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A Neuroscience Game-Changer: Connectivity Issues and Learning Difficulties

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I’ve spoken before about the disconnect between neuroscience research, with its complexity and nuance, and practical guidance for educators.

A new report on the source of learning difficulties has cast a new light on the nature of the source of difficulties, suggesting that connectivity, and not particular areas of the brain is the focus of the issue.

Between 14-30% of children and adolescents worldwide have learning difficulties severe enough to require additional support. These difficulties are often associated with cognitive and/or behavioural problems. In some cases, children who are struggling at school receive a formal diagnosis of a specific learning difficulty or disability, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia or developmental language disorder, or of a developmental disorder such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyspraxia, or autism spectrum disorder.

This could have a profound impact on learning design.

Read the report in Science Daily

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I'm convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans. The solution is learning - creating independent and autonomous learners who can problem solve, innovate and create a better more equitable and sustainable world. My books, Future Proof Your School and Re-Examining Success together with this blog, explore how better learning outcomes for all can be achieved.

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