Category: Research & Fun Facts

Does Rhythm and Music Make Better Readers?

We’ve all seen them.  Dancing baby videos.  As soon as the music begins, away those chubby little legs go, jamming to the beat.  I dare you to look away from the irresistible cuteness.  You can’t do it, can you?   Whether that diaper-clad star of the show moves in time with the beat or not …

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Can we Predict Children’s Future Reading Ability?

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could predict which young children will grow to become strong readers and which ones will not?   And for those who struggle to read, wouldn’t it be nice if we could predict which struggling learners will improve their reading skills over time, with or without intervention?   Fukima Hoeft, …

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My Struggling Reader Needs Me to Become a WHAT?

The good news is that no, you do not need to become a neuroscientist in order to help your struggling reader. But consider this. Parents and educators, especially those of us trying to improve the lives of children with learning difficulties, may not wish to dismiss the brain and nervous system as something that only …

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Why Can’t We Blame the Teachers? Part 2

In Why Can’t We Blame the Teachers, Part 1 we learned about some of the challenges our teachers and school districts face when teaching students with learning disabilities. If you didn’t get the chance to read part 1 yet, please start here.     Now the question is: Is Anybody Listening? Has anyone else noticed …

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Why Can’t We Blame the Teachers? Part 1

Whether you call them learning disabilities, learning challenges, or learning differences, some difficulties with learning often go unrecognized by our school systems for years. By the time a problem is finally identified (or admitted to), the child who struggles to learn has already experienced countless assaults to his self-esteem.     The Problem Consider this …

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Tell Your ADHD Children to Keep on Squirming

Your child with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is more than just a wiggle worm. When you engage him in conversation he may literally run circles around you. Sitting still at the dinner table? Forget about it. You wonder sometimes if you’ll ever eat at a family restaurant again.   The Challenge “Sit still, please.” …

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