Early Childhood Education Benefits and How to Make Them Last

The National Public Radio education blogger Elissa Nadworny explores how differences between preschools affect children. “The question is turning away from whether we should do pre-kindergarten and instead to HOW should we do pre-kindergarten…” See the full article here.

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Executive Function Issues or Laziness?

This 2-part series by Dr. Lynn Margolies of Psych Central features the published work of Reflection Sciences Co-founder, Dr. Phil Zelazo. Part 1 of the series describes how Executive Function, the new “hot” umbrella term being used by teachers, counselors, and parents to describe an array of learning and attentional issues, differs from laziness. Part 2 […]

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Executive Function and ADD/ADHD

Executive functions and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADD/ADHD, often go hand-in-hand. In fact, when a doctor screens a patient for ADD/ADHD, deficiencies in executive functions are some of the most important signs they look for. There are several ways to examine for ADD/ADHD, but they all serve the same purpose: to ensure that a child’s cognitive […]

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U of MN Newsletter features Reflection Sciences

Reflection Sciences Co-founders, Dr. Stephanie Carlson and Dr. Phil Zelazo, are also Co-directors of the Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience (DSCN) Lab at the University of Minnesota. See what their lab has been up to in the past year by reading the Lab’s Play-by-Play newsletter, found here!

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