Archive for September, 2010

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Learning Disabilities – Changing America

According to Dr. Robert Melillo in his book, The Disconnect Child, in a 2009 study 1 in 6 kindergartners show signs of neurological problems. If this is correct the impact on our children for learning disabilities is HUGE! In his book he also reports that in 2007 the Center for Disease Control did a study on Neurological […]

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Reading Opens a Whole New World
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Reading Opens a Whole New World

Article written by Dr. Lynn Hellerstein, Developmental Optometrist September 2010, Reading is a very complex task that requires  a number of skills such as: Decoding (breaking down the words) sight word recognition (seeing a word and immediately knowing the word) Comprehension (understanding what the story is about). Some educators feel strongly that reading is totally […]

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Drinking Through a Straw
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Drinking Through a Straw

Most children like drinking through a straw. It makes them breathe deeper automatically. This results in more muscle activity in the trunk which in turn results in more awareness of posture and movement of the trunk. This postural and movement awareness, also called proprioceptive information helps a child focusing attention more properly. Drinking regularly through […]

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Stand Behind Your Child
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Stand Behind Your Child

A child with problems in sensory processing needs extra support. The best way to give him that support is to stand behind him literally and figuratively. This is very important for a child that is prone to come into conflict situations. Especially when you correct him or forbid something, you should not stand opposite him, […]

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