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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Sensory Systems that Make up the Learning Hierarchy of a Strong Academic Foundation Education

Sensory Systems that Make up the Learning Hierarchy of a Strong Academic Foundation This article contains information regarding important sensory systems and the learning hierarchy that comes from developing each one. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  Whether a child is using his or her hands to write, ears to listen, eyes to read, or their entire body to play sports, they can execute and learn...

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LETTER DIRECTIONALITY: Why Directionality and Writing Letters Backward is Part of a Greater Problem Writing

Directionality: Why Directionality and Writing Letters Backward is Part of a Greater Problem This article discusses directionality, spatial awareness, motor planning and visual perception used to improve writing skills. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. As a child begins to develop their handwriting and writing skills, most parents don’t realize all of the different aspects and mechanics that go into something that seems very simple...

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9 Essential Life Skills to Teach Your Kids Parenting

9 Essential Life Skills to Teach Your Kids Guest Post: Andy Andersen Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature life skills with guest blogger Andy Andersen. 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. Every loving parent wants their children to enter adulthood with the skills...

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Oral Sensitivities: Why My Child Chews on Pencils and Sucks on Clothing Sensory

Oral Sensitivities: Why My Child Chews on Pencils and Sucks on Clothing This post contains information regarding oral sensitivities and oral defensiveness. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. When my son was younger, Sensory Processing and Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) were almost unheard of so when he would come home with chewed up pencils, and when he sucked and chewed on his action figures...

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Learning Styles: Why “One Size Fits All” Doesn’t Work Education

Learning Styles: Why “One Size Fits All” Doesn’t Work I am sure many of you have read or heard about the “5 love languages.” I have done my own share of research on this topic and found it fascinating that each person has their own love language in both the way they show love and wish to receive love. I can only imagine the countless number...

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WANT TO IMPROVE SLOW PROCESSING? Add More Antioxidants to Your Chid’s Diet Nutrition

Antioxidants: Improves Attention, Information Processing and Retention Antioxidants. The word sounds healthy, right? It’s definitely one of those nutrients you’ve heard you’re supposed to include in your diet. However, the why might be a little less clear. They’re brought up when talking about reducing the risks of cancer and studies have begun to show that they slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. But these are...

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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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Children with poor physical literacy struggle as adults Physical Literacy

Guest Blog Post AFL Team Children with poor physical literacy struggle as adults Children who never learn to read or write become adults who can’t read or write. Should we be surprised that children who never develop movement skills become inactive, uncoordinated adults? A recent CBC story and news video suggests that children’s movement skills and physical literacy have been in steady decline in recent...

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Weighted Blankets: What is a Weighted Blanket and Why does Deep Pressure help my Child? Sensory

Weighted Blankets: What is a Weighted Blanket and Why does Deep Pressure help my Child? This post contains information regarding the benefits of weighted blankets and how it can help emotional regulation. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Whenever I think of weighted blankets for our students who have sensory issues, a little humor comes to mind as I’m reminded of a quote in the...

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