Tag: emotional development


Anxious Child: Toys for Anxious Children, Self-Regulation and Emotional Grounding Emotional Grounding

Anxious Child: Toys for Anxious Children, Self-Regulation and Emotional Grounding This article provides helpful toys to calm an anxious child or they can help kids that don’t know how to self-regulate their emotions in the classroom. Affiliate links are includes for your convenience. All children become anxious and stressed out at one point of their education with tests, homework, big projects and understanding new concepts....

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Retained Primitive Reflexes that Cause Sensory Sensitivities, Reading Delays, Fear and Fight or Flight Primitive Reflexes

Retained Primitive Reflexes that Cause Sensory Sensitivities, Reading Delays, Fear and Fight or Flight This article provides helpful information about retained primitive reflexes and how they affect your child’s learning potential. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Most children in the classroom (about 80 percent) are healthy and active kids that excel in the classroom. However, the other 20 percent of students we see...

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Music Education: 5 Great Benefits of Music Education in Schools Auditory Processing

5 Great Benefits of Music Education in Schools Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature benefits of music education 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. Music education is incredibly important to the development of a person. On this page, we are...

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Retained TLR: Without the Right Balance and Coordination, Learning Falls into a “Slump” Primitive Reflexes

Retained TLR: Without the Right Balance and Coordination, Learning Falls into a “Slump” This article provides helpful information about a retained TLR and how it impacts a child’s balance and learning ability. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Balance and coordination are two areas of physical development in children that are often overlooked. These areas of development are typically discounted because, for most children,...

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Learning Toys: The “Wrong” Toys for Holding Your Child Back and the “Right” Toys for Building Your Child’s Brain Motor Skills

Learning Toys: The “Wrong” Toys for Holding Your Child Back and the “Right” Toys for Building Your Child’s Brain This article provides helpful information about the right learning toys and the wrong learning toys to purchase for your children. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Many of you have been asking “what are the ‘right’ gifts to give my child?” Toys have definitely changed...

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Books and Resources for Occupational Therapists, Parents and Educators Development

Important Books and Resources for Occupational Therapists, Parents and Educators This article provides helpful books and resources for improving your child’s learning development. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. We often receive requests from parents, educators, Occupational Therapists, Pediatric Therapists and other professionals for books and resources we use to help our students succeed at home and at school. Several of the resources we use...

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Stages of Creativity: Why Some Kids are “Blocked” from the 4 Stages of Creativity Education

Stages of Creativity: Why Some Kids are “Blocked” from the 4 Stages of Creativity This article provides helpful information about the stages of creativity and how it can support or hinder a child’s learning ability. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. When thinking about creativity, most people tend to think about it as a fluid thing with no structure, but that is the joy...

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Sensory Modulation: Your Child’s Extreme Emotional Reaction to Unwanted Sensory Information Sensory

Sensory Modulation: Your Child’s Extreme Emotional Reaction to Unwanted Sensory Information This article provides helpful information about sensory modulation and how it affects behavior and attention in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. We discuss sensory processing a lot at our center because it is important to understand the entire operation of this complex human process so parents, teachers and educators can...

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Hand Grip: Weak Hands? Weak Body? Why Kids and Millennials are Losing their Grip Fine Motor

Hand Grip: Weak Hands? Weak Body? Why Kids and Millennials are Losing their Grip This article provides helpful information regarding the necessity of strong hand grip and the affect it has on a child’s learning and emotional development. Swipe, click, flash, tap! Those all too familiar sounds that have become part of our daily lives and the lives of our children. Cell phones, computers, video games,...

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Breathing Exercises for Sensory Defensive Kids Sensory

Breathing Exercises for Sensory Defensive Kids This article provides helpful breathing exercises for children that struggle with sensory defensiveness, anxiety, panic attacks and hyperventilation. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Over the years, as an advocate for children with learning disabilities and sensory issues, I have heard many stories from parents about what works and what doesn’t for their child. To help and direct...

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