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Processing Movement

Not everyone enjoys spinning, but done as a controlled test the expected outcome is to see a flutter action of the pupil for a 7-10 second duration following the revolutions. Some children will show no post-rotary which is suggestive of the difficulty brain and body...

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Brain Gem

Did you know that our ability to move informs our ability to look?  Think of driving on a narrow, curvy road for the first time.  You pay close attention to how your hands move the steering wheel and your feet move over the foot pedals. Once you become used to the...

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What is Dysgraphia

Dysgraphia describes a condition specific to handwriting ability.  It is related to fine motor coordination issues, but is specialized to use of a writing utensil.  In the past we would use the term dysgraphia to describe handwriting disorders following neurologic...

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Different Signs Of Classroom Fatigue

  In a classroom of students, you may notice different signs of early morning fatigue.  You may notice that students have to be cued and gently reminded to get back on task. Some children have unique demonstrations of fatigue.  Some children may have the obvious...

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Does Your Child Have Sleeping Challenges?

Sometimes children that are both highly intelligent and highly sensitive often have difficulty sleeping off and on in early years as well as in high school and up through college years. We need to teach a child a routine and things to do that are restful even when not...

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How To Home School Children With Behavior Issues

   Children often have a good reason for behaving the way they do.  Children’s brains are geared toward children’s issues.  Adult brains are geared toward adult issues.  Sometimes, adults just don’t understand children and children have a hard time...

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How To Help Middle School Children With Behavior Issues

Children often have a good reason for behaving the way they do.  Children’s brains are geared toward children’s issues.  Adult brains are geared toward adult issues.  Sometimes, adults just don’t understand children and children have a hard time understanding adults....

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How To Deal With Behavior Issues In The Classroom

Children often have a good reason for behaving the way they do.  Children’s brains are geared toward children’s issues.  Adult brains are geared toward adult issues.  Sometimes, adults just don’t understand children and children have a hard time understanding adults....

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Behavior Issues With Children In Daycare

Children often have a good reason for behaving the way they do.  Children’s brains are geared toward children’s issues.  Adult brains are geared toward adult issues.  Sometimes, adults just don’t understand children and children have a hard time understanding adults....

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Social Anxiety: Help your child stop negative thinking

      Children with social anxiety have difficulty blocking “bad” thoughts.  They roll around in their heads and can’t think of much else. Family, friends and school work can get pushed aside by children’s inability to move forward, calm down and get...

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Social Anxiety: What to do when your child has a meltdown

    Awareness of social anxiety in our school-age children has become more prevalent.  Educators and parents are well aware of the damage and pain excessive shyness can produce.  But what do you do when your child has a melt down?  Most children just want to...

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ADHD: How to help your child stay on time

  There is an agreement throughout human society that the units of time are understood by all.  Cultural and family differences in the value of timeliness exists over the course of human history and throughout the world.  For adults, a relaxed social engagement...

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Dysgraphia: In Answer to Your Question

  When I was on a school campus recently, one of the teachers asked about dysgraphia. This is what I told her: Dysgraphia is defined by professionals as a child's struggle with written appearance. More and more articles have recently been written regarding the...

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Tactile Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity is a difficult condition to live with.  Feeling things too intensely all the time is tiring.  When you tune in to every single feeling your skin is experiencing right now, you’re unable to think of much else.  When children and adults have...

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Preventing Math Mistakes

Errors in math are not always a sign that a child doesn’t understand the concepts.  When a child remembers how to perform the math problem, but doesn’t allow enough space for borrowing or carrying, they will often arrive at an incorrect answer.  They might not line up...

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