Learning to play an instrument? #thinkdifferently #challenge

Ever needed a reason to learn to play an instrument? Neuroscientific research has shown that playing an instrument gives your brain a full work-out, especially in the Visual, Motor and Auditory cortices. So why not make it a New Year’s resolution to make music? Still unsure? Take a look at this Ted-Ed lesson, created by […]

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Are you hooked on your phone ? #lifehacks #social #technology

You may be reading this on your phone and that would make sense according to a study in the UK. Ofcom (UK telecoms regulator) has discovered that 78% of all adults now own a smartphone and we check them every 12 minutes that we are awake! Ironically the study showed that these devices were not […]

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Poor working memory impacts social development too! #learning #ADHD #thinkdifferently

In previous posts, we have talked about some of the effects of Will’s poor working memory on his academic progress but it has impacted his social development too. Poor working memory can delay the development of higher order pragmatic language skills, empathy and understanding. Will’s inefficiencies in switching attention have lead him to appear immature, […]

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Understanding Will – Part 3: Developing concentration, reducing distraction #learning #ADHD #thinkdifferently

This is the third in a series of blog posts, Understanding Will, ┬áin which we share what we have learnt about Will and how in understanding him better we have helped him to use different learning strategies. Will said: “I find it difficult to concentrate and am easily distracted, especially by noise and movement.” What […]

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