Tag: learning delays


WANT TO IMPROVE SLOW PROCESSING? Add More Antioxidants to Your Chid’s Diet Nutrition

Antioxidants: Improves Attention, Information Processing and Retention Antioxidants. The word sounds healthy, right? It’s definitely one of those nutrients you’ve heard you’re supposed to include in your diet. However, the why might be a little less clear. They’re brought up when talking about reducing the risks of cancer and studies have begun to show that they slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. But these are...

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Primitive Reflexes: Why a Retained Spinal Galant Reflex is Mistaken for ADHD Development

Primitive Reflexes: Why a Retained Spinal Galant Reflex is Mistaken for ADHD This article contains information regarding a retained Spinal Galant Reflex. When I first began tutoring children and helping kids with learning challenges 20 years ago, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) seemed to be the common diagnosis for almost every learning challenge. If your child couldn’t sit still in school, if they couldn’t pay attention...

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Children with poor physical literacy struggle as adults Physical Literacy

Guest Blog Post AFL Team Children with poor physical literacy struggle as adults Children who never learn to read or write become adults who can’t read or write. Should we be surprised that children who never develop movement skills become inactive, uncoordinated adults? A recent CBC story and news video suggests that children’s movement skills and physical literacy have been in steady decline in recent...

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Weighted Blankets: What is a Weighted Blanket and Why does Deep Pressure help my Child? Sensory

Weighted Blankets: What is a Weighted Blanket and Why does Deep Pressure help my Child? This post contains information regarding the benefits of weighted blankets and how it can help emotional regulation. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Whenever I think of weighted blankets for our students who have sensory issues, a little humor comes to mind as I’m reminded of a quote in the...

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Sensory Integration: Swinging Not Just for Recess Sensory

Sensory Integration: Swinging Not Just for Recess This post contains information about sensory integration and how swinging can help learning challenges in the classroom. Affiliate links are provided for your convenience. As you become familiar with sensory integration, you understand that all children need to develop each part of their senses from birth to adulthood. A child’s developmental growth encompasses multiple stimulations from touch, smell,...

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MORO REFLEX: The Answer Behind Your Child’s Hypersensitivity to Light and Sound Development

Moro Reflex: The Answer Behind Your Child’s Hypersensitivity to Light and Sound This article provides information regarding the Moro reflex, which could be why a child has sensitivity to light and sound. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  Have you ever noticed an infant startle himself awake? The baby flings his arms out and tightens his body, draws up his knees and then brings...

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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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Late Bloomer or LANGUAGE DELAY? Common Delays in Your Child’s Language Development Language Development

Late Bloomer or Language Delay? Common Delays in Your Child’s Language Development This article provides helpful information for your child’s language development. It can help you determine if your child struggles with expressive or receptive language and if they need professional assistance. Have you ever watched a baby develop their language skills? Have you ever stopped to think about how language develops? Understanding how language...

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