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Thoughts on “The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder”0
Thoughts on “The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder”
Published: May 1, 2014 | 1 minute read

Attention Deficit Disorder Symptoms In the New York Times article, The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder 15 December 2013, it was pointed out that the number of children on medication for this disorder had soared to 3.5 million children in the last twenty years. The rising rate of diagnosis was termed a “national disaster of dangerous proportions”, by Dr. Keith Conners, psychologist and professor emeritus at Duke University. “The numbers make it look like an epidemic.

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Why do we stop at 12 x 12 when we teach kids multiplication?0
Why do we stop at 12 x 12 when we teach kids multiplication?
Published: April 16, 2014 | 2 minute read

In India, people are known to be very skilled in mathematics. The idea of “zero” was first conceived by an Indian mathematician “Aryabhatta”. Indian people have dominated the world of commerce for centuries in the west of India. A few years ago one of my colleagues told me a story about an Indian teenager who came to the United States. In the math class, the multiplication of two digit numbers had been taught.

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The Pathway To Wellness: Intelligence 12/4/20140
The Pathway To Wellness: Intelligence 12/4/2014
Published: April 12, 2014 | 2 minute read

In the world of hurt children, there are many myths. There is no myth more ancient and enduring than the myth that if the brain is injured then the child is automatically unintelligent. Parents know that their hurt children are smart, but they often do not know what to do to provide appropriate and effective stimulation and opportunity. For this reason, it is very important to know what to do and what not to do to insure that your hurt child is getting the maximum opportunity to learn and progress.

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New programs help teach kids to code0
New programs help teach kids to code
Published: April 10, 2014 | 2 minute read

Since the late 1970s, The International School has taught kids to code at the K-8 grade level. Back in those days the Apple II, a monochrome screen, and the Logo programming language were the tools of choice. Kids enjoy learning computer science and today our computer science course is a part of our core curriculum for all children in K-8 grade. It is great to see new organizations and tools being created to help teachers, parents and schools.

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Hurt Kids Success Story - Emilio0
Hurt Kids Success Story - Emilio
Published: April 1, 2014 | 1 minute read

Hurt Kids Success Story Emilio The Institutes is happy to share the story of Emilio, who is three years old, and lives in Spain. Emilio’s parents attended the What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child course in January 2012, and immediately began a program with Emilio. At that point, he could only move his arms and legs when laying down. Gradually, Emilio learned to crawl, and now he can creep indepently in a cross pattern, and has begun to stand on his knees.

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