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New research helps to instill persistence in children

New research helps to instill persistence in children

Encouraging children “to help,” rather than asking them to “be helpers,” can instill persistence as they work to fulfill daily tasks that are difficult to complete, finds a new psychology study.

 

Kids connect with robot reading partners

Kids connect with robot reading partners

Kids learn better with a friend. They’re more enthusiastic and understand more if they dig into a subject with a companion. But what if that companion is artificial?

NeuroNet Success Stories: KidSense Therapy

NeuroNet Success Stories: KidSense Therapy

Marcia Washington, OTR/L, has been practicing pediatric occupational therapy for more than 10 years. She is the owner of KidSense Therapy, a sensory clinic providing occupational therapy for children birth to age 18 years in Pontotoc, Mississippi. We recently had the chance to catch up with Marcia and ask her about her experience using NeuroNet programs in her therapy practice:

NeuroNet Goes to China!

NeuroNet Goes to China!

We recently travelled to China to see how schools in Beijing are using NeuroNet, as well as to share the science behind NeuroNet with parents and teachers in Shanghai.

Curiosity is key to early childhood success in math and reading

Curiosity is key to early childhood success in math and reading

Curious children are better able to grasp basic math and reading, according to a new study investigating a possible link between curiosity and early academic success among young children.

Childhood aggression linked to deficits in executive function

Childhood aggression linked to deficits in executive function

Primary school children with reduced cognitive skills for planning and self-restraint are more likely to show increased aggression in middle childhood.

Exercise increases brain size, new research finds

Exercise increases brain size, new research finds

Studies in mice and rats have consistently shown that physical exercise increases the size of the hippocampus but until now evidence in humans had been inconsistent.

How Do NeuroNet's Online Nanodegrees for Therapists Work?

How Do NeuroNet's Online Nanodegrees for Therapists Work?

How do NeuroNet's online Nanodegrees work for therapists? This post provides an overview of one of NeuroNet's software programs as well the online course experience for therapists.

Before-school physical activity program helps improve body weight and overall wellness

Before-school physical activity program helps improve body weight and overall wellness

Children participating in a 12-week, before-school physical activity program experienced improvement in body weight and social/emotional wellness, compared with their classmates who did not participate. 

Brain activity buffers against worsening anxiety

Brain activity buffers against worsening anxiety

Boosting activity in brain areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also buffer against worsening anxiety, suggests a new study by Duke University researchers.

Getting emotional after failure helps you improve next time, study finds

Getting emotional after failure helps you improve next time, study finds

New research led by a University of Kansas marketing professor has found emotional responses to failure rather than cognitive ones are more effective at improving people's results for the next time they tackle the next related task.

School, health and behavior suffer when children have TV, video games in bedroom

School, health and behavior suffer when children have TV, video games in bedroom

A new Iowa State University study is one of the first to demonstrate the consequences of allowing children to have a TV or video game system in their bedroom.