Brain-Based Learning

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At New Haven, we incorporate the principles of brain-based learning and education to support student learning. There are many ways brain-based learning is incorporated into our program. We wanted to share a tangible example with you, so you not only learn about it, but can experience it as well. A coloring book and a box […]

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Educational Outcomes

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Education is goal-oriented with specific milestones to track students’ progress toward high school graduation and college admissions, but what happens if those milestones are not met because life has taken some unexpected detours? At New Haven School, students admit with a variety of educational backgrounds and experiences. Many find themselves missing the milestones they need […]

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The Effect of OCD on Academic Performance

OCD and School Work A student who has untreated OCD is likely to struggle with concentration in the classroom. Students will often have a hard time concentrating because they will experience extreme anxiety and urges which can become overwhelming. Traditionally, these are smart, bright, kind, and likable students who are unable to excel and work […]

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How to Fix a Broken Brain

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So called “enhanced environment” therapies may enable us to aggressively prevent, mitigate, and even heal neurological disorders once considered untreatable.

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Brain Research and the Classroom

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In the past decade, scanning and imaging technology has allowed researchers to directly observe brain activity, leading to enormous advances in our understanding of cognition. In addition to yielding insights into how the brain works, these advances also allow health practitioners to assess an individual’s cognitive activity, processing patterns, and deficits. This information, in turn, allows educators to more precisely identify issues that might impact learning and inform classroom strategies. We can now directly observe and distinguish cognitive patterns associated with, for instance, ADHD, processing issues, trauma, and even transitory emotional states.

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Self Advocacy for Teens

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In a treatment setting, school is often the laboratory for practicing skills learned in therapy. One such skill—self advocacy—has has far-reaching implications for both emotional well being and academic success.

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So by addressing therapeutic issues in an experiential classroom setting we can accelerate the treatment process. By addressing emotional issues that have interfered with academic progress through clinical treatment, we make these girls much better students. It is by collaborating rigorously across departments that we can help the student become more emotionally stable and better learners.

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College Gap Year

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Emergent adults are taking less of a straight line to adulthood than past generations did. They are more likely to take a year off or change schools once or more. Many are withdrawing from school for emotional reasons or due to adjustment difficulties.

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College Preparation and Choice

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Currently, statistics for college failure hover at close to 50% nationally; this alarming statistic is likely due, in large part, to adjustment difficulties as students attempt to simultaneously adapt to new academic, social, and independent living challenges. These adjustment difficulties are further compounded when a college entrant has a history of emotional struggles such as depression, anxiety, personality disorders, or substance abuse.

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Are Males Better at Math than Females?

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Girls and their math abilities: There is a stereo type that girls are inferior at math. However, current research has debunked this myth. In fact girls perform at the same level as boys when they are “given the right educational tools and have visible female role models excelling in mathematics.”1 One factor that helps feed […]

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