Alzheimer's and Ambidexterity?

Every now and then I check on what's available about lateral dominance on the web.  This popped up a couple of weeks ago: We conducted a case-control study to assess possible factors associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) with 70 clinically...

Talent in a "Hopeless Case"

Geez it's nice when these moments occur.  We've worked with almost-five-year-old Jerry for almost eight months and were beginning to think he just didn't have a hope.  He could carry a tune, though.  That seemed to be his only really solid skill.  (I...

Reluctance to assess in China

This one's about a 5-year-old I'll simply call LOUDboy, 'cause that's what he is.  The decible level goes through the roof when he's in the room.  In this apartment-school with walls that echo, he took a lot of getting used to.  On the very rare...

Eyesight and Early Education in China

So the parents of the kid who can't seem to hold visual focus for more then 2 seconds did take their son to a  local specialist here in Beijing and they were told that his vision has deteriorated during the past year.  They think it's the school's...

from an ESL Pre-School in Beijing

Didn't intend to be so glib with my "heavy" comment about the earthquake. in my last post. The scale of this disaster is monumental; I'm sure the numbers will keep mounting over the weeks.  So much grief just boggles the mind! Local radio keeps...

"Western Education" in the East

Most Chinese parents who come to us with their 4/5/6-year-old claim to want a "Western" education along with the  chance to learn English before starting Grade 1.  To them this seems to boil down to "taking the pressure off" and "having more fun"!  But...

Visual Memory, Asian Kids, "Intelligence"

Boy, these kids are bright!  They're only 5 or 6 and many are already reading at an early Grade 1 level in English.  Heck, one little guy - 5 1/2 - excels in absolutley everything!  Excellent printing, spelling, pronunciation, generally good English...