HIDDEN ALLERGIES: Cause for Disruptive Behavior, Sensory Issues and Poor Retention? Medical

Hidden Allergies: Cause for Disruptive Behavior, Sensory Issues and Poor Retention? This article contains information regarding allergies and how they may affect learning and behavior. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. The number of children diagnosed with learning and behavioral disorders astounds me. According to Healthline 6.4 million American children have been diagnosed with ADHD. There’s been a 42 percent increase in cases in...

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Plantar Reflex: Reasons why my Child may be a Toe Walker and has Poor Balance and Coordination Development

Plantar Reflex: Reasons why my Child may be a Toe Walker and has Poor Balance and Coordination This article contains information regarding a retained Plantar reflex and retained Babinski reflex. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  Imagine for a moment what it would be like to find discomfort or even pain every time your feet hit the floor. The pressure you apply with each...

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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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Math plus movement equals better learning for kids Education

Math plus movement equals better learning for kids Guest Post Jaime Neefs Instead of memorizing multiplication tables and languages the old fashioned way, CBC news reports that Dutch researchers have discovered that adding a little physical activity in the classroom can go a long way to improving math and spelling abilities. Activities as simple as running or jumping in place during repetition tasks helped students to achieve...

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CALMING CLIPPER: Why my Sensory Sensitive Child Hates Haircuts Sensory

Calming Clipper: Why my Sensory Sensitive Child Hates Haircuts This article contains information on how to use the Calming Clipper to help sensory sensitive children with haircuts. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  For those of you with sensory kids, you know what a nightmare it can be when the time comes to take them in for a haircut. With all the loud noises from the blow...

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Palmar Reflex: Where the Problem Begins with Poor Handwriting, Pencil Grip and Fine Motor Development Development

Palmar Reflex: Where the Problem Begins with Poor Handwriting, Pencil Grip and Fine Motor Development This article contains information regarding a retained Palmar reflex that can harm your child’s fine motor development. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  Infants have the ability to grasp an object from the moment they are born. This grasp is very strong, as you may know if your baby...

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Brain Hierarchy: When Your Child’s Lower Brain Levels Are Weak, they Can’t Learn Development

Brain Hierarchy: When Your Child’s Lower Brain Levels Are Weak, they Can’t Learn This article contains information regarding the brain hierarchy and how each part affects learning in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Did you know that the brain of an infant contains essentially all the brain cells that they will ever need for learning throughout their lifespan? Add this to the...

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Siblings: The Do’s and Don’ts of Why Not to Let Siblings Help your SPD Child Sensory

Siblings: The Do’s and Don’ts of Why Not to Let Siblings Help your SPD Child This post contains information regarding why it’s important to not always let siblings do things for your SPD child. Some version of the following scenario plays out at my house on a regular basis. One of my kids has done something they weren’t supposed to or didn’t do something they...

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ORAL SENSORY DEFENSIVENESS: For the Child that Sucks and Chews on Clothes and Pencils Sensory

Oral Defensiveness: 15 of the Best Oral Defensiveness Tools and Resources As we discussed previously in “Oral Sensitivities: Why My Child Chews on Pencils and Sucks on Clothing,” there are many children who struggle with oral defensiveness. This causes them to chew on objects like pencils, toys and clothing. When a child has oral defensiveness they often need items to stimulate and “awaken” the oral...

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Musical Skipper: Improving your Child’s Timing, Rhythm and Vestibular for Learning Development

Musical Skipper: Improving your Child’s Timing, Rhythm and Vestibular for Learning This article contains information about the Musical Skipper to help develop your child’s timing and rhythm. Affiliate links are provided for your convenience. As previously discussed in “Timing, Rhythm and the Brain: Why Timing Affects Learning,” we now have a better understanding of how important timing and rhythm is for a child’s emotional and intellectual...

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