Working Memory Activities: A workbook to develop students' memory skills The Working Memory Activities book is a valuable and easy to use resource that features dozens of challenging and fun activities which will not only engage your students but stimulate their memory skills. This workbook features a variety of highly engaging and inventive exercises that will help to improve your students' memory abilities. To be efficient learners, children need to hold information in their memory just long enough to sort and manipulate it. Children with poor working memory skills may struggle to hold onto, and effectively 'work', newly learnt information so that it ultimately fails to be retained. ADHD: Behavioral Parenting Supported (Again) By Research When things Go Wrong: Dr. Russell Barkley, a leading psychologist researcher in ADHD, documented how parents repeatedly reprimand their children with ADHD for not doing what they’re told. Barkley reported that, often, parents end-up learning to use angry, punitive strategies with their ADHD children. But, this cycle of reprimands, anger and punishment usually only works in the short-term. In the long-term, this cycle can harm children’s emotional well-being, unintentionally teaching them to be aggressive.
Sex Education That Works What is sex education? HIV and sex education for scouts in the Central African Republic Sex education ('sex ed'), which is sometimes called sexuality education or sex and relationships education, is the process of acquiring information and forming attitudes and beliefs about sex, sexual identity, relationships and intimacy. Sex education is also about developing young people's skills so that they make informed choices about their behaviour, and feel confident and competent about acting on these choices. It is widely accepted that young people have a right to sex education. This is because it is a means by which they are helped to protect themselves against abuse, exploitation, unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV and AIDS.
5 Tips to Improve Working Memory Skills - LearningWorks for Kids Improving your child’s ability to remember and recall information may seem like a difficult task, but it can often be accomplished by practicing some simple, short-term strategies. Simple activities like having your child repeat what you have said can reinforce basic Working Memory skills, while encouraging her to write short lists can help her to more easily complete tasks. Conversely, an intensive approach such as Cogmed Working Memory Training can result in a vast improvement in memory, but will take a commitment of time and effort over the course of many weeks. Games, apps, and non-tech strategies that focus on improving Working Memory skills can often be an excellent complement to a rigorous digital training program like Cogmed Working Memory Training. 1.)
Physical Activity It’s All About Moving! I believe that each of us, despite whatever interests or physical limitations we have, can learn to enjoy regular physical activity. The trick is to discover exercise that we enjoy doing, can make time for, and can perform without pain. Regular physical activity is an efficient way to burn calories. That helps us lose weight and maintain the weight loss. Dalton Conley Answers Your “Parentology” Questions Last week, we solicited your questions for Dalton Conley, NYU sociologist, father, and author of Parentology: Everything You Wanted to Know about the Science of Raising Children but Were Too Exhausted to Ask . Below you will find his very interesting answers, including his thoughts whether you should stay home with your kids, how divorce affects child outcomes, and the old question of nature vs. nurture. Thanks to Dalton — and to all of you for your excellent questions. Q. Why should we consider your limited sample size “study” to be anything more than anecdotal?
Most Cancer Types Boil Down to Bad Luck (Newser) – Roughly two-thirds of cancer types researchers recently studied largely appear to be the result of random mutations and not inherited genes or environmental and lifestyle factors. Reporting in the journal Science, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine investigated 31 common cancer types and found that 22 of them (including leukemia, bone, testicular, ovarian, and brain cancer) appear to mostly be attributed to just plain bad luck; the nine largely attributed to genes and lifestyle include skin, colorectal, and lung cancer. The analysis revolved around stem cells, which comprise a small number of the total cells in most tissues but tend to be where tumors form because they are constantly dividing to repair damaged tissue—and thus there is, simply mathematically, more opportunity for mutations to occur in these cells.
The motivation to draw and write is powered by play You may think that driving a toy jeep around the drive-way and developing the skills to write or draw have no connection but my two-year-old grandson would demonstrate that there is a strong connection between the two… My daughter and I have been introducing crayons and other writing materials to my grandson for quite some time. Not in any kind of formal sit-down-and-do-it-this-way approach but through casual opportunities. Journal In an effort to elevate the understanding of families participating in our program as well as those who are new to our concept, we provide articles from the Journal of The NACD Foundation (formerly The National Academy for Child Development), a periodical published by The NACD Foundation. We encourage you to take a look at the abstracts that follow and browse the articles at your convenience. Articles are published relative to all aspects of human development.
9 in 10 Cancer Cases Are Our Fault: Study (Newser) – Despite a recent study claiming the opposite, scientists say getting cancer isn't just bad luck in most cases. A study out of Stony Brook University shows as much as 90% of cancers are caused by external factors, like smoking, drinking, sun exposure, and air pollution, and are thus more preventable than previously thought. "There are changes that we can all make to our lifestyles to significantly reduce our risk of cancer," a rep for the World Cancer Research Fund tells the Telegraph, adding some of the most common cancers "could be prevented by adopting a more healthy diet, exercising more, and maintaining a healthy weight." Scientists note cancer is too common to be explained by mutations in cell division, as a January study suggested, though external factors can cause high rates of mutations, per the Los Angeles Times. "Intrinsic risk factors contribute only modestly to cancer development," a study author says.