Move Your Body, Energize Your Brain

Briana Hurst ADD, ADD / ADHD, ADHD, Anxiety, Attention, Classroom, Core Learning Skills, Development, Developmental delays, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning disabilities, Learning Disability, Primitive Reflexes, School 0 Comments

Have you ever sat in a long meeting or seminar and found yourself getting sleepy, antsy, and dying for a break so you could get up and move around? Research shows that physical movement can enhance clarity, attention, and readiness for learning.  Physical movement increases oxygen flow to the brain, improving alertness, concentration, and receptivity.  Adding movement or physical action …

How Retained Reflexes Impact Behavior and Learning

Jill Stowell Anxiety, Attention, Auditory Processing, Classroom, Core Learning Skills, Development, General Information, IEP, Learning Disability, Primitive Reflexes, School 0 Comments

It’s the holidays, and along with the fun comes a whole other set of stressors that may cause already inflexible children (and their families) to miss the magic. Why Does My Child Act This Way? A big snowstorm near one airport can cause flight delays and cancellations all over the country. While people got to their destinations eventually, this causes …

I’m Ambidextrous! Isn’t that cool?

Jill Stowell Classroom, Core Learning Skills, Development, Executive Function, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, School

Have you ever tried to write your name with your non-dominant hand?  It’s pretty funny, right?  And really challenging! So when we see a person who is ambidextrous and can use both hands equally to do things, it’s seems pretty amazing.  In baseball, switch-hitters (players who can bat either right-handed or left handed) are in demand. But…when it comes to …