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New Research says how much you talk with babies is liked to their IQ in adolescence

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The adult words and especially the conversations the children experienced between 18 and 24 months correlated 10 years later with their IQ, verbal comprehension, vocabulary, and other language skills. The amount their parents talked to them was important, but the amount they talked with them (“conversational turns”) was even more important.Read More

The Brain-Computer Interface

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A brain-computer interface could unlock minds silenced by stroke and ALS.

Not even Stephen Hawking used the kind of sci-fi communication interface that University of Kansas neuroscientist Jonathan Brumberg is developing. Hawking used a cheek muscle to control his voice device. But Brumberg wants to give individuals with no voluntary movement at all the ability to control a communication device via a brain-computer (BCI) interface—with their thoughts alone. And what would set this apart from other speech BCIs is that it would allow an individual to speak through a speech synthesizer in real time.  Read More

LSI's SWIFT Education Center lands $17M grant to train principals, boost school achievement

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The SWIFT Education Center has received a $17.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement for “Equity Leadership in High Need Schools: Building High Quality Effective Instructional Leaders to Improve Student Outcomes.”  Read More

Teaching teachers to manage classrooms

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What if a teacher could manage a class like clockwork—including those students with challenging behaviors—and even when teaching tough lessons? That’s the way CW-FIT works. Read More

Putting students in charge of themselves with I-Connect

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Howard Wills is putting high school students with emotional and behavioral problems in charge of themselves. Wills directed the development of a web-based application called called I-Connect. Read More