Omega 3: Studies Show Increase in Child’s Omega 3 Intake Improves Attention, Focus and Behavior Nutrition

Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Studies Show Increase in Child’s Omega 3 Intake Improves Attention, Focus and Behavior This post for Omega 3 nutrients contains affiliate links for your convenience. I’ve always heard of the age-old habit of taking fish oil. And the idea alone has always made me a little more than queasy. I take that back, merely combining the words fish and oil has...

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Types of Attention: Why Attention and Focus Issues are Confused for ADHD Education

Types of Attention: Why Attention Issues are Confused for ADHD This article explores types of attention and why attention issues are often confused for ADHD. Does it seem like your child is constantly daydreaming? Do they forget things frequently? Do you often wonder if your child will ever start paying attention? These are common questions that parents ask themselves on a daily basis when they are coping...

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Primitive Reflexes: A Child in Constant Fight or Flight Mode Development

Primitive Reflexes: A Child in Constant Fight or Flight Mode This post for primitive reflexes contains affiliate links for your convenience. You have an important presentation at work in a few minutes and you have to stand before the entire board and give the analysis for the past quarter. Your heart starts beating loud, you breathe rapidly and you feel tense. There is a queasy...

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Brushing Technique for Sensory Tactile Defensiveness Sensory

Brushing Technique for Sensory Tactile Defensiveness This article for the brushing technique contains affiliate links for your convenience. For children who struggle with Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD), Autism, ADHD or if they are sensitive to touch, tactile objects, they chew on their pencils and toys or are constantly fidgeting, they may need some additional sensory input to help stabilize their sensory systems. Remember, the reason...

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Top 5 Parenting Articles of 2015 Parent's Corner

Top 5 Parenting Articles of 2015 Introducing top parenting articles of 2015 with the Jenny Evolution series. Check out more top parenting articles here. 2015 was one of the most rewarding years for our center and our efforts to create more awareness about how to help children with learning challenges. We have been fortunate to provide parents and therapists with new videos, articles, activities and most importantly,...

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Primitive Reflexes: Bedwetting – Why Your Child Wets the Bed or Wears Pull-ups after Age 5 Development

Primitive Reflexes: Bedwetting – Why Your Child Wets the Bed or Wears Pull-ups after Age 5 This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. As parents, we are all too familiar with the potty training process and how grueling it can be sometimes. Those frustrating trial runs with underwear versus diapers, frequent runs to the bathroom, and accidents that seem to happen at the most...

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Faster Doesn’t Equal Smarter: Are Timed Reading Tests Making our Kids Dumber? Reading

Faster Doesn’t Equal Smarter: Are Timed Reading Tests Making our Kids Dumber? Timed reading tests such as the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) test have been widely used in schools around the country since 2001. Because we are constantly trying to help our students compete with our international counterparts, many educators and administrators have come up with new methods over the years...

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How to Tell a Skeptical Spouse Your Child has a Sensory Processing Disorder Sensory

How to Tell a Skeptical Spouse Your Child has a Sensory Processing Disorder This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. There’s always that concern when our kids do something quirky or they’ve had one too many tantrums or episodes that maybe it’s a sign that something is wrong. Most of the time, after a brief visit with Dr. Google, we placate our fears and...

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Cutting PE from schools hurts kids in more ways than one Physical Literacy

Cutting PE from schools hurts kids in more ways than one Guest Blog Post AFL Team A recent article by the New York Times editorial board highlights a disturbing, yet growing, trend across schools in North America. As parents and educators turn up the academic pressure on kids, cuts are being made to make sure they have more time in the classroom. Which means your...

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Brain boosting exercises to do with your kids Education

Brain boosting exercises to do with your kids We’re having a great time with Fox 13’s The Place talking about fun back to front brain-building exercises encouraging sensory-motor activities that help with receptive and expressive language so children can follow class instructions. Exercises also help sensory overload, meltdowns, attention, behavior, focus and fidgeting. Kids with sensory issues struggle with all types of textures, smells, and noises, especially when it...

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