To read more about current brain research through the lens of practical application to the classroom, go to brains.org, by Kathie Nunley. A newsletter is available.
A summary of brain research and the implications for teaching and learning is available on the SchwabLearning.org website under "Expert Answers". Choose Dr. Gordon F. Sherman's entry.
Time Magazine's story on "The New Science of Dyslexia".
Dr. Guinevere Eden,
and her husband, Dr. Thomas Zeffiro, Georgetown University Medical Center, Dept.
of Neuroscience, Washington, DC, USA., have studied brain activity through magnetic
resonance imaging that supports the conclusion that early detection and remediation
can help children with potential reading disabilities.
"Brain Imaging: What does it tell us about reading", is an interview with Dr. Guinevere Eden (2004).
Center for the Study of Learning, Georgetown, offers Selected Research Publications; recent research is also listed on faculty's individual webpages.
for Learning Disabilities provides useful information on learning disabilities
Types of Research and Their Roles in Improvement of Practice, by Dr. Russell Gersten, is helpful in distinguishing types of research so the reader can better understand the scope and context of research studies.
Dr. H. Lee Swanson's "Intervention Research for Students with Learning Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis of Treatment Outcomes" is an excellent readable summary of his extensive meta-study of research studies with important implications for classroom practice.
The International Dyslexia Association (Orton) lists current research articles on their website. Click here for summaries of IDA funded research. (Scroll down for most recent.)
Advanced Studies Center at the University of Kansas conducts research on
Of interest for teachers is KU's Strategies Intervention Model, for use with students with learning disabilities (requires training for teachers and specialists). The Content Enhancement Series is designed for use by teachers in any discipline to benefit all students.
National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) offers extensive information on learning disabilities and other conditions that affect learning. (Find the category of interest by selecting a tab.)
Eric Digest offers articles on learning disabilities. For example, an overview is given in Sandra Kerka's "Adults with Learning Disabilities". Eric Digest No. 189.
Suggestions for links to good research sites are welcome.
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