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Left Brain Child

being left-brain in a right-brain world...

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Enhancing Social Skills

  1. Mind Reading Software that trains users to read facial expressions and tones of voice, featuring a library of over four hundred emotions.
  2. The Transporters A DVD series for four- to seven-year-olds that teaches emotions in context, featuring trains, trolleys, and trams with human faces.
  3. Association for Play Therapy Includes listings for social skills therapists.
  4. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Includes listings for social skills therapists.
  5. Shy United A Web site and chatroom for shy people.
  6. Wrong Planet A Web site for people with Asperger's syndrome.


Enriching Analytical Skills

  1. Singapore Math A conceptually challenging math curriculum.
  2. Cognitive Tutor Interactive instruction to supplement secondary math courses: Algebra Readiness, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II.
  3. Math Blaster A futuristic adventure-game series teaching math basics for ages six to twelve.
  4. Zoombinis An adventure-game series featuring logic puzzles.
  5. Drexel University Math Forum Problem of the Week Students submit solutions to weekly problems and receive feedback from mentors.
  6. USA Math Talent Search An individual, online competition for middle and high school students.



A new book by Katharine Beals



Amazon * Barnes & Noble * Indie Books * Borders    

"This book brims with sound, practical advice for nurturing children who don´t fit into the commonly accepted patterns of `normal development,´ yet possess remarkable gifts. A must-read for parents, educators, and mental health professionals.”

—Michael Gurian, author of Nurture the Nature and The Minds of Boys