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Girls’ Verbal Skills Make Them Better At Arithmetic by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted Thu 23 Feb 2012 2:01pm Image: istockphoto While boys generally do better than girls in science and math, some studies have found that girls do better in arithmetic. A new study published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , finds that the advantage comes from girls’ superior verbal skills. “People have alwa ... Read on »
Strong Verbal Skills in Childhood May Raise Drinking Risk, Study Suggests by Medline Plus Posted Thu 12 Sep 2013 4:00pm These expressive kids scored higher in 'sensation-seeking,' researchers found Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Development , Underage Drinking Read on »
Better Motor Skills = Better Adaptive Behavior Skills in Children with Autism by Your Therapy Source Posted Fri 20 Sep 2013 4:00am Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders published research on 233 children ages 14 to 49 months diagnosed with autism. The researchers examined the relationship of motor skills on the adaptive behavior composite, daily living, adaptive social and adaptive communicative skills while holding constant the age, non-verbal problem solving, and the ... Read on »
Strength, Skill; Skill, Strength? by Eugene Thong Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 30 Sep 2009 10:13pm One prominent  and controversial question in strength training circles: Is training strength and demonstrating strength the same thing or different things?  In other words, what’s the best way to build strength – by “demonstrating” it through heavy maximal lifts, explosive movements, and plain-ol’ ‘ lifting stuff ‘, or by ‘training it’ thr ... Read on »
Good Communication Skill: How Do I Acquire Good Communication Skill Quickly If I Am A Poor Communicator? by Cecil M. Health Maven Posted Wed 23 Jun 2010 9:04am If you are a solo professional or entrepreneur, one of the key to your success is to have good communicator Skill. One of the concerns that can drive you crazy is If somebody is stressed out, they need to step back and start listening. They need to take that on themselves.   Wayne: Is that right?   Cecil: No. You can’t do that b ... Read on »
Caregiver Skills - How to videos teach needed skills by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sat 20 Dec 2008 7:14pm We've been developing our training videos for caregiver and nursing assistant training. One website, Howcast.com has great tools we've been using to build these training videos. Here's a sample: How to take a blood pressure (to learn more go to our website, CaringforMom ): Today I got their Holiday email with samples of How-to vi ... Read on »
Mental Skills Decline More Sharply for Women With Alzheimer's: Study by HealthFinder Posted Wed 29 Aug 2012 1:00pm healthnewslink Even verbal ability deteriorates more than for men, researchers say. WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29 (He ... Read on »
New Skills for the Skill Set; Co ... by Sensationally Red Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:00am New Skills for the Skill Set; Cotton Candy Queen Darn! I just redid my resume the other day and I forgot to list my PTA Carney Skills. I was asked for the third year in a row to operate the cotton candy machine for the school dance. I also know how to run one of those industrial size carnival popcorn machines. I also do snow cones. What do y ... Read on »
Basic Skills are the Highest Skills by Sue Wharton Posted Mon 25 Jan 2010 12:00am Neal Martin from Urban Samurai has been writing recently about the importance of practising basics and why he thinks people sometimes neglect to do this (Why the fundamentals of Martial Arts are neglected). He e-mailed me and asked if I would write a post on the same subject. As I mentioned in an earlier post (A Drive on Basics) ... Read on »
Fine Motor Skills & Visual Peceptual Skills Activity Video by Your Therapy Source Posted Wed 05 May 2010 1:08pm Complete the Picture: Materials: picture, scissors, glue stick, markers or crayons Purpose: Encourage fine motor and visual perceptual skills Check out What's Missing? for more fine motor and visual perceptual activities. Only $3.99! Read on »