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Cognitive Skills Determine Learning Ability
Research has shown that cognitive skills are a determining factor of an individual's learning ability. Cognitive skills are mental skills that are used in the process of acquiring knowledge; according to Oxfordlearning.com the skills that "separate the good learners from the so-so learners." In essence, when cognitive skills are strong, learning is fast and easy. When cognitive skills are weak, learning becomes a struggle. Read more…

Neuroplasticity: An Extraordinary Discovery of the
Twentieth Century

It was long believed that once we grow up, our brains have a set number of neurons performing functions in a fixed way. According to the theory of neuroplasticity, thinking, learning, and acting actually change both the brain's functional anatomy from top to bottom, and its physical anatomy. Canadian psychiatrist Norman Doidge has called neuroplasticity one of the most extraordinary discoveries of the twentieth century. Read more…

Gender and Reading: Boys More Likely to Have
Reading Disabilities

Boys were two to three times more likely than girls to be affected by reading disabilities, according to a Mayo Clinic study of 5,718 children in Rochester, Minnesota. Overall, the incidence of reading disability was 5.3 percent to 11.8 percent depending on the definition used to establish it. Read more…

Dyslexia Symptoms and Signs: How to Recognize Dyslexia
While the term is mostly used to describe a severe reading problem, there has been little agreement in the literature or in practice concerning the definition of severe or the specific distinguishing characteristics that differentiate dyslexia from other reading problems. Instead of getting involved in the wrangling over a definition, one could simply use the "symptoms" below as an indication that a child has a reading problem and therefore needs help. Read more…

Dyslexia Isn't a Matter of IQ, Brain Imaging Study Shows
Dyslexia could be just a label, according to scientists, after a study of brain scans found there is little difference between the way children with the condition think while trying to read and those who simply have a low IQ. The study involved 131 children, aged 7 to 16. Read more…

Foundational Reading Skills
Reading is regarded as the most important skill that a child must acquire at school, because one must learn to read in order to be able to read to learn. Unfortunately many children never acquire the skill of reading. According to Dr. Reid Lyon approximately 20 to 30 percent of school-age children have difficulties learning to read. About 15 million youngsters in the USA do not have access to the wonders of books and other kinds of texts for learning and enjoyment. Read more…

Auditory Memory: The Overlooked Learning
Skill Deficiency

Auditory memory involves being able to take in information that is presented orally, to process that information, store it in one's mind and then recall what one has heard. A weakness in auditory memory can have serious consequences in the realm of learning for students, states educational therapist Addie Cusimano in her book Learning Disabilities: There is a Cure. Read more…

Difference between Study Skills, Study Techniques
and Study Methods

Study skills should not be confused with study techniques and study methods. The difference between these can be explained by using the game of soccer as example. In order to be a soccer player, a person first has to master the fundamental soccer skills, e.g. passing, heading, and dribbling the ball. Only after that can he be taught techniques and methods. In the same way, in order to be a good student, a learner first has to master the fundamental study skills. Read more…

Mozart Effect or Mozart Myth?
The term "Mozart effect" was first coined by Alfred A. Tomatis who used Mozart's music as the listening stimulus in his work attempting to cure a variety of disorders. The approach has been popularized in a book by Don Campbell, who trademarked the term after a 1993 experiment published in Nature suggesting that listening to Mozart temporarily boosted students' IQ by 8 points. Read more…


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