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Is working memory training the key to improving intelligence?

In 2008, psychologist Susanne Jaeggi conducted a ground-breaking research study; contrary to the long-held belief that one’s intelligence was fixed, Jaeggi’s research showed evidence that working memory training actually improved participants’ fluid intelligence (the ability to adapt to new situations and solve novel problems rather than accumulating knowledge).

The 2014 NAPLAN results are here: what you need to know

The 2014 NAPLAN results are here: what you need to know

“I had some idea, but the results knocked me. I didn’t realise they would be that low”. If your child is performing below expectations for their year level in reading, or even below the national minimum standard, it can be difficult to know how to help them improve. We answer some frequently asked questions about […]

7 ways to improve working memory over the holidays

7 ways to improve working memory over the holidays

“Put on your socks, wash your hands, get your bag and I’ll meet you outside.” Working memory is so important for a variety of situations that a child faces. Did you know that improving working memory can improve fluid intelligence and the levels of brain chemicals important for learning?

Prevent regression during the school holidays

Prevent regression during the school holidays

The summer holidays offer a well-deserved break after a long, hard academic year. It’s a time to relax and enjoy family life. However, during this time, many children rarely read a book, write a story or practice their times tables. On returning to school, it is often found that children’s learning levels have taken a […]