Reading & Dyslexia

Redshirting: Is your child ready for kindergarten?

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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

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Three Common Learning Disabilities

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Three Common Learning Disabilities (And Clues Your Child Has Been Trying to Work Around Them!)   The term “learning disability” can strike a chord of panic in parents. “But my child is smart! How can she have a learning disability?” is a common reaction. And the reality is, they’re right!

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POP QUIZ: How well do you know your teen’s brain?

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Understanding a teenager’s brain is as complicated as the cosmos. Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, you’re face to face with unchartered territory. But with the help of advancing technology, like the noninvasive fMRI, we learn more about this enigma every day. In fact, there’s so much

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Why “Free Play” Is Great For Your Kid’s Brain

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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?

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