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  • 3 Ways to Support a Student with ADHD

    January 16, 2017
    As a parent, you may get anxious when your child sets out for middle or high school. It’s a whole new world, with bigger challenges to face and potential struggles to battle, not just academically but also socially. If you have a child with social and behavioral issues like ADD/ADHD, you may have enhanced fear that he or she is unable to handle the pressure in school. Don't worry. Let go of the reins, patiently work with your child, and... Read More
  • Mistakes to Avoid When Parenting a Child With Sensory Issues

    January 9, 2017
    Parenting a child with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or sensory issues is a tough job. SPD is defined as a pattern of the brain failing to detect or appropriately respond to messages from the senses, and it can result in over-stimulation, under-stimulation, frustration and anger. Understanding what experiences generate abnormal responses in a child takes time, energy and the help of trained professionals. Each child is different. As parents learn what experiences generate a positive or negative response from their... Read More
  • Re-establishing a Routine After a Long School Break

    Getting back into the swing of things after a holiday break is tough for families. For parents of a child with behavioral issues or educational differences, however, the transition is especially challenging. Routines and learning disorders usually go hand-in-hand as parents structure their daily lives around their child's unique needs. Breaks are disruptive, but parents can handle the changes using techniques at home and at school. Early Rise Times. Most kids sleep late over school breaks. To compensate, parents should wake them... Read More
  • How to Empower Students with Dyslexia

    January 2, 2017
    Dyslexia affects people in different ways and leads to problems with learning, especially reading and writing. However, there are techniques that help manage this condition. By empowering people with dyslexia with a few well-honed ways of managing issues, their confidence will soar. Get a Dyslexia Profile. People with dyslexia have different learning styles as well as specific weaknesses. Everyone has a preferred way of learning (for example, kinesthetic learners learn through doing) and unlocking this understanding is key to development. By getting... Read More
  • How to Boost Your Child’s Self-esteem and Confidence in School

    December 29, 2016
    Children with learning disabilities may lose their self-esteem and confidence, especially in school; this lack of confidence may lead to poor performance, which creates a vicious cycle as school performance suffers. However, there are ways you can boost your child's self-esteem and confidence in schoolwork. Encourage Talent. Encourage your child's natural talent and gifts. If your child is musically gifted, enroll him or her in the school band or musical. Encouraging children to participate in activities they are naturally good at will give... Read More
  • How to Redirect Students with Asperger Syndrome

    Asperger syndrome is in the autism spectrum group of developmental disorders, and it creates characteristic challenges in social interaction and communication. It is a mild disorder that can make everyday interactions within the classroom more difficult. If you find yourself needing to redirect a student with Asperger syndrome, use these strategies to help: Change Methods of Communication. Sometimes Asperger syndrome makes it difficult for students to verbally communicate or understand directions due to an auditory processing issue. Consider using written communication if... Read More
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder: SAD

    December 21, 2016
    By Dr. Mark Goldenberg At this time of holiday cheer, excitement, vacations from school, and office parties we would expect our spirits to be high. Unfortunately, there are children and adults who, because of the decreased daylight, experience different kinds of emotions which can be attributed to a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It is common at this time of year for kids struggling with attention, behavior, academic and social issues, to start experiencing a worsening of their symptoms... Read More
  • Gifts that Stimulate the Left Brain

    December 14, 2016
    If you're shopping for a child who is left brain weak, the following gifts that were curated by parents of the Brain Balance Program stimulate the left brain and are the perfect choice! Jigsaw Puzzles Cross-stitch/Crochet Let's Feed The Very Hungry Caterpillar Legos Simon Game Memory Games Pickup Sticks Lincoln Logs Wild Planet Hyper Blast Spot It! Alphabet Kids Adventure Jumbo Blocks with Wheels Big City Playset Checkers Chess Bop It Melissa and Doug Shape Sorting Clock High Pitched Instruments Lacing Cards Wrap-Ups Math Kit ... Read More
  • Gifts that Stimulate the Right Brain

    If you're shopping for a child who is right brain weak, the following gifts that were curated by parents of the Brain Balance Program stimulate the right brain and are the perfect choice! Jump Rope Hula Hoop Spot It Jr Animals Dress Up Clothes The Lady Bug Game Giga Ball Balance Wobble Board Skip It Game Play Kitchen Hyper Dash by Wild Planet Hullabaloo Play-doh Fingerpainting Ripstick Caster Board Fictional Books Apples to Apples Game Abstract Art or Painting Farm Animals Dolls/Action Figures Roller Blades Skates ... Read More
  • Gifts that Stimulate the Right Brain

    If you're shopping for a child who is right brain weak, the following gifts that were curated by parents of the Brain Balance Program stimulate the right brain and are the perfect choice! Jump Rope Hula Hoop Spot It Jr Animals Dress Up Clothes The Lady Bug Game Giga Ball Balance Wobble Board Skip It Game Play Kitchen Hyper Dash by Wild Planet Hullabaloo Play-doh Fingerpainting Ripstick Caster Board Fictional Books Apples to Apples Game Abstract Art or Painting Farm Animals Dolls/Action Figures Roller Blades Skates ... Read More