Tag: crossing the midline


PRIMITIVE REFLEXES: How Retained Primitive Reflexes are Holding My Child Back in Learning and Motor Development Primitive Reflexes

How Retained Primitive Reflexes are Holding My Child Back in Learning and Motor Development This article provides information about retained Primitive Reflexes and how parents, teachers and therapists can help their child with these issues. When I use the term “retained Primitive Reflexes,” I might as well be speaking a foreign language for many of you. Most parents, teachers and even some therapists have never...

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RED FLAGS: Are these Warning Signs and Red Flags Telling Me My Child may have a Retained Primitive Reflex Delaying their Learning Development? Primitive Reflexes

Are these Warning Signs and Red Flags Telling Me My Child may have a Retained Primitive Reflex Delaying their Learning Development? This article provides parents, teachers and therapists with warning signs and red flags to watch for if you suspect your child has a retained Primitive Reflex hindering their learning and academic development. What most parents and teachers don’t realize is a child could have...

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CUP STACKING: Studies Show Cup Stacking Improves Reading Test Scores and Cross-Patterning Development

Cup Stacking: Studies Show Cup Stacking Activities Improve Reading Test Scores and Cross-Patterning Brain Development This article provides information on the benefits of cup stacking activities and the impact it can have on brain building for higher learning. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. I recently walked into an after school program of five and 6-year-olds and saw a large group of kids sitting...

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BRAIN GYM: Simple Brain Gym Exercises to Awaken the Brain for Learning Readiness Motor Skills

Brain Gym: Simple Brain Gym® Exercises to Awaken the Brain for Learning Readiness This article provides helpful Brain Gym® activities to activate learning in the brain. This article is meant to be an overview. Future articles will more thoroughly explain Brain Gym movements. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Do you find it interesting that we often complicate our child’s educational experience? It’s easy for...

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ATNR: Studies Show 50% of Kids with a Retained ATNR Primitive Reflex Struggle with Dyslexia Primitive Reflexes

ATNR: Studies Show 50% of Kids with a Retained ATNR Primitive Reflex Struggle with Dyslexia This article discusses how a retained Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR) could be the reason behind a child having dyslexia. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Overall Look Retained Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR) can affect your child’s writing ability, tracking, crossing the midline, balance and coordination and bilateral...

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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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Limbic System: Your Child’s On/Off Switch for Emotional Grounding, Fight or Flight and Meltdowns Development

Limbic System: Your Child’s On/Off Switch for Emotional Grounding, Fight or Flight and Meltdowns This article provides helpful information regarding how the limbic system can affect your child’s emotional grounding and learning ability. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Many systems in the child’s body deal with emotions and the sometimes complex psychological response that they initiate. Two brain systems, however, share the important...

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Resistance Bands: Brain-Building Stretchy Band Exercises for Sensory Integration, Motor Planning and Crossing the Midline Development

Resistance Bands: Brain-Building Stretchy Band Exercises for Sensory Integration, Motor Planning and Crossing the Midline This article provides home-based brain-building activities with resistance bands that can help your child with sensory integration, motor planning and other learning benefits. Affiliate links are provided for your convenience. When working with children who have learning disorders, attention and behavior issues, emotional and sensory overload, and poor motor skills,...

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CROSS THE MIDLINE: Top to Bottom Brain-Building Exercises for Organization & Emotional Grounding Development

Top to Bottom Brain-Building Exercises for Organization and Emotional Grounding This article contains top to bottom exercises for helping your child with emotional grounding and organization. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  Many children who have learning challenges sometimes struggle with organization, emotional grounding, difficulties with behavior and high-anxiety. There are even those students who are academically advanced, but their emotions are difficult for...

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