Category Archives: Academics

Learning Disabilities and Working Memory: Can IQ be changed?

Working Memory

Researchers found surprising benefits to working memory training for learning disabled kids.

How early should kids be assessed for a learning disability?

Learning Disability

Parents may be concerned about labeling young children, but when should they consider an assessment for a possible learning disability?

Anatomy of Homework (Episode 128)

Homework

Doctors Brian and Giuseppe discuss homework, and whether it can lead to improvements in school performance.

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Homework and LDs: Three Essential Strategies

Homework

Kids with learning disabilities often need extra time for schoolwork. How can parents survive homework battles without turning their kids off of learning?

Single-sex schools: Are they better for kids?

Single-Sex School

Single-sex schools are often seen as being a better option than mixed-gender classrooms, especially for girls. But what does the research say?

Three tips to keep kids focused and engaged in their learning

Study by MC Quinn

Leslie Johnson provides simple ideas to improve concentration and focus.

When Should Parents Begin Talking About College With Their Kids?

Warsaw University of Technology by Germán Meyer

Planning for college doesn’t happen overnight. Brian Jenkins has tips for parents who are beginning the discussion.

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

Homework by Brian MacDonald

Changing the perception of learning disabilities.

4 Tips to Encourage Reluctant Readers

Reading by cesarastudillo

Dr. Brian MacDonald offers suggestions for parents whose kids aren’t excited about reading.

4 Tips to Help Shy Kids at School

A little shy ... by Youssef Hanna

Shy kids can have trouble adjusting to Grade 1, but teachers can be helpful.