Sesame Street and ADHD: Emotional Self-Regulation Exercises

Emotional self-regulation is a complex neurological function. It helps us pay attention to shifting stimuli, evaluate them, and respond in appropriate ways. When it is lacking — as it is for many c…

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Teaching Kids Handwriting to Help Them Read | Psychology Today

An interesting articles by David Ludden, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Georgia Gwinnett College.

Building brain connections for literacy.

” … In particular, Indiana University psychologist Karin James argues that practice in handwriting is needed for children to become effective readers. She gives two reasons for this assertion. First, learning-by-doing is far more effective than learning-by-seeing. It’s obvious that you can’t learn how to swim by watching a swimming video. Observing others perform a task can give you some idea of how it’s done. But until you get into the water and start making the strokes for yourself, you don’t know how to swim. This is because procedural learning always involves making connections between the sensory and motor areas of the brain that are recruited for the task. …

” …  that handwriting practice is an essential component of learning to read. Namely, writing out letters helps young children learn how to recognize them.

Recognizing letters isn’t the straightforward task it seems to be to those of us who are fluent readers. “

“…  learning letters by handwriting not only helps kids extract the essential features of letters, it’s also the only method that establishes the brain connections necessary for full literacy. 

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Top 10 Memory Myths

Do you have a bad memory? No you don’t – that’s one of the memory myths!

Memory Myth #1: Memory is a THING
Memory Myth #2: There is a SECRET to a Good Memory
Memory Myth #3: There is an EASY WAY to Memorize
Memory Myth #4: Some People are Stuck with BAD Memories
Memory Myth #5: Some People have PHOTOGRAPHIC Memories
Memory Myth #6: You are TOO OLD or TOO YOUNG to Improve Your Memory
Memory Myth #6: You are TOO OLD or TOO YOUNG to Improve Your Memory
Memory Myth #8: A Trained Memory NEVER FORGETS
Memory Myth #9: Remembering Too Much can CLUTTER Your Mind
Memory Myth #10: People Only Use 10 PERCENT of their Mind

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