Development and Learning Risks that may come from Child Ear Infections Auditory Processing

Development and Learning Risks from Chronic Ear Infections I think it’s safe to assume that if you have a kid, you’ve dealt with an ear infection at least once or twice. They’re by no means fun, but they are a relatively minor incident on the scale of ailments. Ten days of antibiotics and you’re good to go. Actually, 81% of infections can clear up without...

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7 Ways to Reduce Student Anxiety During Timed Tests Education

Help with Anxiety during Test-Taking As parents, we may know a little thing or two about test-taking when we were younger and all the anxiety that comes with it. I can’t think of anyone who didn’t feel jittery or anxious the day of a major test, especially those that determined a grade, placement or entry into a major school or university. So, it is no surprise...

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Executive Function: 3 Smart Visual Planning Charts for Unorganized Kids Executive Functioning

Executive Function: Visual Planning Charts for Unorganized Kids Oftentimes children who struggle with Executive Function also struggle with organization and need to break down simple tasks through visualization. When creating visual planning charts, kids may find tasks to be less daunting and manageable as they get ready for school, complete chores, do their homework and find activities to keep them active after school. Preparing charts...

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9 Sensory Tricks to Stop Child Anxiety at Family Theme Parks Sensory

Sensory Tricks for Theme Parks I have to be honest, roller coasters were never my favorite, mostly because I get sick on the rides, especially those that spin round and round. Tea cups? Forget it! There is no way I’d make it without getting dizzy and queasy. Ever since I was a child, I always had motion sickness and would need to ride in the...

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3 Cool Math Games Using Sorting and Organizing Activities math

Math Activities: Sorting & Organizing As a mom, the words sorting and organizing make me cringe just a little. It brings to mind things like sorting that pile of laundry that’s turned into a replica of Mt. Everest, or organizing that room/cupboard/drawer/enter any place in your house that has become a haven for those things you just don’t quite know what to do with. Basically,...

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How to know if your child has Stress or Anxiety Parent's Corner

Is it Stress or Anxiety? Your child seems to have many fears, is anxious and overwhelmed at home, in large crowds, in school, around other children, or in unfamiliar surroundings. Is it anxiety or is it every day stress? Anxiety and stress come in many different shapes and sizes. However, anxiety can be caused by a mental illness or an anxiety disorder.  How do we...

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7 Smart Sensory Tricks for Kids who have trouble Sleeping Sensory

Sensory Tricks: Sleep routines to help troubled sleepers Bedtime. It’s crazy how one thing can bring insanity and salvation all rolled into one. As parents, sometimes the only minute we get to breathe is that sigh of relief we let out when we know our kids are finally asleep. But man did we have to work for that breath. With four kids, bedtime at my...

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The Most Common Problem that is Not a Learning Disability Education

Building Self Confidence What do you think the most common problem is when a new child walks into my center? ADHD? Autism? Reading struggles? If you guessed any of these answers, I’m sorry to say, but you are wrong. Let me share a story with you. A few years ago I had a little boy walk into my center that was non-verbal and very shy....

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Auditory Processing: Understanding your child’s hearing Auditory Processing

Auditory Processing: Understanding your child’s hearing I think just about every parent has spoken some version of the phrase, “Are you even listening to me?” to their child. It’s flat out frustrating to think that they’re ignoring us. Is it nonchalance? Is it defiance? Do they have a legit hearing problem? And they’re usually quick to disprove your hearing loss theory when they overhear you...

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