilities, by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

Learning disabilities can be tough to talk about and even tougher to understand. Some parents and educators prefer to call them learning differences in order to avoid negative labeling that can affect self-esteem. Regardless of what we choose to call them, learning differences or disabilities are frequently misunderstood.

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Why Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) are Hard to Spot, by Martha Burns, Ph.D

Does this ever happen to you? You ask your child to do something simple, and he or she says, “huh?”  For example, you might say something like, “Chris, time to get ready for school: go upstairs, get your shoes, grab your homework (we worked really hard on that last night) and shut your window because it looks like rain.” And your child acts as though he didn’t hear a word.

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