LEARNING TRIANGLE: Without the Vestibular, Visual and Auditory Working Together, Learning Fails Motor Skills

Learning Triangle: Without the Vestibular, Visual and Auditory Working Together, Learning Fails This article provides helpful information containing the learning triangle and how it promotes learning. Affiliates are included for your convenience. So much of your child’s development involves their vestibular system and how the position of their body is in relation to gravity around us. Let’s pretend for a moment that you are training...

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Processing Speed: “Mommy My Hand Won’t Keep up with my Brain” – Slow Processing & Working Memory Development

Processing Speed: “Mommy My Hand Won’t Keep up with my Brain” – Slow Processing & Working Memory This article provides helpful information about processing speed and how it affects your child in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Sometimes our kids amaze us by the amount of information they soak up, the complex topics they discuss, or their ability to figure out...

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VISUAL PROCESSING DISORDERS: 8 Visual Processing Disorders to Watch for in your Child Visual Processing

Visual Processing Disorders: 8 Visual Processing Disorders to Watch for in your Child This article provides helpful information regarding visual processing disorders and how to recognize the signs in your child. When people think of eyesight, the terms 20/20 vision, sunglasses and eye exams come to mind. Vision is so much more than that and can affect the academic process in ways you might never...

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WHY BALANCE? How Kids get “Lost in the System” Without Mastery of Balance and Coordination Motor Skills

Balance and Coordination: Why Kids get “Lost in the System” Without Mastery of Balance and Coordination This article provides helpful information and activities for improving balance and coordination in children. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. As we educate more parents and teachers about the benefits of balance and coordination activities, it becomes progressively apparent how physical skills support academic learning, behavior, and attention...

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CORPUS CALLOSUM: Your Child’s Superhighway for Connecting the Emotional & Logical Sides of the Brain Development

Corpus Callosum: Your Child’s Superhighway for Connecting the Emotional and Logical Sides of the Brain for Better Learning This article provides helpful information for strengthening your child’s corpus callosum to encourage better learning development. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Most people know that music is a good thing in a child’s life, but do they know just how important it is for their...

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Oculomotor Dysfunction: Why my Child Skips Words, Can’t Cross the Midline, Experiences Double Vision Visual Processing

Oculomotor Dysfunction: Why my Child Skips Words, Can’t Cross the Midline, Experiences Double Vision This article provides helpful information about oculomotor development for reading, writing and spelling. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Eye movements are the fastest and most frequent motions made by the human body. The eye movement control system, known as the oculomotor system, is complex and sophisticated. The function of...

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CORE MUSCLE: Toys for Building Posture, Core Muscle, Motor Skills and Balance Development

Core Muscle: Toys for Building Posture, Core Muscle, Motor Skills and Balance Providing your child with toys to build and strengthen their core muscle can help your child’s learning in the classroom. Kids who lay on their desk, have poor posture and struggle to copy notes from the chalkboard sometimes have trouble with core muscle strength. Some children even struggle with retained primitive reflexes that can...

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VISUAL DEVELOPMENT: Why Poor Visual Perception Skills could make Poor Readers Visual Processing

Visual System: Lack of Visual Development Creates Poor Visual Perception Skills This article provides a helpful introduction to your child’s visual system. Additional articles will be included in this series. Affiliate links are below for your convenience. Most of what we learn, especially in the classroom, is through our visual system. Educators from every field agree there is a close connection between vision and learning....

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Tactile Defensiveness: Why My Child Hates Hugs, Tags and is in Constant Fight or Flight Mode Sensory

Tactile Defensiveness: Why My Child Hates Hugs, Tags and is in Constant Fight or Flight Mode This article provides helpful information for children that struggle with tactile defensiveness. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. The word tactile refers to our sense of touch and to the information our body gets from our skin. Our sense of touch is important for helping us understand our...

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Making Sure Your Kids Are Cared For Should the Worst Happen Parenting

Making Sure Your Kids Are Cared For Should the Worst Happen Guest Post Maurine Dashney Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature care for kids when emergencies happen with guest blogger Maurine Dashney. While many of the recommendations below are great for children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. There is something about having a...

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