Sense of Smell: Why My Child Shows Sensory Defensiveness to Odors, Strong Smells and Detergents Sensory

Sense of Smell: Why My Child Shows Sensory Defensiveness to Odors, Strong Smells and Detergents This article provides helpful information about your child’s sense of smell and how they can be affected in the classroom if they struggle with sensory defensiveness. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Our sense of smell is working all day long. Many people only notice scents when they are...

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Boarding School: The Advantages of Attending a Boarding School Education

The Advantages of Attending a Boarding School Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature alternative school opportunities for children in this guest post. While many of the boarding school recommendations below are great for select children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. When it comes to education prior to university, few parents worry about where...

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Brain: How to Rewire the Brain from Home Development

Brain: How to Rewire the Brain from Home This article provides helpful information how to rewire the brain using handwriting exercises at home. As more parents, teachers and friends become aware of how we help children perform better in the classroom, they ask what tools and resources are available to help their children at home when they aren’t in school. Because so many of the...

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Vestibule Disfunction: Why Poor Hearing Development Affects Your Child’s Vestibular, Balance, Speech and Language Auditory Processing

Vestibule Disfunction: Why Poor Hearing Development Affects Your Child’s Vestibular, Balance, Speech and Language This article provides helpful information about how your child’s vestibule cochlea could affect your child’s hearing, processing and auditory system for higher learning. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Hearing is like a complicated game of telephone and when every part of the ear is not in sync, problems arise...

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Handwriting: Is Handwriting Dying Out? – Why Lack of Handwriting Could Cause Impulsive Behaviors and High Emotions in the Classroom Writing

Handwriting: Is Handwriting Dying Out? – Why Lack of Handwriting Could Cause Impulsive Behaviors and High Emotions in the Classroom This article provides helpful information about why handwriting is important and how it could lead to learning problems in the classroom if it is removed from regular curriculum. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. I’ve always been fascinated by old style handwriting. People practiced...

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Emotions: Why Your Child’s Internal “Stress Monitor” May Prevent Learning and Emotional Grounding Emotional Grounding

Emotions: Why Your Child’s Internal “Stress Monitor” May Prevent Learning and Emotional Grounding This article provides helpful information about your child’s emotions and limbic system that can advance or hinder learning in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. There is a widely assumed notion that the frontal cortex of the brain is what makes us human. Recent research is suggesting this is...

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Rewire the Brain: Handbook for Emotional Control and Fine Motor Development Fine Motor

Rewire the Brain: New Educational Handbook for Emotional Control and Fine Motor Development This article introduces ways to rewire the brain for developing your child’s emotions, reading, fine motor and writing skills. Details about the handbook are below. When children walk through my door, each is unique and different, just like their learning development. While some struggle with attention and focus issues, Sensory Processing Disorders, anxiety,...

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Auditory Learning: How Do We Hear? Auditory Processing

Auditory Learning: How Do We Hear? This article is the first in our auditory series. We will discuss how auditory processing and auditory learning is essential for academic achievement. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Every time you put on your headphones to go for a run, go to the symphony or simply listen to your kids playing outside, your body and your brain...

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Peer Pressure: Teaching Your Child about Peer Pressure Parent's Corner

Peer Pressure: Teaching Your Child about Peer Pressure Guest Post Christine Hill Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature sleep tips with guest blogger Christine Hill. While many of the recommendations below are great for children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. Drugs. Sexting. Cyberbullying. Cutting. Eating disorders. It’s a scary world out there. How...

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Hand-eye Coordination Toys for Better Motor Planning, Executive Functioning and Learning Development Motor Skills

Hand-eye Coordination Toys for Better Motor Planning and Learning Development This article provides helpful hand-eye coordination toys for better child and learning development. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Many researchers and scientists have found a direct link between hand-eye coordination and your child’s learning ability. Developing hand-eye coordination can help your child with their fine motor development, handwriting, tracking (reading development), social communications...

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