Children with reading difficulties should be more thoroughly screened for hearing problems
Children with reading difficulties should be more thoroughly screened for hearing problems, a new report by Coventry University academics has said.
The study, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, found 25% of its young participants who had reading difficulties showed mild or moderate hearing impairment, of which their parents and teachers were unaware.
Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and other collaborators report improved neural function in participants with mild traumatic brain injury when low intensity transcranial stimulation was used.
Lessons from the longest running study on human development
For the past 70 years, scientists in Britain have been studying thousands of children through their lives to find out why some end up happy and healthy while others struggle. It’s the longest-running study of human development in the world, and it’s produced some of the best-studied people on the planet while changing the way we live, learn and parent. Reviewing this remarkable research, science journalist Helen Pearson shares some important findings and simple truths about life and good parenting.
For the past 40 years, Carla Shatz, PhD, and her associates have been researching how the brain wires itself during important developmental periods. Their findings have tremendously advanced the field of neuroscience.
Kids procrastinate or shut down because they fail to see the relevance of a task, prefer other distractions, or struggle with comprehension, organization or motivation. And nagging isn’t going to work.
“Homework is about control,” says Rick Wormeli, an education consultant and author of “Fair Isn’t Always Equal.”
With a little creativity, though, parents can help kids overcome those barriers to productivity. Here are 10 ways to encourage kids to approach homework with more confidence and less conflict.