Intelligence

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  1. There is no relationship between brain injury and intelligence.
  2. There is a significant relationship between brain injury and the ability to express intelligence.
  3. Your child is in the best hands when he is with you because mothers are the best teachers for their children.
  4. You can teach your child anything that you can present in an honest, factual, and joyous way.
  5. Give your child information as a gift without asking for it back again or expecting anything in return.
  6. Joyousness is the key to successful teaching and real learning.
  7. Children have a range to learn because learning is a survival skill.
  8. The brain-injured child often has a difficulty using both eyes together consistently and this interferes with his depth perception, and his ability to learn and to function.
  9. Children can read more easily when the print is enlarged significantly.
  10. Many brain-injured children are too sensitive to everyday sounds and this greatly interferes with their learning and performance.
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  1. Teach your child in a joyous, loving, and respectful way.
  2. Provide stimulating intellectual environment for your child every day.
  3. Read to your child every day.
  4. Teach your child to read right now. The younger he is, the easier it will be for him to learn.
  5. Give your child big and bold print to read.
  6. Believe in your child’s intelligence. He is smarter than you think and brighter than anyone knows.
  7. Respect your child. You and your child have everything to gain and nothing to lose.
  8. Talk to your child in the same way that you talk to everyone else.
  9. Provide your child with tools, not toys.
  10. Eliminate any auditory chaos in the environment. (Turn off the radio, television, cd player, etc.)
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  1. Do not test your child.
  2. Do not bore your child.
  3. Do not talk down to your child or use baby talk.
  4. Do not think that someone else is a better teacher for your child. No one knows or loves your child as much as you do.
  5. Do not assume that your child cannot learn or can only learn slowly because he is brain-injured.
  6. Do not think tht your child is not intelligent because he doesn’t speak or doesn’t speak well.
  7. Do not wait for your child to prove to you that he is smart. He will learn what you teach him.
  8. Do not give your child print that is too small for him to read.
  9. Do not ignore your child or allow others to ignore him.
  10. Do not allow your child to be in an environment tht is noisy, chaotic, or unpredictable.
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