Tag: ADHD


Wrapped Legs Around Chair? A Sign of Weak Core Muscle that Causes Reading and Writing Delays Primitive Reflexes

Wrapped Legs Around Chair? A Sign of Weak Core Muscle that Causes Reading and Writing Delays This article provides helpful information if your child wraps their legs around their chair due to weak core muscle or a retained STNR reflex. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. It’s not uncommon to find kids fidgeting in their chair, swinging their legs or bouncing their feet to...

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ADHD Kids: Helping ADHD Kids Handle Big Occasions ADHD

Helping ADHD Kids Handle Big Occasions Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature how to help ADHD kids in this guest post. While many of the recommendations below are great for select children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. As an adult, you realize and are relatively relaxed about how little you know. Even if you’re...

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Classroom Modifications to Help Students with Fidgeting, Attention and Focus Education

Classroom Modifications to Help Students with Fidgeting, Attention and Focus This article provides helpful classroom modifications for children that struggle with attention issues in the classroom. Children that fidget and have attention and focus issues in the classroom can benefit from certain modifications to improve their learning ability. Teachers can adjust lesson plans, tests, assignments and classroom techniques to improve the quality of learning for...

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Spinal Galant: What is a Retained Spinal Galant and Why Does it Make my Child Wiggle and Squirm? Primitive Reflexes

Spinal Galant: What is a Retained Spinal Galant and Why Does it Make my Child Wiggle and Squirm? This article provides important information about a retained spinal Galant reflex and how it affects a child’s attention and focus in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Deep inside the womb, the twenty week old fetus shows signs of an emerging primitive reflex called...

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Areas of Attention: Is My Child Developmentally Ready for Sustained Attention, Focus and Multitasking Development

5 Areas of Attention: Is My Child Developmentally Ready for Sustained Attention, Focus and Multitasking This article provides helpful information regarding the 5 areas of attention. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. A group of six-year-olds sit down during circle time to listen to their teacher read them a story. After 10 minutes, a majority of the kids are fidgeting, whispering to their neighbor,...

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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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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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Auditory Processing: How to Recognize an Auditory Processing Disorder in my Child Auditory Processing

Auditory Processing: How to Recognize an Auditory Processing Disorder in my Child This post contains information regarding Auditory Processing Disorders and what to watch for in your child. Many parents and educators have a hard time recognizing the signs and symptoms of an Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) in their child or students. Oftentimes parents or teachers think it is a hearing problem because they constantly need to...

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Hidden Allergies: Cause for Disruptive Behavior, Sensory Issues and Poor Retention? Medical

Hidden Allergies: Cause for Disruptive Behavior, Sensory Issues and Poor Retention? This article contains information regarding allergies and how they may affect learning and behavior. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. The number of children diagnosed with learning and behavioral disorders astounds me. According to Healthline 6.4 million American children have been diagnosed with ADHD. There’s been a 42 percent increase in cases in...

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Music Therapy: Why Auditory Processing is Developed through Movement and Music Education

Music Therapy: Why Auditory Processing is Developed through Movement and Music This post contains information regarding the benefits of music therapy and movement for children with learning challenges. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  Children do not come in perfect, orderly little packages. They come with diversity, spontaneity, energy and amazing personality. Some come with physical disabilities, learning challenges and/or behavioral issues. With each...

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