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Improving cognition to build better writers

Improving cognition to build better writers

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. We might think of the steps of the writing process—prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. All too often, however, little attention is given to the cognitive skills of writing, however cognitive […]

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?

Lasting benefits for elderly Fast ForWord participants

Lasting benefits for elderly Fast ForWord participants

A new study led by Professor Elzbieta Szelag in Warsaw, Poland found that elderly subjects who underwent Fast ForWord training improved not only the rate at which they processed auditory information, but also in other cognitive areas. Research has found that decline in auditory processing speed (temporal information processing) is a factor responsible for the […]