There exists a plethora of commercial products that are claimed to be of assistance for children with educational difficulties, especially 'learning disabilities'. Typically, these products are claimed by their originators to be based on something neuroscientific, or at least to be 'inspired' by neuroscience. However, for many of these programmes, any true link with neuroscience is non-existent or tenuous at best. This chapter discusses the use of controlled trials and neuroscientific data to assess educational treatments.
|Title of host publication||Neuroscience in Education|
|Subtitle of host publication||The good, the bad, and the ugly|
|Editors||Sergio Della Sala, Mike Anderson|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 24 May 2012|