Handwriting beats typing and watching videos for learning to read...

Aug 19, 2021 by

A new study out of Johns Hopkins University indicates that handwriting helps people learn certain skills surprisingly faster and significantly better than learning the same material through typing or watching videos....

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Species of gut bacteria linked to enhanced cognition and language in boys...

Aug 12, 2021 by

A new study from the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry found that infant boys with a higher composition of a particular gut microbiota show enhanced neurodevelopment....

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Air pollution tied to poor academics in childhood

Aug 10, 2021 by

New research from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health found that children exposed to elevated levels of air pollution may be more likely to have poor inhibitory control during late childhood and poor academic skills in early adolescence,...

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ADHD may be linked to some eye conditions

Aug 5, 2021 by

A review of children found a link between ADHD and some specific visual impairments, including astigmatic refractive error, convergence insufficiency and color perception issues....

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Cognitive flexibility key to learning and creativity

Jul 22, 2021 by

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have found that cognitive flexibility appears to make people smarter in ways that aren’t always captured on IQ tests. Even in children, cognitive flexibility appears to improve reading abilities and school performance....

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Reading for fun improves verbal abilities

Apr 13, 2021 by

A new study from Concordia University has found that the more people read fiction, the better than language skills....

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Difficulty learning nonsense words may indicate a child’s high risk of dyslexia...

Apr 1, 2021 by

In a new study, dyslexic 7- and 8-year-olds were shown to have different activation in the left hemisphere compared to the control group. This is the region of the brain that specializes in processing language and speech....

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