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Building Solid Foundational Skills

Foundational skills are the basic skills that need to be taught and developed first and foremost. These skills are the foundations that hold our learning ability together.

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Facts about Visual Memory

Visual memory involves the ability to store and retrieve previously experienced visual sensations and perceptions when the stimuli that originally evoked them are no longer present. That is, the person must be capable of making a vivid visual image in his mind of the stimulus, such as a word, and once that stimulus is removed, to be able to visualize or recall this image without help.

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Understanding Visual Perceptual Skills and Visual Perceptual Deficits

The terms visual perceptual skills and visual processing skills are often used interchangeably, and refer to the skills that a person uses to make sense of what they see. Recognizing letters and numbers, matching shapes, recognizing a face, finding a toy in a messy cupboard, reading a road sign – these are all examples of how visual perception is used in everyday life.

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How Perception Is Determined by Attention

The process of perception is very much affected by attention, a phenomenon that involves filtering of incoming stimuli. Human beings do not pay attention to everything in their environments; nor do they attend to all the stimuli impinging on their sense organs. Rather than becoming overwhelmed by the enormous complexity of the physical world, we attend to some stimuli and do not notice others.

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Five Creative Decor Projects for Your Child’s Room

Enhance your child's childhood with a room that stirs the imagination, builds skills, and is never a bore. Get your child to lend a hand and develop their creativity.

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Fathers are Special ― The History of Father’s Day

Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June every year. It is a tribute to the selfless love and support of the father. It is a day to honour not only your father, but also all the Father Figures in your life: grandfathers, stepfathers, uncles, and brothers.

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‘Like Mother Like Daughter’ Could Be True When It Comes to Dieting

Research shows that mothers play a vital role in developing and passing on their eating habits to their children, and more specifically to their daughters.

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Workaholics Risk Heart Attack and Dementia

Working 11 hours a day or more not only increases your risk of heart attack by 67 percent, it also increases your chances of developing dementia later in life.

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Feral Children: The Story Genie, a Child Kept in Extreme Isolation

Feral children are children who have grown up with minimal human contact, or even none at all. Besides children being raised in the "natural state" provided by the wild, there are also many cases of children who were raised or kept in extreme isolation. This is the story of Genie.

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Six Ways to Boost Your Brainpower

Researchers concluded that people with high brain reserve have almost half as much risk of developing dementia as those with low brain reserve. Feeling a little less mentally quick than you did a few years ago? Here are six proven ways to boost your brainpower....

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Blueberry Concentrate Improves Brain Function in Older People

Drinking concentrated blueberry juice improves brain function in older people, according to research by the University of Exeter. In the study, healthy people aged 65-77 who drank concentrated blueberry juice every day showed improvements in cognitive function, blood flow to the brain and activation of the brain while carrying out cognitive tests...

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Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Brain Function and Health

To achieve optimum performance, people need good quality sleep. Impaired sleep reduces performance on many mental tasks. Lack of sleep can cause health problems and have dramatic effects on quality of life.

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