Back to School, Back to Homework 25 Tips to Help Your Student Succeed This Year Transitioning from a summer of sleeping in, playing all day and staying up late, to a strict school regime with homework and tests is tough for anyone. Factor in things like ADHD, multiple extracurricular
Third grade teacher Alyssa Call got a bit of a shock when she returned to her classroom in the fall and saw the test scores of her students. She had taught several of the children the year before, as a second grade teacher, and she knew their scores had fallen
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
October 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