During Expo Day selected Summit Partners and Sponsors showcased their latest initiatives and solutions.
- Franck Tarpin-Bernard, Managing Director of Scientific Brain Training (SBT), discussed new partnerships following their ISO 13485 certification for medical devices — cognitive remediation.
- Jessica Poulin, Strategic Operations Manager at the Arrowsmith Program, presented plans to better equip 100+ schools helping students with special needs.
These presentations took place at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8th, 2016).
New take on learning disabilities: change the brain (Komo News):
“A new school in Redmond might change the way we think about learning disabilities. Instead of teaching kids how to accommodate a difficulty, the school hopes to actually change the brains of students, eliminating the disability altogether. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Barbara Arrowsmith Young
What is your current job title and organization, and what excites you the most about working there?
As discussed in The Brain that Changes Itself and in my own book, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain, I launched the Arrowsmith Program, a suite of cognitive exercises–now in more that 60 schools–designed to strengthen weak cognitive areas that underlie a number of specific learning difficulties and disabilities.
I did so based on my journey to overcome my own severe specific learning difficulties Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Just a couple weeks ago I had a discussion with several psychologists and neurologists who seemed to share the opinion that “brain fitness” is a meaningless concept and pursuit. On the one hand, they thought, intelligence is a fixed trait and no intervention has shown so far to reliably increase it. On the other hand, nothing has been shown to prevent the pathology of Alzheimer’s Disease. According to this mindset…why bother?
Well, what if such mental framework was wrong or, worse, misleading? Read the rest of this entry »
By: Dr. David Rabiner
ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed neurobehavioral disorder in children and substantial evidence indicates that biological factors play an important role in its development. For example, although the exact mechanism by which genetic factors convey increased risk for ADHD remains unclear, the importance of genetic transmission has been documented in a number of published studies.
Even though biological factors are widely regarded as important in the development of ADHD, no medical or biological test is recommended for routine use when diagnosing ADHD. Instead, Read the rest of this entry »