The role genetics plays in learning

Genetics play a large and interesting role in learning. Educational specialist and internationally acclaimed author and speaker, Jane M. Healy, PhD's explains some essential research that leads to the greater understanding of learning disabilities.
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The role genetics plays in learning

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Genetics are responsible for many of the learning differences that we all have. Some of the disorders that we have such as Dyslexia, Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, probably all have genetic roots in many cases. We also know, however, from the newest research, that the environment is powerfully influencing the way those genes do their job. So that, even if a child has a genetic tendency toward a problem in school or with social learning, we know that we can do a great deal about it. This is why we provide a rich, varied and intellectually stimulating and socially stimulating environment for our children.

Genetics play a large and interesting role in learning. Educational specialist and internationally acclaimed author and speaker, Jane M. Healy, PhD's explains some essential research that leads to the greater understanding of learning disabilities.

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Jane M. Healy, PhD

Educational Psychologist

Jane Healy is a teacher and educational psychologist who has worked with all ages from pre-school to graduate school.  Her major research interest has been in finding practical applications of current brain research for teachers and parents.  A graduate of Smith College, she holds a MA from John Carroll University, a PhD from Case Western Reserve University, and post-doctoral work in developmental neuropsychology.  She has served on the faculty of Cleveland State University. Her many years of experience include: parent, classroom teacher, reading/learning specialist, elementary administrator, and clinician.  She is recognized internationally as an author, lecturer, and consultant. She has received international media coverage, including Nightline, Good Morning America, the Today Show, CNN and NPR, for her ideas about the impact of technology, media and culture on children's brain development and learning.

Although Jane has received many honors, including being twice named the "Educator of the Year" by Delta Kappa Gamma, she claims that she and her husband have learned most of what they know from the process of raising three sons (and now their six grandchildren).

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