Reading aloud with expression is a foundational reading skill students should be developing between years 1 – 5. Why is this skill so difficult for some students?
These aren’t the sort of superstars you’re likely to hear about that often in the media – but they are changing the world one brain at a time.
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).
A diagnosis of cancer in a child is frightening and overwhelming, but fortunately the cure rate of many childhood cancers is now very high, and effects on learning and thinking are being investigated. Very recently, a new study was published indicating that the neuroscience-based intervention, Fast ForWord, provides significant improvements in learning to read after […]
Dr Martha Burns, Neuroscientist and Speech Pathologist, reveals 4 of the latest Autism research findings for 2015. These exciting findings highlight the excellent work that is being done by scientists around the world, who continue to answer important questions about autism. [su_divider top=”no” divider_color=”#eeeeee” link_color=”#ffffff” size=”1″ margin=”5″] 1. Autism is in the genes Genes are critical to […]
Cognitive skills are the building blocks on which writing depends. Memory – we need to hold our plans in mind and simulaneously form each new sentence. Attention – attention must be given both to writing and also thinking what to write next. Processing speed & sequencing – it takes a lot of brain power to […]
New research shows that in order for a student to become a fluent reader, they need to read a large variety of texts (much more than the mass-produced school readers). This infographic shows factors that contribute to good readers, and below we answer some of your questions about the Reading Assistant program. What is the […]
Welcome to the April edition of Sonic Learning’s Neuroscience and Learning Roundup – a collection of what’s been firing up our neurons from around the web.
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 spring from. This “pop-psychology” view of the right and left hemispheres has made quite an impact on popular culture – there were books written instructing individuals on how to “draw with the […]
Welcome to a new feature on our blog – Sonic Learning’s monthly roundup of neuroscience and learning news on the Web.