“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 more…] about Trend: Directly addressing (not just accommodating) learning disabilities
Time for SharpBrains’ January 2012 eNewsletter, featuring in this occasion multiple thought-provoking perspectives on how emerging neuroscience can and should make us rethink prevailing practices in education, healthy aging and preventive medicine.
- The Future of Preventive Brain Medicine: Breaking Down the Cognition & Alzheimer’s Disease Alphabet Soup, by Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa
- When 1 + 1 = 5: Dyscalculia and Working Memory, by Dr. Tracy Alloway
- New Review of Neurofeedback Treatment for ADHD — Current State of the Science, by Dr. David Rabiner
- The Business and Ethics of the Brain Fitness Boom, by Alvaro Fernandez
- (How to contribute articles like these to SharpBrains.com)
- Brain function can start declining as early as age 45
- Education for Mental Fitness: “A Sharper Mind, Middle Age and Beyond”
- Lifelong cognitive exercise may ward off Alzheimer’s protein beta amyloid
- Cognitive Training & Brain Teasers Can Increase Openness Among Older Adults
- Cognitive Training in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
- Does Nintendo Brain Age work as a brain training game?
- Brain Injury Care: Treatment and Reimbursement Challenges
- The Ten Habits of a Sharp Brain
- Brain Teasers and Games, for Kids and Adults
- Upcoming Talk & Book Signing in Washington, DC
Have a great month of February.
Jacob’s mother writes that ‘Jacob, 10-years-old, still struggles with number bonds to 10. Learning to tell the time is still slow – he has not mastered half-past. Although he managed to learn his 5x tables because we practiced all summer, this has now gone’.
Jacob has dyscalculia, a math disability where students struggle to learn or understand mathematics. Students [Read more…] about When 1 + 1 = 5: Dyscalculia and Working Memory