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Cii Radio interview: Exam Prep (Ayesha Ismail, The Afternoon Beat)

3 June 2022

It's mid-year exam time - join us during The Afternoon Beat show when Dalena van der Westhuizen, co-founder of BrainAbility, talks about overcoming hurdles and preparing for the mid-year exams.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

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"Ask Dalena": Q&A section in SA Homeschooling Magazine

Issue 10, June 2022

Parents and Teachers, here's an opportunity to get your questions about learning frustrations and concerns answered!

 

We're honored to be a contributor to SA Homeschooling Magazine and so excited about the 'Ask Dalena' section in the magazine.

Dalena will answer any type of questions, concerns or issues you may have about learning, concentration, memory, cognitive development and of course, frustrations and problems you may have with these.

How to 'ASK DALENA'

Simply email your questions to adri@isikhova.co.za or to dalena@brainability.co.za

(E-mail subject line: Question for Ask Dalena)

Click here to read the magazine online.

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Article in SA Homeschooling Magazine: Time Management & Problem Solving

Issue 10, June 2022

We're proud to be a contributor to the SAHS Magazine.  With the first quarter of 2022 and the usual mad rush of settling into a new academic year firmly behind us, Dalena van der Westhuizen, Cognitive Development Specialist and co-founder of BrainAbility, suggests focusing on non-academic skills that will make learning and thriving a little easier.

Click here to read the magazine online (Magazine page 38, Online page 40.)

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"Ask Dalena": The new Q&A section in SA Homeschooling Magazine

Issue 9, March 2022

Hello SA Homeschoolers. We're honored to be a contributor to SA Homeschooling Magazine and so excited about the very first 'Ask Dalena' in Issue 9 of the magazine.

Dalena will answer any type of questions, concerns or issues you may have about learning, concentration, memory, cognitive development and of course, frustrations and problems you may have with these.

How to 'ASK DALENA'

Simply email your questions to adri@isikhova.co.za

Click here to download a printable PDF of the article. 

Click here to read the magazine online.

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Article in SA Homeschooling Magazine: 7 Questions Answered About Your Child's ADHD

Issue 9, March 2022

We're proud to be a contributor to the SAHS Magazine.  When a parent suspects or has recently received an ADHD diagnosis, they usually have many questions.  Dalena van der Westhuizen, Cognitive Development Specialist and co-founder of BrainAbility, answers some of them.

 

Click here to download a printable PDF of the article. 

Click here to read the magazine online.

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Pretoria FM onderhoud: Breinfeite vir Internasionale Breinbewusmakings Week 2022 (Oggendkuier met Susan Botha)

14 Maart 2022

Hoekom vergeet ek? Hoekom sukkel my kind met leer of konsentreer? Is ek te oud om my brein te verbeter? Hoe kan ek my brein fiks en gesond hou?

14 - 22 Maart 2022 is Internasionale Breinbewusmakings Week!  Susan Botha het met met Dalena van der Westhuizen, Kognitiewe Ontwikkeling Spesialis, oor allerlei interessante breinfeite gesêls.

Kliek hier om na 'n opname van die onderhoud te luister.

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"Ask Dalena": Brand new Q&A section to be added to SA Homeschooling Magazine

Hello SA Homeschoolers. We're thrilled to share news of an exciting addition in SA Homeschooling, beginning with the next issue: 'Ask Dalena'.

Dalena will answer any type of questions, concerns or issues you may have about learning, concentration, memory, cognitive development and of course, frustrations and problems you may have with these.

How to 'ASK DALENA'

Simply email your questions to adri@isikhova.co.za

 

About Dalena

Dalena is co-founder and managing director of BrainAbility, a cognitive development specialist, master brain coach and internationally-certified cognitive coach. She takes the latest international cognitive research and best practice, and translates it into strategies that can be applied by parents and educators alike.

 

A mom and a self-confessed chocoholic, Dalena is happiest working with kids and adults to improve how their brain processes information for better learning, reading and paying attention.

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Article in SA Homeschooling Magazine:  My Amazing Brain

Issue 8, February 2022

We're proud to be a contributor to the SAHS Magazine.  In this issue of SA Homeschooling Magazine, we share interesting facts about our amazing brains!

The magazine is always full of interesting and really useful info for ALL parents and teachers, whether you're homeschooling or not.

 

Click here to download a printable PDF of the article. 

Click here to read the magazine online.

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Cii Radio interview: How to get kids to go from holiday mode to work mode (Ayesha Ismail, The Afternoon Beat)

31 January 2022

Great interview for parents and educators to listen to!

Join us during The Afternoon Beat show when Dalena van der Westhuizen, co-founder of BrainAbility, gives parents and educators tips on what they can do now to ensure a better academic year.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

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Artikel in LIG tydskrif: My kind se swak akademiese jaar

Somer/Desember 2021 uitgawe

Hoe gemaak as hierdie 'n teleurstellende akademiese jaar vir jou kind was - hoe help mens die teleurstelling verwerk, en wat kan jy doen om jou kind te help sodat 2022 'n beter jaar is?

 

LIG tydskrif het met Dalena van der Westhuizen van BrainAbility gesêls vir advies hieroor.

Kliek hier om die artikel te lees.

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Articles in SA Homeschooling Magazine: Staying on Top of Executive Functions & Top Study Tips for 2022

Issue 7, December 2021

Great info for ALL parents and teachers! The magazine is filled with homeschooling essentials and learning support ideas that will benefit ALL kids, whether they're homeschooled or not!

 

 Included in this issue, is two articles by Dalena van der Westhuizen from BrainAbility:

  • Staying on Top of Executive Functions

  • Study Tips for the New Year

Click here to download a printable PDF of the article "Staying on Top of Executive Functions". 

Click here to download a printable PDF of the article "Top Study Tips for 2022". 

Click here to read the magazine online.

TEDx Talk: Lessons Learned From Training 101,000 Brains (Dr. Amy Lawson Moore, Gibson Institute of Cognitive Research) TEDx West Monroe

December 2021

We aren’t stuck with the cognitive cards we’ve been dealt! Cognitive psychologist Dr. Amy Lawson Moore shares lessons she and her colleagues have learned about brain training from their clinical research and experience working with more than 101,000 brains.

 

In this talk, Dr. Moore illustrates how brain training should match the complexity of cognition, the importance of achieving real-life benefits, and the universal applicability of brain training for all ages. Weaving her peer-reviewed research results with stories of hope, she shares how cognitive training is so much more than ‘brain games’!

 

Dr. Amy Moore is a cognitive psychologist at LearningRx in Colorado Springs, CO at the headquarters of a worldwide network of brain training centers where she specializes in cognitive training and cognition assessment for neurodevelopmental disorders, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury, and age-related cognitive decline.

 

Dr. Moore also serves as VP of Research at Gibson Institute of Cognitive Research, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people struggling with brain disorders and injuries. Her brain training research has been published in peer-reviewed medical and psychology journals and presented at conferences around the United States.

 

She is a former child development specialist, education administrator, with a PhD in psychology and a master’s degree in early childhood education. She’s a board-certified Christian counselor, Editor-in-Chief of Modern Brain Journal, co-host of the podcast Brainy Moms, a married mom of 3 boys, and an ADHD warrior.

Click here to listen to the TEDx talk.

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Cii Radio interview: Let's talk about DYSLEXIA (Ayesha Ismail, The Afternoon Beat)

29 October 2021

October is International Dyslexia Awareness Month!

Join us during The Afternoon Beat show when Dalena van der Westhuizen, co-founder of BrainAbility, answer questions about Dyslexia and explain underlying causes of reading struggles.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

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Cii Radio interview: Let's talk about ADHD (Ayesha Ismail, The Afternoon Beat)

22 October 2021

October is International ADHD Awareness Month!

Join us during The Afternoon Beat show when Dalena van der Westhuizen, co-founder of BrainAbility, answer questions about ADHD and explain underlying causes of attention struggles.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

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Article in SA Homeschooling Magazine: Is Your Child Lazy?

Issue 6, October 2021

Great article for ALL parents and teachers in this issue of SA Homeschooling Magazine!

Is your child lazy? Or could it be weak executive functioning skills? Co-founder of BrainAbility South Africa, Dalena van der Westhuizen, explains.

Click here to download a printable PDF of the article. 

Click here to read the magazine online.

Cii Radio interview: Exam Stress and Useful Study Tips (Ayesha Ismail, The Afternoon Beat)

10 September 2021

Many kids, and often parents too, really stress during exam times. During The Afternoon Beat show, presenter Ayesha Ismail talks to Dalena van der Westhuizen about how to best handle exam stress. Dalena also shares some great research based study tips!

Click here to listen to the podcast.

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Article in SA Homeschooling Magazine: Two Kinds of Smart

Issue 5, August 2021

Great article for ALL parents and teachers in this issue of SA Homeschooling Magazine!

Did you know that there are Two Kinds of Smart, and what the skills are that will be required in the future? Co-founder of BrainAbility South Africa, Dalena van der Westhuizen, explains.

Click here to download a printable PDF of the article. 

Click here to read the magazine online.

Article in ParentingHub: 15 Research Based Study Tips to Make Learning Easier this Term

6 August, 2021

The new school term has started, and many parents are already wondering if there’s anything they can do to make learning a little bit easier for their kids. You’re in luck! Here’s 15 research based study tips that will positively impact learning.

Click here to read the article.

Cii Radio interview: Kids and boredom (Ayesha Ismail, The Afternoon Beat)

2 July 2021

With kids at home for a longer period than initially planned, many parents wonder how to get around the kids getting bored. Is it actually good for kids to be bored, or should they be kept busy constantly? During The Afternoon Beat show, presenter Ayesha Ismail talks to Dalena van der Westhuizen about this.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

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Article in SA Homeschooling Magazine: When Learning is Hard, Life is Hard.

Issue 4, 2021

Great article for ALL parents and teachers in this issue of SA Homeschooling Magazine!

There are always ways to solve learning challenges. Co-founder of BrainAbility South Africa, Dalena van der Westhuizen, explains cognitive skills and the role they play in the learning process.

Click here to download a printable PDF of the article. 

Click here to read the magazine online.

Hoe weet ek of my kind skoolgereed is?

8 April 2020

Kliek hier om die artikel op afrikaans.com te lees.

Onderhoud soos uitgesaai op KYKnet en GROOTfm 90.5 se Die GROOT Ontbyt!

16  Maart 2020

Tydens die 25e Internasionale Breinbewusmakings Week, praat die GROOT Ontbyt span met Dalena van der Westhuizen oor kinders en leerprobleme, asook wenke oor hoe om makliker te leer en huiswerk te doen.  

Kliek hier om na die onderhoud te kyk.

STUDIEWENKE Onderhoud soos uitgesaai op KYKnet en GROOTfm 90.5 se Die GROOT Ontbyt!

30 Julie 2019

Die Matriek eindeksamen is net om die draai!  Groot FM 90.5 se GROOT Ontbyt span het met Dalena van der Westhuizen gesêls oor wat die nuutste navorsing ons leer oor hoe om effektief te studeer.

Kliek hier om na die studiewenke te luister.

 

Artikel in Vrouekeur

24 Mei 2019

Die rol van kritiese denke en hoe jy jou kind kan help om hierdie belangrike vaardigheid te ontwikkel. 

 

 

 

Pretoria FM onderhoud (Elsje van Jaarsveld)

6 Mei 2019

Wat hou die werksplek van 2025 in? Wat vertel die nuutste navorsing ons oor die vaardighede wat in die werksplek van die toekoms belangrik gaan wees. Elsje praat met Dalena van der Westhuizen oor hierdie interessante onderwerp.

 

 

Radio Kansel onderhoud (Johann Els)

27 Maart 2019

Johann praat met Dalena van der Westhuizen oor nuwe ontwikkelinge in breinontwikkeling navorsing en die verskil wat kognitiewe breinontwikkeling in mense se lewens kan maak.

 

 

 

 

 

Pretoria FM Onderhoud (Elsje van Jaarsveld)

13 Maart 2019

Elsje praat met Dalena van der Westhuizen oor Internasionale Breinbewusmakings Week, kognitiewe breinfunksies se rol in lees, leer en konsentrasie, en die belangrikheid om jou Kognitiewe Breinfunksies te laat assesseer. 

 

 

 

 

 

GrootFM Onderhoud (Su-An Muller-Marais)

11 Maart 2019

Su-An en haar Span praat met Dalena van der Wethuizen oor Internasionale Breinbewusmakings Week, kognitiewe breinfunksies se invloed op ons alledaagse lewens, en doen selfs  'n paar breinoefeninge!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artikel in Vrouekeur

25 Januarie 2019

My kind sukkel op skool. BrainRx verskaf hulp en raad.

 

 

 

 

 

Article in JSE (Johannesburg Stock Exchange) Magazine

September 2018

Are you an ambitious executive looking to improve your brain function? The difference between brain apps and brain training explained.

 

 

 

 

Eksamen-hulp praatjie op RSG

Brabbeltyd, 26 Maart 2018

Dalena van der Westhuizen praat met Charlene Lackay oor hoe om jou kind te ondersteun om beter vir eksamens voor te berei.

 

 

 

 

 

Radio Kansel Onderhoud

15 Maart 2018

Johann Els praat met Dalena van der Westhuizen oor hoe jou brein kan verbeter en die hoop wat dit vir mense kan gee.

 

 

 

 

 

Pretoria FM Onderhoud

14 Maart 2018

Elsje van Jaarsveld praat met Dalena van der Westhuizen oor neuroplastisiteit.

 

 

 

 

 

Brein Oefeninge praatjie op RSG

Brabbeltyd, 26 Februarie 2018​

Charlene Lackay praat met Dalena van der Westhuizen oor brein oefeninge.

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