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Does Brain Age Effect Success in Reading and Writing?

I just found this wonderful article by Susan R. Johnson MD, FAAP, a Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrician.
In the article, she presents such ideas as simple skipping as an indicator of mature, bilateral brain development in 2nd-6th graders. She suggests that right brain development affects spelling capabilities and that Kindergarten is too early for writing, reading, or spelling instruction because both sides of a brain are not developed yet. That topic of Kindergarten being too early defies what is being taught in schools these days in our country. Here’s her website:

http://www.youandyourchildshealth.org/youandyourchildshealth/biography.html

Please comment with your ideas but make sure you read the whole article first.

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