Archive for February, 2011

Circle Time Behaviors, explained
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Circle Time Behaviors, explained

Originally posted in PediaStaff Blog, by By: Loren Shlaes, OTR Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique: A sensory defensive, hypervigilant child can’t truly concentrate with his back exposed, which is often the case during circle time. Circle time is often one of the most difficult school related activities for the children I treat. Over the […]

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Shut-Down learners, help to bring them back up
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Shut-Down learners, help to bring them back up

Originally posted at eHealth Connection: Lack of understanding. In my evaluation of shut-down learners, I have found that many receive work on a daily basis that they simply cannot handle, causing them unnecessary frustration. Too often, parents and teachers do not understand the skill deficits that are causing a child difficulty. For example, I recently […]

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Upright Posistion tunes Vestibular System
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Upright Posistion tunes Vestibular System

Originally posted on Sleepy Wrap Another benefit of carrying your baby is that carried babies receive a lot of vestibular stimulation whereas lying babies do not. Our vestibular system helps us out with our sense of balance and our security in space. When a mother holds her baby, the baby moves back and forth with […]

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