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5 Ways to Make At-Home Learning Successful for Your Childwhile Maintaining Your Own Sanity Schools are closed. You’re working from home AND trying to supervise your child’s learning. You are not a teacher, you have no desire to be a teacher, you enjoy letting someone else be your child’s teacher, and now you are about…

3 Things You Should Know about COVID-19 from a Chronically-Ill Scientist I’m a psychologist, not an epidemiologist. But I have a PhD with advanced training in quantitative research and statistics, so I learn from reading science rather than from the media. I also have an autoimmune disease and live with chronic illness. That makes me…

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Want some quick life wisdom from a psychologist? Don’t cry over spilled milk. Whether the milk is literally in a puddle on your dining room floor or you are figuratively fretting over the little things…today is not the day to worry about it. It’s Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day!…

5 Reasons Your Child Might Need Brain Training (Not Tutoring) Is your child struggling in school? As a parent, it’s sometimes difficult to choose the best intervention for your children. You ask the pediatrician, your child’s teacher, and even other parents for recommendations when what you really want is an expert in thinking and learning…

Train Your Brain, Transform Your Tomorrow I recently gave a talk at the 2019 LearningRx Annual Convention to a wonderful group of brain trainers and LearningRx center owners from around the country. My message? Based on my research, I have learned a few important lessons about the conditions under which brain training is most effective.…

Just Get Over It Your Brain Needs Less Stress A friend of mine struggled with childhood trauma for many years until one day her therapist said, “You need to get over it.” What? As a psychologist, my first reaction was to tell her to find a new therapist. You can’t dismiss a client’s trauma like…

Train your brain to get into college? Open Letter to College Admission Offices: The Contribution of Cognitive Training to Improved College Entrance Exam Performance Research has shown us again and again that cognitive skills correlate with standardized math and language arts test scores, and that IQ scores are significant predictors of performance on college entrance…

The ADHD Brain I’m honored that Metro Learning Solutions featured our work on cognitive profiles in ADHD: http://www.metrolearningsolutions.com/the-adhd-brain/. What an exciting study. We examined IQ test results from more than 5000 people with ADHD to look for trends in cognitive strengths and weaknesses across age groups. What we found was that attention was NOT the…