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The role of sleep in childhood brain development

Posted on 6 September 2012

Getting enough sleep is essential for children – and not just to give parents a bit of peace and quiet! The human brain continues...

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Lasting benefits for elderly Fast ForWord participants

Posted on 24 August 2012

A new study led by Professor Elzbieta Szelag in Warsaw, Poland found that elderly subjects who underwent Fast ForWord training improved not only the...

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Neuroscience-based programs – what are they?

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How can we enhance attention and engagement? How can we develop reading fluency? How can we improve working memory?

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Webinar – Reading English as a Second Language: Some Challenges and Solutions

Posted on 13 August 2012

Presenter: Dr Virginia Mann, a psychologist specialising in the study of how we learn to read, particularly in the area of English as a...

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Dyslexia and the brain: research shows that reading ability can be improved

Posted on 30 July 2012

Article summary and video: This article published by Cornell University summarises the research of Elise Temple, who showed with FMRI that brain activation patterns...

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Diet & learning – 3 things children need for good brain development

Posted on 17 July 2012

Watch this 4 minute video interview and learn which foods are really important for brain development, how we may be excluding them from our...

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Auditory processing and reading: the link

Posted on 10 July 2012

How are listening and reading linked? Researchers have asked this question more and more over the past decade. Read on to see what they’ve...

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How much do you know about your brain?

Posted on 8 June 2012

Test your knowledge of brain science with this short quiz.    

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Should children with ADHD be medicated?

Posted on 1 June 2012

In this 2 minute video interview Dr Martha Burns, Speech Pathologist and Neuroscientist, discusses: – Why a parent may or may not decide to...

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Three top tips for parents

Posted on 15 May 2012

Video interview (2 mins): Dr Martha Burns, Speech Pathologist and Neuroscientist, shares her top 3 tips for parents to optimise learning and language development.