Tag: learning

ADHD Medications and Learning Outcomes

A recent study reviewed at www.sciencedaily.com (link below) has concluded that the earlier you start children on medications for ADHD, the better off they fare in class. This was based on a comparison of children who were required to take…

LDAC Definition & Recommendations

  The Learning Disability Association of Canada (L’association canadienne des troubles d’apprentissage, ACTA) (http://www.ldac-acta.ca/) and its library of documents and research informs to a great extent how learning disabilities are managed in Canada. LDAC/ACTA’s guidelines for defining and intervening in…

Sedentary Children

   This article from the CBC discusses the sedentary nature of children’s lifestyles inCanada. I expect this is similar to other developed nations. The guidelines presented, however, are completely unrealistic given the current model for primary education that requires children…

Dyslexia – Overview

  See Also: • Visual Dysfunction as ‘Dyslexia’, ‘Reading Disability’, or ‘Learning Disability’. • The psychology of dyslexia. http://www.prohighwayhealthcare.com/Article.aspx?ID=0000000272 Introduction Linda S. Siegel has prepared a wonderful overview of ‘dyslexia’, or reading disability, which outlines much of the current thinking in this area.…

Background

See Also: Retained Primitive Reflexes Postural Reflexes What causes learning disabilities? Three Pillars of Reading Background Neuro-Developmental Delay ‘I’m a professional skeptic and only adopt therapies that actually make sense and work. This is why I offer the services I…

What causes learning disabilities?

See Also: Retained Primitive Reflexes Postural Reflexes What causes learning disabilities? Three Pillars of Reading Background Neuro-Developmental Delay Why Do Some People Have Trouble Learning? Various theories abound about the very nature of learning and reading disabilities. Pretty well all…

Role of Exercise in Learning

  From the New York Times AUGUST 10, 2011, 12:01 AM For Better Grades, Try Gym Class By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS   If you want a young person to focus intently in school and perform well on tests, should you first send him…

Holographic Brain Theory

  See Also: Stanford University Engineering Lecture on Fourier Analysis Wikipedia on Karl Pribram Karl Pribram on HBT on Scholarpedia Interview with Dr. Pribram on the mind and HBT – The mind is not a ‘thing’ but a process, one of…

Preschool Vision Care

  One of the simplest and most cost-effective treatments for a child with visual dysfunction and associated risks to reading fluency is the preschool vision assessment. In Alberta, the basic ‘eye exam’ is covered by the Province and this should…