Brain: How to Rewire the Brain from Home
This article provides helpful information how to rewire the brain using handwriting exercises at home.
As more parents, teachers and friends become aware of how we help children perform better in the classroom, they ask what tools and resources are available to help their children at home when they aren’t in school. Because so many of the tools and resources aren’t available in certain areas, parents, teachers, educators, Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Pediatric Therapists (PTs) have asked us to help them with worksheets and handbooks we use on a daily basis to assist their children and students.
For this reason, we decided to create our very own e-Handbook to help strengthen your child’s learning potential. Our new Rewiring the Brain Handbook provides opportunities for parents and educators to work with their children at home to build neural pathways in the brain for better academic performance and combines several of the resources we use at our center to help our students. Its main purpose is to activate the left side of the brain through handwriting exercises for critical thinking, logical reasoning, emotional stability, fine motor, handwriting, communication skills, reading and letter recognition.
Gaps in Learning
So much of what our center focuses on is movement and working the body and the brain together for concentration, attention and focus, emotional grounding, impulse control, reading and comprehension. Many of the exercises in our new online workbook will provide all of these benefits. We often see children struggling in the classroom because so much of what schools require depends on the child’s left brain working properly. When a child is “suck” or hasn’t made the transition from right-brained learning to left-brained learning, you may notice gaps in their school performance.
Jeanette Farmer, certified handwriting remediation specialist, said, “When the right brain dominant child is thrown into a left-brain system and expected to perform using processing skills not yet in place, stress and anxiety sets the child up for failure in trying to meet expectations.”
Many children that come to our center fall behind because their individual needs cannot be met in the classroom. While many of them do struggle with a learning challenge, a majority are mainstream children that can’t grasp certain concepts because there is a disconnection within the brain. Once we have determined where those gaps are in a child’s learning ability, we can use exercises, like those found in our Rewiring the Brain Handbook, to bridge the gaps for higher learning development.
While many of these activities are useful and beneficial, we also encourage activities that require your child’s full body for learning. Crossing the midline activities, front to back exercises, and top to bottom movements are just a few children should do on a daily basis to get all areas of the brain working and ready for learning.
The Rewiring the Brain Handbook contains several fun and easy activities for children to do. Many of the exercises are targeted to help children that don’t like to read, write or spell. It provides an easy and simple experience that children don’t dread like they may when doing homework.
Here are just a few of the activities your kids will love:
- Mazes using curves, lines, circles and squares
- Dot-to-dot activities, tracing exercises and bilateral coordination using shapes
- Line activities using diagonals, circles, curves, sharp edges and boxes
- Fine motor activities for strengthening the muscles in the hands, wrists, palms and fingers
The online Rewiring the Brain Handbook is only $9.99 and contains 51 pages of instructions, activities and exercises to help children excel in the classroom.
To get your copy, click here.
Integrated Learning Strategies is a Utah-based center dedicated to helping mainstream children and children with learning disabilities achieve academic success. Our services provide kids with non-traditional tutoring programs within the Davis County, Kaysville, Layton, Syracuse, Farmington, and Centerville areas. Areas to find Integrated Learning Strategies include: Reading tutors in Kaysville, Math tutors in Kaysville, Common Core Tutors in Kaysville, Tutors in Utah, Utah Tutoring Programs
03 Aug 2017 - Parent's Corner