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Volume #8 Issue #22
ISSN: 0219-7642 May 30, 2010
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Just take a look at these great names - Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill and Martin Luther
King - What is common among these legends? What makes them so great and famous? Why do people
love them so much? These are some of the greatest orators the world has ever seen. These statesmen
are also few of the greatest auditory exponents who could change the course of the history
with their spoken words and syllables!
People who are experts in auditory skills are special and endearing. They can be the toast of
the society as well. They can learn things very easily just by listening to the words that are
spoken to them. An ability to use auditory skills can compliment one's personality very well.
A person who can use visual and auditory skills can be very intelligent and smart. Children who
use auditory skills to a large extent can be very good communicators because of their superior
ability to comprehend lessons and lectures.
Parents would just love to have children who are good speakers and those who can converse well
before people. Children with very good auditory skills can easily learn their lessons, by
understanding the real meaning of lessons, much before others do. Teaching auditory skills to
children can be quite challenging. However, good techniques and methods can help parents train
their children in enhancing auditory skills. Have a great day.
Thought for today:
"Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be." - David Bly
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Enhancing Auditory Learning in Children - Basic Principles
Auditory skills are very essential for your children's normal brain development. Auditory
skills are the special abilities that can help your child to comprehend and understand the
meaning of classroom lessons in an effective and efficient manner.
Enhancing Auditory Learning in Children - Useful Techniques
Enhancing auditory learning in children is a big challenge and tough task. However, teaching
auditory skills to your children can provide them numerous benefits that eventually will help them
succeed in classrooms.
Q1: Years after raising three gifted
children, I am still puzzling over our middle kid, who is distinct
from his sibs and many of his peers. He has been diagnosed at
different times with OCD and anxiety disorder, and others have
raised the question as to whether or note he has Asperger's
syndrome. I do not believe that the latter is the case and that his
characteristics are the result of his rather unique mind...
A: As you have dealt with three gifted
children of your own, you are probably in a very good position to
understand your son. However, there is a fine difference between
children with different levels of giftedness. And that is the
intensity of their gifts which leads them to cope and manifest their
Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
The Profoundly Gifted Adult here.
Q2: I hope this is a type of question
you don't mind answering. Many people tell me that my daughter is
gifted. I know that my daughter is advanced and anyone can see how
intelligent she is. But is she gifted? What would make her gifted
instead of just smart?
Here's a little about her: as a baby she always had to be
doing something, I found she was bored easily. She crawled
and walked at a normal age. Crawling at about 8 months and
waking at 11. She has just seemed to grasp everything for as
long as I can remember. She knew colors, shapes, body parts,
common animals and other things by 18 months. Now at 2 1/2
her encyclopedic knowledge is massive....
A: As parents, you are in the best
position to determine if your child is gifted. I am sure you have
seen the various checklists available and are aware of what makes
giftedness. From your brief description and her age, I believe that
your girl may be gifted. You are already doing the right thing by
being aware of her gifts and hopefully giving her what she needs to
cater for her needs.... Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Bright Vs Gifted Toddler here.
The Sound of Learning: Why Self-Amplification Matters
By Timothy Rasinski, Carol Flexer and Theresha Boomgarden-Szypulsk
The Sound of Learning: Why Self-Amplication Matters is a
tour of the myriad ways people use sound to learn. Learn
about all the applications for the versatile WhisperPhoneŽ
in school, home, and therapy settings. This 144-page field
guide takes the reader through the science, then provides
practical suggestions for real-world use of the WhisperPhoneŽ.
The last half of the book consists of short, fun exercises
to improve literacy using the WhisperPhoneŽ in the school
and home. This book is extremely useful and beneficial with
many practical techniques that will enhance and master
learning by using sounds.
Phonemic Awareness in Young Children: A Classroom Curriculum
By Marilyn Jager Adams, Barbara R. Foorman, Ingvar Lundberg and Terri Beeler
Another excellent resource for analysis skills is the Lindamood-Bell
LIPS program for teaching phonemic awareness. Although this
is expensive, it is excellent especially if you do not have
access to help in working with your child.
The kit sells for about $150.00 - which may put it out of
reach from many people. There are also many therapists who
use these techniques, although this is even more expensive!
Because this type of work can be difficult but is such an
important base for further learning, you may want to
consider therapy if your child is really stuck.
Early Childhood Is Prime Time for Learning
Child Up May 22, 2010
It's a huge challenge to raise children in underserved communities, but the impact
of good parenting lasts a lifetime. Helping neighbors in need and confronting the
issues of the poor have been parts of my life from as early as I can remember.
Physical Activity & Child Development
e How May 23, 2010
Physical activity is an important factor in healthy childhood development. According
to the National Network for Child care, age-appropriate levels of physical activity
affect physical, psychological and cognitive child development. Physical activity is
closely related to brain growth and the development of fine and gross motor skill.
Why getting messy is good
SE Missourian May 23, 2010
Research shows that various types of play and parental interaction are vital to the
healthy development of children. Award-winning child care author of "The Big Book of
Parenting Solutions," and mom of three, Dr. Michele Borba has teamed up with Oxi-Active,
a laundry detergent, to spread the message that it's OK to let the little ones get dirty.
Study shows timely immunizations don't slow brain development
K Mov May 24, 2010
A new study shows that on time immunizations do not harm a child's brain development.
Many parents worry that too many shots at once can be harmful to the development of the
brain; therefore they space out their children's immunizations.
Your kid's a liar? Great! Lying is proof of intelligence in young children shows study
NY Daily News May 17, 2010
If you catch your toddler in a little white lie, relax. You may have a future banker
on your hands, according to research reported in The Telegraph. A quick-thinking 2-year-old
who masters the art of fibbing actually has a fast-developing brain and will probably be
successful in adulthood. In fact, the more believable the tall tale, the more quick-witted
the child will be down the line - and the better equipped to meet life's challenges.
Foreign Language Jukebox: How to Use Music to Teach Languages
Boston Children's Music May 24, 2010
Research has shown that learning a language can be an important part of the development
of a child's brain. As learning continues, a child will find that there are various and interesting
ways of expressing the same thought or feeling. When someone is multilingual, they will
appreciate the nuances in languages much more and be able to perceive the variety of ways to express
Building the Einstein Brain in Your Baby is Easy
Free Baby Parenting Tips May 24, 2010
A few weeks after conception, your baby's brain is already on its way to being developed.
Several months before child birth, your baby's brain could already do basic functions.
Your role in enhancing your baby's brain and developing it further starts as soon as child
birth and continues throughout his life, or at least until he starts learning on his own.
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