Learning Assessment: Who is Qualified to Diagnose my Child’s Learning Challenge and Where do I begin? Education

Learning Assessment: Who is Qualified to Diagnose my Child’s Learning Challenge and Where do I begin? This article provides helpful information regarding who can conduct a learning assessment or provide an official diagnosis for a child’s learning challenges. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. A happy, social five-year-old boy walks into his kindergarten classroom for the first time (we will call him Jake). It...

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Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children Sensory

Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children This article contains helpful information about Angela Hanscom’s new book Balanced and Barefoot for children struggling with sensory issues in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. As many of you know, there is a high rise in sensory issues among children today. Why now? What is causing it...

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Why Balance? How Does it Facilitate Attention, Focus, and Higher Learning? Vestibular

Why Balance? How Does it Facilitate Attention, Focus, and Higher Learning? This article provides helpful information regarding the importance of balance and how it correlates with learning in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. The first sensory system to fully develop in your child is the vestibular system when they are approximately five months old. This system controls our sense of balance...

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Homework: How to Make Homework Fun Education

Homework: How to Make Homework Fun Guest Post Darci Maxwell Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature homework tips with guest blogger Darci Maxwell. 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. Chances are your kids hate doing homework — and it’s no wonder.  Math and spelling...

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Exam Stress: How to Help Your Children Cope With Exam Stress Education

Exam Stress: How to Help Your Children Cope With Exam Stress Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature tips that help children cope with exam stress. 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. Exams are among the most stressful life events for most college students. After...

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Tactile Learning: How Your Child Learns through Touch and their Tactile System Sensory

Tactile Learning: How Your Child Learns through Touch and their Tactile System This article is an introduction to your child’s tactile system and why tactile learning is important for your child. Future articles will discuss tactile dysfunction and what signs to watch for in your child. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Few people can resist the touch of a newborn’s skin, or the silky...

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Gravitational Insecurity: Creates Fight or Flight Response and Sensory Defensiveness Vestibular

Gravitational Insecurity: Creates Fight or Flight Response and Sensory Defensiveness This article provides helpful information about gravitational insecurity and how it affects your child’s learning in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Abby waits in line with her classmates to get a drink of water. She is lightly touched on her back by the person behind her as she waits for her...

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Road Trips: How to Prevent Sensory Overload on Family Road Trips Sensory

Road Trips: How to Prevent Sensory Overload on Family Road Trips This article provides helpful information for preventing sensory overload on family road trips. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  Road trips were always an adventure when I was little because in my family there were 10 of us with my mom and dad so I bet you can imagine how hectic and crazy...

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Sensory Garden: Why Gardening Helps Emotional Grounding and Sensory Integration Sensory

Sensory Garden: Why Gardening Helps Emotional Grounding and Sensory Integration This article provides helpful information on how a sensory garden can help a child’s sensory seeking behavior. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  When I was growing up, my mother planted and cultivated a vegetable garden. Some of my favorite memories include helping her plant seeds, add the water, and pat down the dirt....

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Visual Processing: How to Recognize a Visual Processing Disorder in Your Child Visual Processing

Visual Processing: How to Recognize a Visual Processing Disorder in Your Child Many parents and educators have a hard time recognizing the signs and symptoms of a Visual Processing Disorder (VPD) in their child or students. Oftentimes parents or teachers think their child needs glasses or they can’t see the chalkboard so they try moving them closer to the front of the classroom. Children with...

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