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Volume #8 Issue #14
ISSN: 0219-7642 Feb 7, 2010
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What is common with these great legends of the past? Ludwig von Beethoven (the deaf musical genius), Albert Einstein (the greatest scientist the world has ever seen), Leonardo da Vinci (arguably the most
accomplished man in the history), Marie Curie (the greatest woman scientist of the world), Sir Isaac Newton (the proponent of the Laws of Motion) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (a crazed genius who taught music
at the age of 14)?
When you think of all these legendary men and women, you will wonder how they could perform so well in their life. You will also wonder what is that in them that made them to achieve something that no ordinary men
and women could achieve in the life! You may also wonder what makes their brain so powerful and brilliant!
When you think of all these men and women, you may not know why they performed so brilliantly in their career. In fact, their left brain characteristics of logic and linear reason made them some of the most genius minds
of humanity. However, these stupendous qualities of their brain not only made them the most cherished icons of history! Just take a closer look at their intuitive, creative right side of the brain! This is what made them
some of the most brilliant minds of the past! Everyone including children display their own abilities of brain. Both left and right lobes of brain are powerful enough to make a child intelligent and smart. However, the right
lobe of the brain makes some children special and cherished. Children tend to show some special characteristics from their right brain like imagination, vision, creativity and intuition right from their early age. Training your
children to use their right side of the brain will make them more intelligent and smart. Have a nice day.
Thought for today:
"Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love." - Zig Ziglar
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Enhancing Right Brain Learning - Fundamentals
Right brain learning is a new and novel concept that will help your children develop their brain in a uniquely blended and
harmonious manner. With this type of learning your children can use the entire brain in a wholesome and complete manner.
Enhancing Right Brain Learning - Methods and Strategies
Teaching right brain skills, techniques and methods is rather very easy and simple. Most of them are right with you and within your home.
Very young children tend to learn at an accelerated pace, when you provide the right type of exercises, that are visual and consistently repetitive.
Q1: My son is five and had a psych
evaluation at his school. His cognitive testing was significantly
lower than his academic assessment. I understand that the tests are
measuring different things. Why would there be such a difference in
ranges on the two tests?
IQ Composite 101 53%ile
Verbal Scale 109 73%ile
Nonverbal Scale 92 30%ile
Word Reading 128 97%ile
Numerical Operations 117 87%ile
Spelling 126 96%ile
A: I will provide a brief overview of
the two tests. Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test -2nd Edition (KBIT–2) is used to measure both verbal and
non-verbal ability rather quickly and cost-effectively. The
nonverbal test is ideal for non-readers, the hearing
impaired, and learning disabled. As a quick guide to
intelligence, this test appears to correlate positively with
the Weschler's test. However, since this is a brief
estimator, a standardized comprehensive test may be required
for detailed results and analysis .... Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Difference in Range between KBIT-2 and WIAT II Tests here.
Q2: My child has been tested using the
SB5 as having a FSIQ of 134. I am told this places him at or above
the 99th percentile. However I am a little confused as to whether
all IQ tests are all 'normed', by which I mean does the 99th
percentile give the same FSIQ number across all IQ tests?
A: A score in the 99th percentile is
definitely a better indicator for comparison for tests. This means
that your child is in the top 1%. However, different tests may yield
different scores. Having said that, scores on standardized
intelligence tests are rather highly correlated, that is, if one
scores high on a certain intelligence test, s/he should score
equally high on another test.... Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Confusion IQ score here.
Raising a Left-Brain Child in a Right-Brain World: Strategies for Helping Bright, Quirky, Socially Awkward Children to Thrive at Home and at School
By Katharine Beals
Bright, eccentric, and socially awkward, left brain are children whose talents and inclinations lean heavily toward the logical, linear, analytical, and
introverted side of the human psyche-what is commonly referred to as the "left brain"-as opposed to the "right brain" which is our emotional, holistic, intuitive,
and extroverted side.
Left-brain kids are often found on the margins of the classroom and the playground, the ones who tend not to fit in with their peers but have
rich interior and intellectual lives. According to Beals, left-brain children are increasingly misunderstood and undervalued, particularly at school
Your Child's Growing Mind: Brain Development and Learning from Birth to Adolescence
By Jane Healy, Ph.D
The classic guide to understanding children's mental
development is now updated and better than ever. Hailed by
parents and educators, "Your Child's Growing Mind" is a
window into the fascinating process of brain development and
learning. It looks at the roots of emotion, intelligence,
and creativity, translating the most current scientific
research into practical suggestions for parents and
Dr. Healy also addresses academic learning, offering
countless suggestions for how parents can help without
pushing. She explains the building blocks of reading,
writing, spelling, and mathematics and shows how to help
youngsters of all ages develop motivation, attention,
critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Ways to Boost Your Baby's Brain Development
Mequon Now Feb 09, 2010
Do you want to give your baby the best opportunity for success in life? Then consider following these simple tips to help boost his/her brain power. According to Lisa Lenyard, center coordinator for the new Mequon Ebenezer
Child Care Center, "When babies are born, the parts of their brains that handle thinking and remembering as well as emotional and social behavior are undeveloped. This means that the experiences and relationships they have
will greatly impact the way their brain develops and is ‘wired’ for success.
Breastfeeding 'not linked to IQ'
Google Jan 20, 2010
Mothers will not make their babies more intelligent by breastfeeding them, research has found. Family environment and stimulation of infants are keys to good intelligence; dispelling the myth that breastfeeding makes children more clever,
University of Southampton scientists said.
Nurturing Brain Development
Bukisa Jan 22, 2009
The miracle of birth is just the beginning of many wonders as children begin to grow. One of the most fascinating and important marvels is the development of the child's brain. Researchers know that early childhood experiences have a direct
impact on how the brain is "wired." Because the brain matures in the world, rather than in the womb, early experiences are crucial to the development of the baby's brain and to the neuron connections vital to brain growth.
Why children need more sleep
Guardian Jan 23, 2010
Children sleep an hour less today than 30 years ago - and it's having a dramatic effect on their intelligence, behavior and obesity levels. Research findings also show that children who sleep for more than 8 hours a day tend to perform better in
their classrooms and other activities.
Positive discipline can transform a child
Time Coloonist Jan 30, 2010
All too often the word discipline goes hand in hand with the concept of punishment. "So the idea of positive discipline might seem odd to some people," says clinical psychologist Joan Durrant.
But in her lexicon discipline means teaching, and it's based on building blocks that help children succeed.
Next Picasso? Boy, 7, sells 16 paintings for £18,000 in 14 minutes
Times of India Jan 21, 2010
A seven-year-old British boy is being hailed as an art genius after selling 16 paintings for £18,000 in just 14. Kieron Williamson from the English town of Holt has artistic skills that would be
the envy of any serious painter and drawn comparisons to Pablo Picasso, a child prodigy who became one of the most recognized artists of the 20th century.
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