Tag: brain functionality


Classroom Modifications for Students that Struggle with Slow Processing Speed Processing Speed

Classroom Modifications for Students that Struggle with Slow Processing Speed This article provides helpful classroom modifications for those kids that struggle with slow processing speed. Free printable included below. Children that struggle with slow processing speed in the classroom may have difficulty remembering instructions in the classroom or retaining important details for an assignment or exam. These children are often labeled “dumb” or “lazy” when...

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Brain Gym: Simple Brain Gym Exercises to Awaken the Brain for Learning Readiness Motor Skills

Brain Gym: Simple Brain Gym® Exercises to Awaken the Brain for Learning Readiness This article provides helpful Brain Gym® activities to activate learning in the brain. This article is meant to be an overview. Future articles will more thoroughly explain Brain Gym movements. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Do you find it interesting that we often complicate our child’s educational experience? It’s easy for...

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Brain Breaks: Simple Brain Break Puzzles to “Spark” and Awaken the Brain for Higher Learning Motor Skills

Brain Breaks: Simple Brain Break Puzzles to “Spark” and Awaken the Brain for Higher Learning This article provides helpful Brain Breaks to improve your child or student’s learning ability in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Helping your child or student get their daily dose of “Brain Breaks” doesn’t have to be difficult or laborious. Short bursts of physical and mental exercise...

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Balance and Coordination Activities for Attention and Focus Motor Skills

Balance and Coordination Activities to Help Kids Attend and Focus on Academic Tasks This article provides helpful information for children who need balance and coordination activities for better attention and focus in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  Developing balance and coordination begins almost at birth. As babies develop, they learn to lift their head, roll over and scoot across the floor. Eventually, when...

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Handwriting Development: When Handwriting Milestones aren’t Developed the “Write” Way, Brain-Building Activity Suffers Fine Motor

Handwriting Development: When Handwriting Milestones aren’t Developed the “Write” Way, Brain-Building Activity Suffers This article provides helpful information about handwriting development and handwriting milestones for better learning development and brain activity. When you sit down to write a shopping list or a thank you card, you may not realize it, but you are in the process of one of the most complex behaviors that a...

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Handwriting: Is Handwriting Dying Out? – Why Lack of Handwriting Could Cause Impulsive Behaviors and High Emotions in the Classroom Writing

Handwriting: Is Handwriting Dying Out? – Why Lack of Handwriting Could Cause Impulsive Behaviors and High Emotions in the Classroom This article provides helpful information about why handwriting is important and how it could lead to learning problems in the classroom if it is removed from regular curriculum. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. I’ve always been fascinated by old style handwriting. People practiced...

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Emotions: Why Your Child’s Internal “Stress Monitor” May Prevent Learning and Emotional Grounding Emotional Grounding

Emotions: Why Your Child’s Internal “Stress Monitor” May Prevent Learning and Emotional Grounding This article provides helpful information about your child’s emotions and limbic system that can advance or hinder learning in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. There is a widely assumed notion that the frontal cortex of the brain is what makes us human. Recent research is suggesting this is...

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Rewire the Brain: Handbook for Emotional Control and Fine Motor Development Fine Motor

Rewire the Brain: New Educational Handbook for Emotional Control and Fine Motor Development This article introduces ways to rewire the brain for developing your child’s emotions, reading, fine motor and writing skills. Details about the handbook are below. When children walk through my door, each is unique and different, just like their learning development. While some struggle with attention and focus issues, Sensory Processing Disorders, anxiety,...

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Sensory Integration: 4 Levels of Sensory Integration that Prevent “Traffic Jams” in the Brain for Higher Learning Sensory

Sensory Integration: 4 Levels of Sensory Integration that Prevent “Traffic Jams” in the Brain for Higher Learning This article provides helpful information for sensory integration. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Picture yourself on a road trip. As your driving through some of the long stretches of your journey, you suddenly see a procession of headlights barely moving ahead that converge into three open...

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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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