Learning Toys: The “Wrong” Toys for Holding Your Child Back and the “Right” Toys for Building Your Child’s Brain Motor Skills

Learning Toys: The “Wrong” Toys for Holding Your Child Back and the “Right” Toys for Building Your Child’s Brain This article provides helpful information about the right learning toys and the wrong learning toys to purchase for your children. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Many of you have been asking “what are the ‘right’ gifts to give my child?” Toys have definitely changed...

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IEP Assistance: Does my Child Qualify for an IEP and what are the Steps to Getting Approved? Education

IEP Assistance: Does my Child Qualify for an IEP and what are the Steps to Getting Approved? This article provides beginning steps for parents to gain an IEP to help their child in school. In many cases, a student with a learning disability can benefit from having what is called an Individualized Education Program (IEP). If you are a parent of a child that has...

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Spinal Galant: What is a Retained Spinal Galant and Why Does it Make my Child Wiggle and Squirm? Primitive Reflexes

Spinal Galant: What is a Retained Spinal Galant and Why Does it Make my Child Wiggle and Squirm? This article provides important information about a retained spinal Galant reflex and how it affects a child’s attention and focus in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Deep inside the womb, the twenty week old fetus shows signs of an emerging primitive reflex called...

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Dysgraphia: How to Recognize Signs of Dysgraphia in Your Child Writing

Dysgraphia: How to Recognize Signs of Dysgraphia in Your Child This article provides helpful signs and symptoms for dysgraphia. Many parents and educators have a hard time recognizing the signs and symptoms of Dysgraphia in their child or students. Children struggling with dysgraphia often struggle with written language and how well they are able to express and organize their thoughts on paper. Many times there...

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Books and Resources for Occupational Therapists, Parents and Educators Development

Important Books and Resources for Occupational Therapists, Parents and Educators This article provides helpful books and resources for improving your child’s learning development. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. We often receive requests from parents, educators, Occupational Therapists, Pediatric Therapists and other professionals for books and resources we use to help our students succeed at home and at school. Several of the resources we use...

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Milestones for Reading: Development of the Eyes, Ears and Neck Development

Foundational Milestones for Reading: Development of the Eyes, Ears and Neck This article discusses important foundational milestones for reading and writing. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. At one month old, an infant has already adjusted to numerous sensations and has started to formulate responses to these sensations. One of the more important sensations that a baby learns to respond to is the sensations...

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Spatial Awareness and Locomotion Activities for Processing and Attention Motor Skills

Spatial Awareness and Locomotion Activities for Processing and Attention This article provides helpful information for children who need spatial awareness and locomotion activities to build processing and attention in the classroom. Children that struggle with spatial awareness can have difficulty with simple tasks as they move within their environment. When your child has trouble with balance, coordination, runs into furniture, moves awkwardly, has trouble with personal boundaries...

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ATNR: Studies Show 50% of Kids with a Retained ATNR Primitive Reflex Struggle with Dyslexia Primitive Reflexes

ATNR: Studies Show 50% of Kids with a Retained ATNR Primitive Reflex Struggle with Dyslexia This article discusses how a retained Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR) could be the reason behind a child having dyslexia. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Overall Look Retained Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR) can affect your child’s writing ability, tracking, crossing the midline, balance and coordination and bilateral...

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Stages of Creativity: Why Some Kids are “Blocked” from the 4 Stages of Creativity Education

Stages of Creativity: Why Some Kids are “Blocked” from the 4 Stages of Creativity This article provides helpful information about the stages of creativity and how it can support or hinder a child’s learning ability. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. When thinking about creativity, most people tend to think about it as a fluid thing with no structure, but that is the joy...

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Sensory Modulation: Your Child’s Extreme Emotional Reaction to Unwanted Sensory Information Sensory

Sensory Modulation: Your Child’s Extreme Emotional Reaction to Unwanted Sensory Information This article provides helpful information about sensory modulation and how it affects behavior and attention in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. We discuss sensory processing a lot at our center because it is important to understand the entire operation of this complex human process so parents, teachers and educators can...

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