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Volume #4 Issue #15
ISSN: 0219-7642 Apr 16, 2006
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First of all, I hope you had a great Easter holiday with your
friends and family. You're probably sitting in front of your
computer right now wondering when the next issue of BrainyZine is
going to pop into your inbox. Well, here it is! I'm sorry that this
issue of BrainyZine is late for few days. It rarely happens but I
had problem uploading the web pages to the web server after my web
hosting provider migrated to a new data center.
Anyway, I want to share with you a subject that came to me in a
light-bulb moment (after I watched the Apprentice and saw the
wealth of Donald Trump) and the subject may be of interest to you
...."How to have enough money to last the rest of your life?"....;-).
If you want to know this 'simple' answer, take a look at this
drawing. I hope you like it! Enjoy.
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Helping Children Succeed in School: Top Ten Mistakes Parents Make
By Dr. Karin Suesser
Helping children be successful in school and enjoy life-long
learning can be a difficult task for parents. Often, with the best
of intentions, parents end up making these common mistakes. Learn
how to avoid those mistakes and bring the love of learning back into
your child's life.
Kids' Math Help: The Story of Mathino
By Marsh Kaminsky
A fun and innovative way to help your kid to learn mathematics. Find out here!
How can one develop the left brain? Can it be done for adults too?
A: The human brain (hemispheres) has
two very different ways of thinking. The right brain is visual and
processes information in an intuitive and simultaneous way, looking
first at the whole picture then the details. Continue to
read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Left Brain and Right Brain here.
I have three children, identical twins 22, and one 16 all
boys. They were all diagnosed in school with learning
disabilities. The twins verbal IQ's were both 128 but
performance IQ was 95. Their disability was in auditory. My
youngest verbal IQ is 133 and performance IQ was 91. And he
has disability in visual. What is the true IQ? Is it the
higher number or somewhere in between?....
A: Read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Is there anywhere on the results of the Terra Nova tests
whereby I can see what my child's IQ is?
Our son has been tested in the past and has an IQ on
previous tests of 147. He is in gifted programs etc. When I
asked for the IQ on the Terra Nova, I was called and told a
number which is not near where he was previously, yet his
test results show high levels into the 90 on Terra Nova
test. Please advice.
A: To be placed in the gifted
program, a child would, on the average, have a composite
score of at least 96th percentile on a standardized
achievement test, which is usually the Terra Nova that is widely
used. See Dr. Sandhu's complete answer on
IQ and Standardized Tests
My son, who is 8, was just diagnosed with having Aspergers
syndrome. He was originally diagnosed with ADHD, but he has always
been a very smart boy. He is very interested in astronomy, and
science. Is there anyway to test an IQ without taking a written
A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Intelligence Testing for children with Asperger's Syndrome
Make Your Kids Smarter 50 Top Teacher Tips for Grades K to 8
By Erika V. Shearin Karres, Ed.D
Make Your Kids Smarter is chock-full of drills, tips, and
exercises to enhance children's learning. The skill builders
encompass areas ranging from general school smarts to
library use, computer literacy to study skills, writing and
verbal skills to strategic thinking. Devoted parents will
use this book to give their kids the advantage that will
make all the difference.
Your Baby Can Read, Set 1
* Studio: Infant Learning Co.
* Starring: Dr. Robert Titzer
* Review: 5 Stars
Young toddler was able to read after using
reading system. She was featured in MSN Video and you can watch the
Reading Toddler' video here.
Food for Thought
The Daily Record Apr 4, 2006
Optimum Nutrition For Your Child's Mind is a new book explaining the
effect a child's diet has on their brain. It explains step-by-step
how making the right changes to what your child eats can have a huge
effect on their mental development. Here's a look at some ways in
which eating the right things can improve your child's mental
Tapes Help Some Babies Learn To Read Early
nbc10.com Apr 11, 2006
Bella Knowles and her twin sister Aurora are having fun learning to
read. These girls are reading words that most children can't
recognize until they are at least 5 years old. Their mother, Miki,
credits a series of "
Your Baby Can Read" tapes that she has been
playing for her girls since they were four months old.
Is TV good for your baby?
DenverPost.com Apr 11, 2006
In 1999 the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a stern dictum
that young children should be limited to less than two hours per day
of screen time, including television, movies, videos and computer
games. The AAP said children under age 2 should not be allowed any
Day care bad for the brain?
WinnipegSun.com Apr 10, 2006
Raising Babies -- Should Under 3s Go to Nursery? is the latest
offering from Australian psychologist Steve Biddulph. He argues that
day care is damaging to babies' brain chemistry. Neurobiological
research indicates that brain development in children under the age
of two is best served with one-on-one care, claims Biddulph.
Too Much, Too Soon
The Columbus Dispatch Apr 10, 2006
Educational software for infants, toddlers may do more harm than
good, experts say. If you're looking for ways to increase your
infant or toddler's intellect and capacity for learning, perhaps you
should forgo the software and other computer tools aimed at that age
Brain development key to IQ
myDNA.com Apr 3, 2006
Youth with superior IQ are distinguished by how fast the thinking
part of their brains thickens and thins as they grow up, researchers
at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) have discovered.
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