Carol Maloney

Who Knew? What do Knitting and Computers/Digital Technology have in Common?

Both have a positive association on cognitive abilities such as executive function, short term memory, reasoning, global cognitive function, processing speed and recall. In older adults these skills can stimulate several cognitive abilities, brain plasticity and  possibly reduce MCI (mild cognitive impairment).   Knitting can lower heart rate and blood pressure and reduce harmful blood levels …

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Productivity? Distractions? Who Knew?

More and more experts are telling us that interruptions and distractions have eroded our ability to concentrate.  Can you imagine a world without smartphones and other devices that make us accessible and distracted and interrupted every second of the day.  This fragmentation of our time and lack of concentration has become the new normal. When …

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What do Ed Sheeran, Mike Rowe, Jimmy Stewart and Kylie Minogue have in common? They all suffer from a speech disorder – Disfluent speech or Stuttering

There are a few reasons why people who stutter don’t do so when they sing. One is called easy onset of speech, or easy voice, or smooth speech. This describes the way you sing. Think about it – you generally use a smoother and easier voice when you’re singing versus when you’re speaking. Speech therapists …

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How Schools are Adapting to Changing Technology

The Department of #education #teachers Education’s Computer Science for All Movement in the country’s K-12 schools are preparing #students and #parents, regardless of socio-economic background or career interests to meet the demands and thrive in a fast paced, ever changing technology future. This initiative is supported by the White House, #Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, #Oracle and …

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