Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is March 13-19, 2017 The Special Needs Brain: Research That’s Changing How We Address Learning Struggles Every year, for one week in March, the Dana Foundation and its global partners launch Brain Awareness Week (BAW). The campaign’s goal is to “increase public awareness of
September is National ADHD Month New Report Suggests ADHD Learning Struggles Are Rooted in Clusters of Weak Cognitive Skills A new report is sharing some interesting findings that may help those suffering from learning struggles. Specifically, that training one specific skill—such as attention—isn’t enough because ADHD learning struggles may be
If you’re the parent to a special needs child, you probably don’t need to be told what your stressors are. But sometimes it helps to get tips that have worked for other parents. Here are some of our favorites. Involve your child in determining how you’ll get organized. For example,
It may seem premature to be weighing things like high school athletics and class rank before a child even enters kindergarten, but those are real factors for some parents who are considering “redshirting” their five-year-old. What is redshirting? Named for the sports-related concept of having athletes who are kept out
Lots of activities are good for your kid’s brain: music lessons, board games, learning a second language, puzzles, and personal brain training. But unstructured play has taken a back seat in our ever-busy, high-tech world. Remember hide-and-seek, dress-up, restaurant, bike rides, roller skating, building snowmen and making up dance routines?
There are a lot of misconceptions about the brain, and social media sometimes does more harm than good when it comes to perpetuating some of the untruths. Here are a few of the most commonly confused tidbits about the human brain. You’re either left-brained or right-brained. FALSE. This long-standing myth
We’ve seen examples of “old-fashioned” bullying since the TV made its appearance in the American household; the mean boy shoving the weaker child on the playground, or the rich girl making fun of the orphan dressed in rags. But modern bullying often takes the form of less obvious taunting, exclusion,
If you’re thinking of having your child’s learning skills assessed, there are a lot of choices. Read on to discover the difference between five of the more common types of tests to evaluate cognitive skills. Achievement assessments: These tests measure proficiency in specific subjects and can alert parents to holes