April 15, 2017

Ancient Greek philosophers recognized the importance of imaging. Aristotle said, “It is impossible even to think without a mental picture.” The mere act of remembering needs to take account being able to image. He further illustrated his point by describing memory as a...

April 1, 2017

The Human Genome Project is continually mapping the sequence of genes responsible for everything that has been linked with genetic inheritance. They have found that certain conditions like ADHD, dyslexia, and speech disorders run in families. Studies point to between 3...

March 18, 2017

Albert Einstein once said, “If I can’t picture it, I can’t understand it.” And it turns out that this is a critical concept about how we all learn.

It is important to teach kids at a young age to make pictures or images in their mind’s eye. Ingeniously yet simply state...

March 11, 2017

Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” has withstood the test of time and can be applied to many scenarios.

Prevention is so important in helping children who seem to be showing early signs of delays in their development, as...

March 4, 2017

All children need to play. As more children engage with technology at an earlier age, are kids using their imagination to play and pretend? Has the IPad become the preferred mode of play? Does play on the IPad and other gaming devices develop the same cognitive, emotio...

February 26, 2017

If your child had the choice between stale, old potato chips and fresh, crisp potato chips, which would he reach for? Well, the obvious choice of the two for any child would be the one that tastes fresher. But what if there were only the stale, old variety and nothing...

February 18, 2017

The ongoing needs of children with learning disabilities mandate that parents, teachers, and all other professionals like myself should possess a set of positive “mindsets.” According to Dr. Robert B. Brooks, “mindsets” are “assumptions and expectations we hold about o...

February 10, 2017

Why do so many students, especially those with learning disabilities dread writing? The answer lies in the fact that the writing process taxes so many aspects of the growing child's brain

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