Family Friendly Tech and Advocacy: Tech Psychologist's Guide by Dr. Jeanne Beckman

Family Friendly Tech and Advocacy: Tech Psychologist's Guide   by Dr. Jeanne Beckman
Finally, a book to help families find the right technology to accommodate reading disorders (dyslexia) and other disabilties! ISBN 978-1-60264-089-4

How to purchase my book

To purchase through Virtual Bookworm (my publisher) you can click Virtual Bookworm Publisher: Tech Psychologist's Guide or
Amazon no longer allows Illinois professionals to get credit for referrals to Amazon due to a sales tax dispute. I will be referring to Powell's in the near future.

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Reducing exercise, reducing memory?

Does it make sense?

In the era of NCLB (No Child Left Behind) requiring continual testing of our children in school, children have little time left for recess and other physical activity. Homework quantities have increased to the point of eliminating any free time to run and play outside once children arrive home after school. The New York Times reported that an increasing body of research points to the dangers of lost opportunities to exercise: those who exercise "... can improve the performance of the brain by boosting memory and cognitive processing speed." Read the full article at

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