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How To Cure Autism

The symptoms of autism can be lessened by developing an understanding of how the environment impacts an individual with autism spectrum disorder.  We perceive our environment through our sensory system and then change our behavior based on what's going on around us. ...

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How To Explain Autism To A Child

You’ve taught yourself and your spouse all about autism spectrum disorder. You’ve carefully explained ASD to your friends and family. So now comes the question, how do you explain autism to your child with autism? Children with autism spectrum disorder become...

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How To Handle Kids With Autism

Typical children learn by mimicking adults and those around them in order to understand social communication.  Children with autism tend to have difficulty mimicking the action and behaviors of others.  They also have difficulty placing themselves in the context of...

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Activities That Ease Writing Troubles

Brushing the teeth is an amazing eye‑hand coordination activity. For that reason, I recommend that children come home after school, perhaps have a light snack, brush their teeth, and then initiate homework. No, I don’t have stock in toothpaste.Brushing the teeth...

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Why Do We Hum?

Why Do We Hum? Why do we hum?  Check out Andy’s world: Andy has to hum.  He’s a student with learning disabilities that requires frequent sensory motor breaks to “reboot” his brain. As the curriculum demands have increased, Andy’s ability to process the different and...

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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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