While there is some debate about the role of cognitive-skills training in education, recent research conducted by early-childhood education researcher Sarah Avtzon shows such training may help close the achievement gap for students with learning disabilities. In this blog post, Avtzon highlights findings from a recent study of 40 elementary-school students with specific learning disabilities "Implications from these results include that training of cognitive processes for students with learning disabilities can result in significant academic performance," she writes.
How cognitive-skills training can help close the achievement gap
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