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Booster Math

Posted by dalia1 at Sat, 10/31/2020 - 19:26.

Author: J.P. Das

E mail: j.p.das@ualberta.ca

All of us who have tried our hand in helping our children, and grand-children with math have experienced how frustrating it is not to be able to use procedures out of the context that was provided by the teacher.

‘No, grandpa, that’s not the way my teacher told me how to do this’

‘Tell me if in this problem, I should use subtraction or division, then I can do it’

Concepts of Autism, Quasi-Autisms and Autisms?

Posted by educweb at Wed, 11/23/2016 - 16:31.

This post discusses three ways of conceptualizing autism. While the distinction among these three ways of thinking about autism may seem like a purely theoretical issue, each of these conceptual models has powerful implications for the way that we study and treat autism.

The Role of Vision in Learning Disabilities - The Flawed Argument That Doesn’t Go Away, and the Better We Could Be Making

Posted by rparrila at Mon, 10/20/2014 - 18:21.

My earlier blog (see here) took aim at Irlen Syndrome as a major cause for reading disabilities and the proposed mandatory screening for all school children.

Coloured Lenses Do Not Cure Reading Disability

Posted by rparrila at Thu, 09/19/2013 - 17:41.

The Edmonton Journal (August 17, 2013) included an article on a private members’ bill promoting testing for Irlen Syndrome in schools. Medical professionals heavily oppose the bill and I thought I should add my voice to the opposition as an educational professional. I also hope to challenge some of the arguments made in the article about the understanding or existence of scientific studies, and move the discussion to a more scientific (and skeptical) direction.


Coming in September 2013: The JP Das Centre Blog

Posted by dascentre at Tue, 07/09/2013 - 09:03.

Soon to be housed in this space will be the JP Das Centre blog, where content regarding issues relevant to the Centre will be addressed. Entries will be written by Dr. Rauno Parrila, ranging from commentary on research studies to updates on developments within the Centre.

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