You Don’t Have to Be Dyslexic to Have Trouble Learning to Read English
In this webinar, we will explore the contributions of cognitive skills in learning to read. Then we will address the “special challenges” of the English language and some promising approaches that can be implemented by classroom teachers.
The Role of Cognitive Remediation in Special Education
Current approaches to special education generally seek bypass the cognitive processes that are weak in order to minimize the impact of processing deficits. Remediation of cognitive processes needs to be a fourth pillar in our approach to support students in special education.
Closing the Achievement Gap by Closing the Cognitive Gap: A Matter of Equity
As educators and education policymakers seek to understand and remedy the achievement gaps, much attention is paid to the concept of equity. A variety of inequities have been identified as impediments to students having the opportunity to achieve their potential. Disparities in per-pupil spending, teacher experience, and technology and other resources are well-documented and top of mind. A less visible disparity, and one that connects directly to student learning is highlighted by contemporary neuroscience research—cognitive development.
Implementation of Computer-Based Cognitive Assessment and Cognitive Training with Elementary Students Lagging in Academic Performance
In a textbook implementation of Mindprint and BrainWare at Riverside Elementary in Evans, GA, the overwhelming majority of the students experienced substantial growth in their cognitive skills in multiple areas and all students saw growth in at least some areas. Average growth across all ten of the Mindprint subtests was 21 percentile points.
Impact of Computer-Based Cognitive Training on Elementary Students’ Reading Skills
Students at Wyhcocomagh Education Centre in Nova Scotia gained 4.5 reading levels on average and improved on academic fluency tests by one-half to 4 grade equivalents over 12 weeks following cognitive training with BrainWare SAFARI.
Find Out Your Cognitive Strengths and Weaknesses
How are your attention skills? How about your memory? Do you see things quickly and accurately? Are you a good problem solver? Perhaps you have questions about your own cognitive
Cognitive Skills and MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support)
Education is grappling with a relatively new acronym: MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support). MTSS is currently conceptualized as an integration of two other acronyms: RtI (Response to Intervention) and PBIS
3 Keys to Building Individual Learning Capacity
A lot of attention has been paid to building learning capacity for organizations. Indeed, a Google search for “building learning capacity” yields over 8 million results, the first few pages
Do Smartphones Make You Dumber?
Research is now showing that just having your phone on your desk, even though it is turned off, results in poorer performance on demanding cognitive tasks than if the cell phone is out of sight and in another room.
Do Brains Blink?
The research says that our brains do, in fact, "blink," every time we shift our attention! When we shift our attention from one object to another, the activity of the neurons in the visual cortex is temporarily disrupted.