WGCN Research Studies
If you would like to participate in any of the WGCN research studies - please email interest to WGCNeuroeducate@aol.com and include the term "research" in the subject.
Research Study #1: The Introduction of Multiple Secondary Languages As Means By Which To Close Achievement Gaps in Primary Language Acquisition
There is a lot of general research that explores the benefits of teaching a second language – as it plays into general first language acquisition.
However, there is not much quantitative data or research in the area of using second, third and fourth language instruction as a means by which to close achievement gaps found in first language acquisition.
Each language works the human brain and physiology in different ways.
Enrolled families are invited to participate as a control group (students with no known language or speech concerns) – or as a test group (students with documented or anticipated speech or language concerns, for example, students who are PPD-NOS, Autism Spectrum, General Language Delay, General Speech Concern, Chromosomal Differences.)
By enrolling in this project, students will participate in multisensory movement, music and dance language instruction in two to four secondary languages.
Baselines and ongoing assessments will be conducted at home – as well as on site at school.
Below is a link to an interesting neurolinguistic study done at Oxford that shows how the brain responds in different areas – to different languages – that gave inspiration for this project.
Research Study #2: Ecotherapy
Ecotherapy as it relates to increased self regulation, vestibular development and the resolution of sensory integration deficits.
Research Study #3: Optimum Sensory Development and Significant Visual Percetual Deficits
Optimum sensory development in sighted children who's significant visual/perceptual deficits make their sight a liability within the context of their optimum neurodevelopment (i.e. mosaic and full chromosomal disorders that create "kaleidoscope" vision).
Research Study #4: Neuroscience and Teacher Training
Neuroscience driven teacher training in order to produce educators that organically cultivate learning praxis around each learner through successfully applying principles of multi sensory neurodevelopment and cutting edge findings in neuroscience.
Research Study #5: Neurodevelopment as Family Culture
Neurodevelopmentalism as being most powerful when it's nuclear to a families culture and fundamental to optimal neurodevelopment.
Research Study #6: Quantifiable Unschooling in Late Childhood/Early Adolescence
Quantifiable student driven unschooling during late childhood and early adolescence as a means by which to facilitate high levels of personal responsibility, personal accountability and accelerated academic achievement.
Research Study #7: How Adult Sleep Deficits and Eating Choices Effect the Parenting Systems and Therefore Impact Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Children
Exploration in how the sleep and eating patterns of primary care givers impact the neurodevelopment of the children they care for.