Tag: Learning Challenge


WEIGHTED LAP PADS: Why Weighted Lap Pads are used for Tactile Defensiveness and Sensory Integration Sensory

Why Weighted Lap Pads are used for Tactile Defensiveness and Sensory Integration This article provides information regarding the benefits of weighted lap pads for sensory integration. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  If you have a child with sensory issues or other learning challenges, they may benefit from using weighted items like weighted blankets and weighted lap pads for sensory integration, emotional grounding and...

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Perfectionism: Why Children with Learning Challenges Struggle with Perfectionism Education

Perfectionism: Why Children with Learning Challenges Struggle with Perfectionism In today’s society where high-stakes standardized testing, academic success, athletic prowess and excelling in the arts have become the bar for success, perfectionism is often seen as a desirable trait in a child. Sadly, perfectionism can be destructive to a child’s self-esteem, frustrating for family members, creates debilitating anxiety, and can cause students to underachieve, especially...

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Oral Sensitivities: Why My Child Chews on Pencils and Sucks on Clothing Sensory

Oral Sensitivities: Why My Child Chews on Pencils and Sucks on Clothing This post contains information regarding oral sensitivities and oral defensiveness. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. When my son was younger, Sensory Processing and Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) were almost unheard of so when he would come home with chewed up pencils, and when he sucked and chewed on his action figures...

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Learning Styles: Why “One Size Fits All” Doesn’t Work Education

Learning Styles: Why “One Size Fits All” Doesn’t Work I am sure many of you have read or heard about the “5 love languages.” I have done my own share of research on this topic and found it fascinating that each person has their own love language in both the way they show love and wish to receive love. I can only imagine the countless number...

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Types of Learning Disorders: How to know the difference in learning delays Education

Types of Learning Disorders: How to know the difference in learning delays This post contains information regarding types of learning disorders and comparisons of learning challenges. Many parents and caregivers get confused with the different terminology that is used to describe various learning problems, issues and behaviors. There is a constant bombardment in the media and in the educational sphere of contrasting terms and definitions used...

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Delays in Learning when Your Child can’t CROSS THE MIDLINE – Signs of a Greater Problem Development

Crossing the Midline: Learning Delays when Your Child can’t Cross the Midline This post contains important details of learning risks when your child or student has trouble crossing the midline. Primitive reflexes. They have their time and their place. Take the Asymmetrical Tonic Reflex (ATNR), for example. This reflex coordinates the extension of an arm and a leg in response to the head being turned in their...

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SENSORY PROCESSING: 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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ANGER & BEHAVIOR: How to Recognize if My Child’s Anger Issues are Normal or if it’s Something More Parenting

How to Recognize if My Child’s Anger Issues are Normal or if it’s Something More Anger is not unusual or unfamiliar for most parents. As children grow older, they explore their emotions and develop a sense of emotional intelligence as they cope with tough issues at school, at home and with friends. However, when anger issues become a reoccurring problem that lead to bad behavior,...

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Why Mindful Exercises are Busting the 4th-Grade Common Core Math Slump math

Why Mindful Exercises are Busting the 4th Grade Common Core Math Slump When researching Common Core Math topics for fourth-graders, I stumbled onto a rather fascinating study that was published in 2015 in Time Magazine. The headline caught my eye, and as I read further, I became more intrigued. I found myself recognizing some of the activities that were mentioned in the article and others...

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