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Strip-Mining

Watch this video: http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/66 (it’s 20 minutes long, but it’s truly brilliant). Then read this article: http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Content?oid=503829 (and if you think the situation is different in Canada, for the most part you would be wrong.) You may also perform these tasks in … Continue reading

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Brain thinking thoughts about Brains

I’ve been thinking a lot about brains lately. It’s a side effect of having a child with brain issues. I’ve begun to wonder if the primary focus of brain training should primarily be to train the executive function. Because if … Continue reading

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Set your Tivos

For those of you that have not yet read The Brain That Changes Itself, by Norman Doidge, (I may have mentioned it once or twice on this here bjournal) here’s your chance to get some information without having to read word … Continue reading

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Fast ForWord: Proof!

Last week, I got the brilliant idea to get my daughter’s working memory and processing speed re-tested in order to see if there was any empirical evidence to back up our anecdotal observations that Fast ForWord has helped her cognitive … Continue reading

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Fast ForWord: Changes — II

Prompted by a comment from Melanie and quite literally, the hundreds of people that have reached my site using Fast ForWord as their search string, I thought it might just be time to elaborate on the changes I’ve seen in … Continue reading

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Goals? Where? RUN!

So, of course it makes sense that I should declare my intent to write prolifically and then fail to post anything for nearly a week. Because that’s what I do. I set myself a goal and then run pell mell in the … Continue reading

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Fast ForWord — Language to Reading

I know it’s been a while since I said anything about Fast ForWord. Some time ago I posted about the first module my kids did called Language. I thought I should probably also let you know about the 2nd module, … Continue reading

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Perception and Reality

There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. ~ Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Just another little brain twister … Continue reading

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Tapping into Pleasure

Look what I bought yesterday… Yep, I bought some sneaker-type Capezio tap shoes. Got them on a clearance special from Dancecraft. Aren’t they cool? Plus, the added bonus of being easy on my wide, high-arched feet. I might even be able … Continue reading

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Jump! JUMP for the Math!

For the last 3 days I have watched in growing astonishment as my LD, ADHD, Aspergers daughter has completed multiple pages of…wait for it…MATH WORKSHEETS–fractions no less–with focus, attention and understanding. The work has been tidy and she’s completed it … Continue reading

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