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Prevent regression during the school holidays

Posted on 20 November 2012

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...

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Homework tips for parents – how to help

Posted on 11 October 2012

More than 60 research studies conducted in the last 20 years show that kids are more successful at school if they do homework. But...

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The latest NAPLAN results have arrived!

Posted on 27 September 2012

Around 92% of Australian students are performing at or above the national minimum standards. If your child is performing below expectations for their year...

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Paula Tallal named inventor of the year

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Paula Tallal, Rutgers Board of Governors Professor of Neuroscience, has been named Inventor of the Year by the NJ Inventors Hall of Fame for...

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How can Fast ForWord complement speech therapy?

Posted on 25 September 2012

Dr Martha Burns, Speech Pathologist and Neuroscientist, discusses how Fast ForWord cognitive training can complement speech therapy interventions.

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Cognitive training increases dopamine in the brain

Posted on 20 September 2012

Dopamine is a major neurotransmitter or “brain chemical” which is an essential part of the brain’s reward system and has a big effect on...

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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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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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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...