KidsCanSucceed

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Publications


Read some of our publications and articles we have written for various magazines and newspapers.

Can Rhythmic Exercises Improve Academic Performance and Focus?

As a doctoral researcher, and former primary head teacher I am looking at the role of physical interventions to improve performance in cognitive, social and emotional aspects of learning. Whilst these are particularly significant in early years education, they are also relevant to older students.

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Go to sleep! Three key strategies for exhausted parents of 2-9 year olds

Ever wish your child would. Just. Go. To. Sleep? To help you all get a better night sleep here are three key strategies to follow, and eight quick tips to try.

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Disorganised Kids Driving You Crazy?

Parents, when your kid is driving you crazy with their lack of organisation, I ask you to consider whether there may be a reason for this behaviour which is more than just laziness or naughtiness!

Published article in Special Children Magazine December 2016

A commissioned article for this national UK publication.

This article looks at the significance of early childhood physical development and the impact on later academic performance.

It outlines a current research project.

The Crispiani Method

Article published in the Dyslexia Association of Singapore Handbook.

This article was commissioned for the handbook. It explains more about the method and its background.

Rhythm , Tempo and Enhanced Academic Performance

An article commissioned for the Dyslexia Association of Singapore

In this article I outline 3 approaches to dyslexia which share a physical basis for their interventions. The underlying concept of embodied cognition is also developed.

Embodied Cognition

An introduction to the concept of embodied cognition and recent research

Recent reseach published by Oxford University reinforces the significance of physical movement in relation to cognitive development and to longer term effective learning.

This article was commisioned recently by a national U.K. schools’ organisation.

Disorganised Kids Driving You Crazy?

Advice for parents when kids can’t concentrate.

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How to detect developmental delay and what to do next

A book by Mary Mountstephen

A practical book for parents

Dyslexia advice for parents and teachers

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Sleep article for parents of reluctant sleepers…

This was commissioned by Sassy Mamas in Singapore.

Some ideas and strategies for parents of  reluctant sleepers

English as an Additional Language and Specific Learning Difficulties

Information for teachers and parents about a new assessment tool to identify underlying strengths and weaknesses.

This article was commisioned for Prep School Magazine in the U.K.

It outlines how a new assessment process can help identify the reasons why some students appear to be underperforming.

Helping Your Child to Flourish

ABRIDGED FROM JUNIOR MAGAZINE 2011

Every child has a unique cluster of strengths, interests and talents which we look to nurture and celebrate and some will have physical, mental and emotional challenges to overcome.