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Children Spot Objects More Quickly When Prompted By Words

Children Spot Objects More Quickly When Prompted By Words Instead Of Images

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Spoken language prompts children to spot objects more quickly than images, according to a new study from Indiana University. As any book lover will tell you, language is transformative....

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2014-04-17 23:09:44

Innovative social network Footstomp.com is joining with World T.E.A.M. Sports to support the annual Face of America ride with injured veterans from Washington to Gettysburg April 25-27. Holbrook, NY (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Footstomp.com, an innovative social network for injured service members, veterans, their families and caregivers is joining with World T.E.A.M. Sports to support the organization’s annual Face of America bicycle ride from Washington to Gettysburg April 25-27. Launched...

2014-04-17 12:26:35

LUTZ, Fla., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Employers looking to evaluate reasoning ability and problem-solving skills in job candidates have a new tool when making hiring decisions--the Test of General Reasoning Ability(TM) (TOGRA(TM)). Written by respected author Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, the TOGRA is ideal for use in human resources and selection environments as it can be administered in a group setting, saving precious evaluation and decision-making time. Requiring just 16 minutes...

2014-04-17 12:26:34

LUTZ, Fla., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coaches who need to determine which players are ready to tackle leadership roles have a new tool when making game-time decisions -- the Test of General Reasoning Ability(TM) (TOGRA(TM)). Written by respected author Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, the TOGRA is ideal for use when a speeded measure of reasoning ability and problem solving under pressure is needed. The TOGRA can be administered by a qualified professional in a group setting, saving...

2014-04-09 23:21:59

Predictability Study Provides ISIP Cut Scores that Reflect Strong Probability of Passing Texas Reading Assessment Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Student results on Istation’s Indicators of Progress (ISIP) assessments can determine a high probability of passing the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Reading tests, according to a predictability study released in March 2014. The study identified the cut score of the ISIP Overall Reading Ability Score that can be...

2014-04-08 23:26:57

Sponsored by St. Francis Medical Center and reaching nearly 8,000 Trenton youth, GoNoodle is designed to improve student health, engagement and performance. TRENTON, NJ (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 While only about one-quarter of youth meet the current recommendation of at least 60 minutes of daily moderate to vigorous physical activity, Trenton students are getting more active right in the classroom using GoNoodle physical activity breaks or “brain breaks,” thanks to a generous sponsorship...

2014-04-08 23:01:23

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2014-04-08 15:58:24

Although a greater proportion of teenage boys than girls watch and fantasize about sex they have seen in pornography, there are no differences between the sexes when it comes to what types of sex they fantasize about. This is shown in a new study from Uppsala University that is published in Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Using questionnaires, Magdalena Mattebo, researcher at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health at Uppsala University, investigated the...

2014-04-08 12:31:35

MIAMI, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Balancing a low dose of behavior therapy with a low dose of medication may be the key to helping children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to a new study by researchers at FIU's Center for Children and Families. High doses of stimulant medication and intensive behavior therapy are each known to be effective individual modes of treatment. But medication may suppress a child's growth and decrease their...

2014-04-08 12:27:39

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A paper on teenage suicide written by two assistant professors of sociology at the University of Memphis will be published in the field's flagship journal, the American Sociological Review, in April. "Are Suicidal Behaviors Contagious in Adolescence?," by Drs. Seth Abrutyn and Anna Mueller, also will be the subject of an upcoming podcast for the journal. In the paper, the authors find that extremely personal behaviors, like suicide, are...

2014-04-08 08:39:12

New Common-Core aligned test provides affordable option for more than 140,000 annual test takers in seven states SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Department of Education has announced that they have selected CTB/McGraw-Hill's TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion(TM)) test as a state-approved assessment leading to a high school equivalency certificate. The decision is the latest development in an ongoing movement by states across the country to identify...