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Neuroscience, education and educational efficacy research

Max Coltheart and Genevieve McArthur

in Neuroscience in Education

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199600496
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739187 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600496.003.0061
Neuroscience, education and educational efficacy research

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There exists a plethora of commercial products that are claimed to be of assistance for children with educational difficulties, especially ‘learning disabilities’. Typically, these products are claimed by their originators to be based on something neuroscientific, or at least to be ‘inspired’ by neuroscience. However, for many of these programmes, any true link with neuroscience is non-existent or tenuous at best. This chapter discusses the use of controlled trials and neuroscientific data to assess educational treatments.

Keywords: neuroscience; education; treatment research; educational treatments; controlled trials; learning disabilities

Chapter.  3631 words. 

Subjects: Neuroscience

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