Development


Palmar Reflex: Where the Problem Begins with Poor Handwriting, Pencil Grip and Fine Motor Development Development

Palmar Reflex: Where the Problem Begins with Poor Handwriting, Pencil Grip and Fine Motor Development This article contains information regarding a retained Palmar reflex that can harm your child’s fine motor development. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  Infants have the ability to grasp an object from the moment they are born. This grasp is very strong, as you may know if your baby...

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Brain Hierarchy: When Your Child’s Lower Brain Levels Are Weak, they Can’t Learn Development

Brain Hierarchy: When Your Child’s Lower Brain Levels Are Weak, they Can’t Learn This article contains information regarding the brain hierarchy and how each part affects learning in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Did you know that the brain of an infant contains essentially all the brain cells that they will ever need for learning throughout their lifespan? Add this to the...

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Musical Skipper: Improving your Child’s Timing, Rhythm and Vestibular for Learning Development

Musical Skipper: Improving your Child’s Timing, Rhythm and Vestibular for Learning This article contains information about the Musical Skipper to help develop your child’s timing and rhythm. Affiliate links are provided for your convenience. As previously discussed in “Timing, Rhythm and the Brain: Why Timing Affects Learning,” we now have a better understanding of how important timing and rhythm is for a child’s emotional and intellectual...

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Timing, Rhythm and the Brain: Why Timing Affects Learning Development

Timing, Rhythm and the Brain: Why Timing Affects Learning This article discusses the importance timing and rhythm has on learning and the brain. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. I love watching little kids dance. It’s wonderful whether they’re dancing to the beat of their own drum, taking the time to listen to the beat, or imitating the moves of others. Even from the time...

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Primitive Reflex: Poor Posture Shows Signs of Learning Delays from Retained STNR Development

Primitive Reflex: Poor Posture Shows Signs of Learning Delays from Retained STNR This article contains information regarding the STNR primitive reflex. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. The way we hold our bodies affects everything we do. Posture is a large part of daily life and influences everything from focus and concentration to mood and confident body language. Just as correct posture can produce amazing results...

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Hand-eye Coordination: How Hand-eye Coordination Helps Early Readers Development

Hand-eye Coordination: How Hand-eye Coordination Helps Early Readers This article contains information regarding hand-eye coordination and it’s importance for reading and writing. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  Hand-eye coordination is one of the most important parts of the learning process. It helps your child track the movements of their hands with their eyes, which is essential for reading and decoding. Because your child also uses their...

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Tummy Time: Learning Delays that could Result from Lack of Tummy Time Development

Tummy Time: Learning Delays that could Result from Lack of Tummy Time This article contains information regarding the importance of tummy time in your child’s development. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. I have four kids. Over the last seven years I have gone from the overly paranoid, blow everything out of proportion type to the it’s all good, they’re more resilient than you think...

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Primitive Reflexes: Why a Retained Spinal Galant Reflex is Mistaken for ADHD Development

Primitive Reflexes: Why a Retained Spinal Galant Reflex is Mistaken for ADHD This article contains information regarding a retained Spinal Galant Reflex. When I first began tutoring children and helping kids with learning challenges 20 years ago, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) seemed to be the common diagnosis for almost every learning challenge. If your child couldn’t sit still in school, if they couldn’t pay attention...

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Primitive Reflexes: The Culprit Behind Your Child’s Balance and Coordination Issues Development

Primitive Reflexes: The Culprit Behind Your Child’s Balance and Coordination Issues This article contains information regarding retained primitive reflexes and provides affiliate links for your convenience. Running, kicking a ball, riding a bike and sitting straight in a chair are things most kids do easily, but if a child struggles doing simple physical tasks, there might be an underlying reason that goes deeper than just...

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Brain-Building Valentines Activities: Midline Crossing, Fine Motor, Vestibular, Visual Planning Development

Brain-Building Valentines Activities: Midline Crossing, Fine Motor, Vestibular, Visual Planning This post contains fun Valentines activities to help with your child’s learning development. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Holidays create some of the best opportunities for learning development and learning activities. Of course, Valentines Day is no exception. As you know, we love any excuse to improve our students’ gross and fine motor...

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