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ADHD medication

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...

sleep and learning

Brain Awareness Week: How much sleep do kids really need?

Posted on 15 March 2012

Researchers have found that sleep is critical for vital cognitive skills, particularly forming long-term memories. In addition, just a small amount of sleep deprivation...

multi tasking

Brain Awareness Week: Is multi-tasking bad for your brain?

Posted on 12 March 2012

You may think multi-tasking makes you more efficient but scientists are discovering that it often makes us less efficient.

reading brain

Dyslexia: New Insights

Posted on 28 February 2012

What is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is an umbrella term that refers to an unexplained difficulty in learning to read and spell despite appropriate learning opportunities....

Dr Norman Doidge the brain that changes itself

Dr Norman Doidge interviewed on 4BC Radio Brisbane

Posted on 7 February 2012

Listen to Dr Norman Doidge’s interview on 4BC Radio Brisbane here, and contact us for an excerpt from his best-selling book, “The Brain That...

online writing program

Why is the incidence of learning difficulties higher in boys?

Posted on 20 December 2011

When we asked neuroscientist and Speech Pathologist Dr Martha Burns this question, she told us all about the Geschwind-Galaburda hypothesis, which states that differences...

Dr Norman Doidge the brain that changes itself

Neuroplasticity: a life changing discovery

Posted on 1 November 2011

Neuroplasticity – it’s the single most important change in our understanding of the human brain in 400 years. Dr Norman Doidge has garnered rave reviews for...

neuroscience in the classroom brain training program fast forword

Written expression improvements in year 6 students

Posted on 25 October 2011

Fast ForWord reading programs are optional extension programs completed after the Fast ForWord Language/Literacy programs. In this study, students in year 6 showed significant...

Reading speed in children

Reading improvement doubles in just one month

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Fast ForWord reading programs are specifically designed to improve memory, attention, processing speed and reading efficiency at the same time, thereby enabling students to...