Executive Function: What Smart People Do Differently While Learning [Premium]

Executive Function: What Smart People Do Differently While Learning [Premium]

When researchers compared high IQ and average test subjects in a learning paradigm, the results were surprising. In some areas high IQ individuals work less, as might be expected by the idea that higher IQ people have more efficient brains for learning tasks, but in other areas, high IQ brains were working harder. When were […]

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How Dyslexia Changes at Different Ages [Premium]

With all of the advances in our understanding of early intervention, dyslexia in older students and young adults often gets short shrift. The paper by Dr. Kathleen Niesen and colleagues has some interesting findings that have important points for identification, accommodations, and understanding of both the challenges and strengths of adolescents and young adults with dyslexia. […]

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Thinking in 3D

Thinking in 3D

"Spatial ability is not a simple matter. It is not just a picture-like memory for objects, places, and people. This kind of memory might be helpful in carrying out spatial tasks, but it is not at the core of what is meant by spatial ability. Spatial mechanical...

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What is Dyscalculia? – Fast Facts [Premium]

What is Dyscalculia? – Fast Facts [Premium]

“There is nothing in the IDEA that would prohibit the use of the terms dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia in IDEA evaluation, eligibility determinations, or IEP documents.” – Michael Yudin, Department of Education “Dyscalculia is not assessed in our schools.”  – school professional Fast Facts about Dyscalculia What Is Dyscalculia?   Dyscalculia is usually defined as a […]

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[PREMIUM] Forgetting Can Make You Smarter

[PREMIUM] Forgetting Can Make You Smarter

In a viral video shared on our Facebook feed, Truth Theory shared the gist of a recent research report in the prestigious journal Neuron. There may be good reason why researchers’ new understanding of memory might make sense for many dyslexic people and why it may explain the perplexing memory challenges that many dyslexic students […]

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[PREMIUM] Dyspraxia and Independence

[PREMIUM] Dyspraxia and Independence

Dyspraxia (DCD) has its impact in childhood, but recently researchers have been looking more into the challenges that young adults face in higher education, general life skills, and the workplace. Dr. Amanda Kirby, who we interviewed in the last issue, did her thesis work in the area of 16-25 year olds with dyspraxia. Based on […]

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[PREMIUM] The Truth About Lefties (Left-handed)

[PREMIUM] The Truth About Lefties (Left-handed)

By the gestation age of 10 weeks, doctors can see that 85% of human fetuses prefer their right hand over their left. This preference (along with motor asymmetry) usually persists later in life The idea that dyslexics were often left or mixed-handed was first raised by Samuel Orton in 1925. Subsequent studies have suggested that […]

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