Archive for August, 2011

Handwriting: Starting with Basic Strokes and Shapes
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Handwriting: Starting with Basic Strokes and Shapes

Excerpt from PediaStaff Guest Post Blog, Written by Dr. Anne Zachry; Large motor skills are big motor movements such as running and jumping (also referred to as gross motor skills). Children can learn shapes and forms using large motor skills, and they usually love it because it doesn’t involve having to sit still. Here are […]

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Losing Your Cool Under Pressure, Excerpt
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Losing Your Cool Under Pressure, Excerpt

Excerpt from Sian Beilock’s article in Psychology Today: When the worries start, if you are doing something that demands a heavy dose of working-memory (say, solving a difficult test problem or reasoning through a tough on-the-spot question from a prospective boss), you performance can suffer. Says Sian Beilock, Author of Choke, and also A University […]

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How to Avoid Foods With Chemicals That Worsen Kids’ Behavior
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How to Avoid Foods With Chemicals That Worsen Kids’ Behavior

Excerpt from Circle of Moms, written by Susan: Overwhelmed?  You’re not alone.  My first trip back to the grocery store was an adventure I’ll never forget.  But don’t let that discourage you.  You decided to ban chemicals from your food for a reason – the health and well-being of your family.  Every minute of effort […]

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Handwriting and its Ill Effects on Classroom Behavior
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Handwriting and its Ill Effects on Classroom Behavior

Guest Post by John Murray OTR: I find it ironic that the tool that is used to measure school success (for tests, quizzes, reports/compositions, math computation, etc…) gets little attention in the early years of school and less later on.  The tool I am referring to is the “pencil”. Using a pencil well and executing […]

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