Preparing kids with Aspergers (High-Functioning Autism) for the new school year requires a little more than making sure uniforms fit and backpacks are filled with all the necessary school supplies. Most U.S.
There has been so much research conducted by neuro-scientists and neuro-psychologists on brain based learning and one piece what has been studied is the effect of music on learning and the academic achievements of ...
ADHD Linked With Slower Brain DevelopmentMedical News TodayAccording to a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health, children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience a developmental delay in frontal regions of the...
skip to main | skip to sidebar. The Brain Clock Blog: Tracking the "pulse" of contemporary research and theory regarding the psychology/neuroscience of brain-based mental time keeping (aka, the Brain Clock).
There are now major forces driving a revolution in personal brain management. At the intersection of these movements is positive applied neuropsychology -- the systematic study of brain mechanisms underlying well-being.
Jeff Hurt's blog entry, 10 Brain-Based Learning Laws That Trump Traditional Education, suggests 10 research-based principles for effective teaching. His article is intended for classroom teachers and presenters.
Have you ever wondered why you can remember things from long ago as if they happened yesterday, yet sometimes can't recall what you ate for dinner last night?
It's all about how much emotional impact the memory carries with it. Memories are clearer when they're emotionally arousing.
According to Rebecca Todd, a postdoctoral fellow in U of T's Department of Psychology and lead author of the study published recently in the Journal of Neuroscience, "Whether they're positive -- for example, a first kiss, the birth of a child, winning an award -- or negative, such as traumatic events, breakups, or a painful and humiliating childhood moment that we all carry with us, the effect is the same.""How vividly we perceive something in the first place predicts how vividly we will remember it later on," says Todd. "We call this 'emotionally enhanced vividness' and it is like the flash of a flashbub that illuminates an event as it's captured for memory."
Just one week of speech therapy may reorganize the brain, helping to reduce stuttering, according to a study published in the August 8, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
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The Anxiety Disorders Association of America reports one in eight children suffer from anxiety disorders. Without intervention, they’re at risk for poor performance, diminished learning and social/behavior problems in school.
What role do early childhood experiences in nearby nature play in the formation of brain architecture? It’s time for science to ask that question.
In January, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof reported on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ “landmark warning that toxic stress can harm children for life.” This was, he wrote, a “’policy statement’ from the premier association of pediatricians, based on two decades of scientific research,” and he added that the statement “has revolutionary implications for medicine and for how we can more effectively chip away at poverty and crime.”
From conception through early childhood, brain architecture is particularly malleable and influenced by environment and relationships with primary caregivers, including toxic stress caused by abuse or chronic neglect. By interfering with healthy brain development, such stress can undermine the cognitive skills and health of a child, leading to learning difficulty and behavior problems, as well as psychological and behavior problems, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and other physical ailments later in life.
If you are a teacher of an anxious student with Aspergers, knowing how to encourage and foster a good environment for learning is paramount. There is no one sign that indicates that an Aspergers student has social anxiety.
“Sleep disorders may contribute to behaviors that resemble ADHD during the day,” says Kevin Smith, a pediatric psychologist at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo. A study published in March in ...
Mother Nature Network5 facts about the teen brain and adolescent angstMother Nature Network5 amazing facts about the teen brain and adolescent angst. We talk with the experts exploring the science behind what makes teenagers tick.