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Three Sure Ways to Help Your Child Build a More Robust Memory for Learning: Focus, Priming, and Anchoring to Metaphors

Three Sure Ways to Help Your Child Build a More Robust Memory for Learning: Focus, Priming, and Anchoring to Metaphors

We expect our kids to learn so much, but we don’t teach them enough about how to learn efficiently. We don’t mean to fail them, but not teaching th...
Spaced Practice: The Little-Known Marvel for Enhancing Memory

Spaced Practice: The Little-Known Marvel for Enhancing Memory

Here’s a Story I Hear Often: “I spent 20 minutes yesterday going over troublesome multiplication facts with my daughter. I went over them again tod...
What Else Would You Like to Know about WowzaBrain?

What Else Would You Like to Know about WowzaBrain?

The WowzaBrain website is brimming with information for you. We’ve shared why we created the program for parents, compared ourselves to a typical l...
Working Memory: Why it Matters and Three Ways to Help Your Child Improve It

Working Memory: Why it Matters and Three Ways to Help Your Child Improve It

Are you baffled and frustrated when your child forgets what he clearly knew yesterday? Or does he study hard and seem to know the material only to ...
Save the Meltdowns for Frosty

Save the Meltdowns for Frosty

(Sleigh bells ringing.) “What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight!” Oh, the joys of the Christmas season! Mostly. It does bring som...
Go for the Face-to-Face Programs

Go for the Face-to-Face Programs

Which cognitive training program is best for your child? Of course, we're biased in favor of ours, but that aside, you probably don't want one that...
What You Need to Know—Not What You Want to Hear

What You Need to Know—Not What You Want to Hear

Wouldn’t you love it if we said, “Help your child gain two or more years of reading ability in just a few weeks!” Maybe you’ve read something like ...
“Building Brains. Better.” What Does That Mean?

“Building Brains. Better.” What Does That Mean?

There’s a lot of excellent brain research out there on how to build a “reading” brain rapidly. Three crucial tenets are: Practice daily. (Five tim...
Why Homework is Such a Nightmare

Why Homework is Such a Nightmare

Let me explain what’s behind your child’s homework nightmare. Like most problems, it’s not necessarily one thing, but likely a combination of facto...
Does Your Child Have a Reading Disability?

Does Your Child Have a Reading Disability?

Are you wondering if your child has a reading disability (also referred to as a “learning disability”)? You may already have a diagnosis. If not, f...
What to Do if Your Child is Failing in School

What to Do if Your Child is Failing in School

Each year, the demands in your child’s classroom increase significantly. The reading level and load are getting heavier, subject concepts are becom...
Four Things to do When Your Child Didn't Benchmark on the DIBELS

Four Things to do When Your Child Didn't Benchmark on the DIBELS

Reading struggles are common. So you should certainly be concerned when your child doesn’t perform well on the DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic ...