Music Programs Enhance Brain Function in At-Risk Children

musical instrumentsTwo years of musical training improves the precision with which at-risk children’s brains distinguish similar speech sounds, a new Northwestern University study shows. Read more

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Physical Activity Linked to Better Academic Performance

Previous research has shown that physical activity is linked to better cognitive functioning, reading comprehension and improved language skills in children. A new study further confirms that physically active children have higher academic performances compared to sedentary children. Read more

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Brain Maps Reveal How We Take Aim

Throwing a winning touchdown pass requires more than just physical strength and Brain Maps Reveal How We Take Aimmuscle coordination. Precision aiming of this sort also requires the work of different brain regions to help visually locate objects relative to one’s body (self-centered or egocentric) and those relative to external visual landmarks (world-centered or allocentric), according to new research. Read more

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Parental Involvement is Crucial to Children’s Academic Success

Students across the country have settled into their daily routines of classes, after school Parental involvementactivities, and homework. The hustle and bustle of busy school days seem to leave little time for at-home family activities. However, parents should further develop their children’s routines by creating a home environment that encourages learning – something many concerned parents strive to do. Read more

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Hand Gestures Help Hearing and Deaf Children Learn Language

hand gesturesHand gesturing is a flexible way of communicating that can help with language learning in hearing and in deaf children, a new study finds. Read more

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