Tag Archives: 24 July 2015

Literacy Corner: The Test That Can Look Into A Child’s (Reading) Future

Editor’s Note: Thank You to my friend Loren Shlaes for forwarding this fascinating article  by Cory Turner, NPR If this isn’t an honest-to-goodness crystal ball, it’s close. Neurobiologist Nina Kraus believes she and her team at Northwestern University have found … Continue reading

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OT Corner: A Pediatric OT’s Take on Inside Out

[Source:  PediatricOT.info] Have you watched the movie Inside Out yet? My 6-year old has been super excited to watch it, and I must admit that I was looking forward to seeing it too. It’s a great animated film about a girl named Riley and … Continue reading

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PT Corner: Improving Trunk Control During Child Development

by Nathan Gendelman, Enabled Kids In terms of physical development, the trunk is the king of the body. In order to maintain a certain position or to move properly, we must be able to control our trunk. Trunk control also … Continue reading

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Deciphering Sounds Over Background Noise May Diagnose Reading Problems

[Source; Education News.org] In an effort to determine whether children are at risk for later learning difficulties, new research has found it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle with learning to read. Studies are showing that the predictor … Continue reading

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Child Development: First and Last Syllables Encoded Better From Birth On

[Source:  Science Daily] The cognitive system encodes the first and last syllables of words better than middle syllables. Researchers at SISSA, in collaboration with Udine Hospital (Azienda Ospedaliera di Udine), have demonstrated for the first time that this cognitive mechanism … Continue reading

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