Teachers are increasingly adding more online learning tools into their classrooms in an effort to increase student engagement, but a new study finds that students get the most benefit from reading large print books. Sixty-one percent of “striving readers” enjoy reading large print books and 63 percent of those readers believe that those books improved their comprehension skills. Read more ›
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Positive childhood experiences, such as supportive family interactions, caring relationships with friends, and connections in the community, are associated with reductions in chances of adult depression and poor mental health, and increases in the chances of having healthy relationships in adulthood, a new study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers suggests. Read more ›
A new longitudinal study by researchers at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, published in the journal Child Development, connects the dots between gains in early academic and self-regulatory skills made in preschool and, years later, grades in high school. Broadly, it suggests that providing support for preschool teachers in low-income settings can benefit children in ways that last into high school. Read more ›
Teachers can help students improve skills like inhibitory control and cognitive flexibility by explicitly connecting them to popular games—and then letting students play. Read more ›
Our 7-year-old was recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. He’ll be moved to a new classroom and begin ABA therapy in the next few weeks. Can you give us some advice on helping him understand what’s going on?
To answer this question, Autism Speaks experts, education specialist Lucia Murillo and social worker Lindsay Naeder, share some guidance on how to conduct the conversation based on your child’s perspective. Read more ›