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Volume #4 Issue #24
ISSN: 0219-7642 Aug 20, 2006
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The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Parents
By Jim Brackin
Children don't come with a 'how to'
manual. Being a Mom or Dad is a tough, demanding and time consuming
job, but there are certain habits that seem to make the job a little
easier. Here are the seven that really seem to make a difference.
The Creative Child: A Guide to Encouraging Low-Tech Play
By Jennifer Johnson
Overwhelmed by gizmos and gadgets for you tot? The richest learning and playing environment for your young
child inclines a traditional assortment of low-tech toys and games. Learn what toys and materials create an
environment that encourages creativity in your child.
My son scored in the 99.8th percentile on the Perceptual
Reasoning component of the WISC IV. What does this mean from
a practical standpoint? Are there certain subjects that he
will be able to better understand than others? What careers
may be suited for someone with this innate ability? Does
this mean he is better suited to one learning style over another?
A: Read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Perceptual Reasoning Component of the WISC IV
My child has achievement score higher than the IQ score. She is
classified mentally disabled due to her IQ score. The achievement
for Wechsler were: composite scale math 74, written language 89,
oral language 88. The Kaufman Assessment Battery achievement
composite was 76 (on the brief form it was 81). Her IQ score was
lower: verbal 66, performance 68 and full scale of 64 for Wechsler.
Is this a significant discrepancy? I think she may have dyslexia. Is
A: It would not be fair to assume
anything without seeing the full report. Different tests may
indicate different scores and these scores should not be compared
with one another as they may test different abilities. The Kaufman
Assessment Battery for Children is a standardized test that assesses
intelligence and achievement in children ... Continue to
read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Different IQ Score here.
My son has just been given a psychological test at school. He is
eleven years of age and just started Year Six in primary school. The
test put his IQ at 147.5 (Standard score) and 99.9 (Percentile
Rank). Is this significant? What does it mean in layman's terms? How
best should I support my son in his education? I look forward to your response.
A: See Dr. Sandhu's complete answer on
IQ Test Results
MMy oldest was identified by our school board as highly gifted. It
came as no surprise considering his development. My youngest (twins)
are five now and are also displaying certain behaviors such as
advanced vocabulary and reasoning ability, unusual creative and
musical abilities. My question concerns my eight year old daughter.
She is an above average student who appears in school to be your
typical left-brained child. Her teachers love her. However at home
she is extremely difficult, sensitive to the point of completely
disturbing the family dynamics of the home and causing a great deal
of stress...Does my daughter's situation warrant further
investigation on giftedness or not? I am concerned my daughter will
miss out on opportunities that may benefit her in the long run but I
am unsure if her traits meet the criteria for testing.
A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Gifted Kid? Unsure Kid Being Gifted
Awakening Your Child's Natural Genius: Enhancing Curiosity, Creativity, and Learning Ability
By Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D
Dr. Armstrong believes that every child has the seeds of
brilliance lying deep within just waiting for an opportunity
to blossom forth into the world. This books provides 300
practical suggestions and activities in helping your child
realize his true gifts. He also describes how you can
encourage your child's school to provide the kinds of
experiences all children need in order to develop their
inborn drive to learn and create.
Dr. Armstrong has served as a learning specialist in public
and private schools in the United States and Canada. He
currently lectures, consults, and give seminars for
educational organizations throughout the country.
Baby's best hope to be brainy turns out to be you, experts say
AZStartNet.com Aug 6, 2006
Hot-selling videos take a back seat to love, nurturing. Over the
last 10 years, researchers have been able to use PET scans
"state-of-the-art medical imaging" to observe the development of
neurons and synapses. Children who come from nurturing homes where
all their needs are met show rapid development. But the brains of
babies who have lived in neglectful or abusive situations show
markedly less growth.
Efalex Chewies - The Even Cleverer Fish Oil Capsules for Kids
Response Source Aug 9, 2006
Every parent wants their child to come top of the class this year.
There’s now an even cleverer fish oil capsule for kids that can help
keep them focused – new Efalex Chewies, which contains both omega-3
and omega-6 in a delicious wild berry flavour perfect for kids who
need a nutritious diet but who don’t like the taste of oily fish.
Ultrasound may disrupt fetal brain development
NewScientist.com Aug 7, 2006
Exposure to ultrasound while pregnant may affect brain development
in the fetus, suggests a study on mice. But experts caution that it
is too soon to extrapolate the findings to humans. They stress that
the imaging technique has overwhelming benefits and pregnant women
should not skip essential appointments.
Imagination in the young child
NWAnews.com Aug 14, 2006
Imagination in the child under six is experience driven. To help the
child build correct images of the world in his or her mind, reality
and language content around those experiences need to be accurate.
Schools need to focus on EQ not IQ - doctor
IOL Aug 5, 2006
"In fact, research in the field of cognitive science has confirmed
that it is the emotional state of the pupils, more than traditional
intelligence or academic ability, that determines success," said Dr
Johan Swartz, chairperson of the Emotional Intelligence Forum in KwaZulu-Natal.
Baby steps: Reading to infants starts the learning process
NCTimes.com Aug 5, 2006
Learning to read isn't a spontaneous event triggered by a child's
first day of kindergarten. But for children who have been exposed to
language and books at an early age, two local experts say, learning
to read can be a breeze.
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