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Brain Myths: What Your Brain Hemispheres Are Really Up To

Posted on 11 March 2014

You’ve heard the story: the left hemisphere of your brain is logical, analytical and detail oriented; the right hemisphere is where creativity and intuition...

How to build student stamina

Posted on 5 February 2014

So much of success in life boils down to persistence. While “natural ability” is often touted as a gift that must be nurtured, students...

February neuroscience and learning news

Posted on 4 February 2014

Welcome to a new feature on our blog – Sonic Learning’s monthly roundup of neuroscience and learning news on the Web.

Prepare for the 2014 school year

Posted on 15 January 2014

A new school year can be a very intimidating experience for children and parents – a long shopping list of items to purchase, readjusting...

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Improving cognition to build better writers

Posted on 16 December 2013

Typically when we think of teaching writing, we begin with the type of writing we want students to compose—persuasive pieces, personal narratives, academic essays....

How to build your child’s knowledge, vocabulary and reading ability

Posted on 14 November 2013

Without a doubt, talking to your child is essential for building their language skills. The more they hear and use words in conversation, the...

Does Fast ForWord work? Understanding the research

Posted on 29 October 2013

Whether you’re a Fast ForWord advocate or sceptic, we recommend you take the time to understand the research for and against the program so...

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Stop your child going backwards during the school holidays

Posted on 16 October 2013

The summer holidays offer a well-deserved break after a long, hard academic year. It’s a time to relax and enjoy family life.

Martha Burns Norman Doidge Tim Rasinski

New Neuroscience & Learning Webinars

Posted on 12 September 2013

Webinars are a great way to keep up to date with the latest research, wherever you are. Sonic Learning is excited to announce three...

What is Reading Assistant?

Posted on 20 August 2013

What is Reading Assistant? How is the Reading Assistant program graded? How do I know Reading Assistant will work for my child? Dr Martha...