Where you work/study is as important as how you work/study! Intuitively, we know this. While the rare few may be able to work/study anywhere (just like the lucky handful who can sleep anywhere…), the majority of us need a designated workspace/ study zone – it’s one of the keys to our success. Here are few hints for creating your own ideal space.
When a child begins to learn to write they are simultaneously employing multiple processes and body parts: visual (eye/hand coordination), tactile (hands), and fine motor skills (hands). Through brain mapping, researchers have found that the act of writing in cursive stimulates both the left and the right hemispheres of the brain, in ways that print and typing do not. This synchronicity between the two hemispheres increases brain development in the areas of language, thinking, and working memory. The more the neurons were activated and connections made, the greater the learning and retention of new information, benefiting the student further down the road.
ADHD is a commonly diagnosed learning and attention disorder. It is one of the few learning disabilities that has received attention beyond the medical/educational fields and has entered into the public consciousness. Due to it’s place in “common knowledge”, many misperceptions have arisen. ADHD effects a person’s ability to focus and maintain self-control. Just like dyslexia, it is a result of a person’s brain being “wired” differently and often runs in families.
The main reason for reading is to gain information, how you receive the information is unimportant. In fact, reading to your child and/or using audiobooks and immersion readers can only help increase your child’s reading skills.
Dyslexia is a language based learning disability: problems with reading, writing, spelling and/or math – not with an ability to think! Just like Autism, there is a spectrum from mild to severe – no two dyslexics are exactly alike. It is a lifelong disability, you can’t outgrow it. However, through remediation and accommodations, its impact can be moderated.