Is Your Child’s Brain Lacking Nutrients? Learn How Nutrient Deficiency Can Impact Learning & Behaviour

Nutritional deficiencies are often overlooked when addressing the causes and treatment of childhood disorders like dyslexia, ADHD and other brain disorders. The idea that certain key vitamins, minerals or fats could wreak such havoc on your child may seem preposterous. Yet extensive research over the last several decades has revealed irrefutable research that certain nutrients…

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Integrated Listening Systems Therapy for ADHD, Autism Spectrum and Improved Learning

iLs is a brain stimulation intervention that is based on the fact that we can change our brain – we can essentially re-wire it through specific and repeated stimulation, a concept known as neuroplasticity. As in building strength and endurance with physical exercise, we are able to build neurological pathways and synaptic activity at any…

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Is Your Child’s Gut Health Affecting their Brain?

Is Your Child’s Gut Health Messing with Their Brain? One of the unique characteristics of children who suffer from childhood disorders such as dyslexia, ADHD, learning disabilities and autism spectrum is that they often suffer from other more subtle signs of a poor functioning immune system. Immune health is reflective of brain health because both…

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3 Tips For a Better Back-To-School for Kids with ADHD, LD & Autism

While back-to-school can be a welcome change with the return to a schedule–for children with learning and behaviour challenges, it can also present challenges that parents and kids dread. Struggles waking up, getting organized, dressed and on the bus on time–nevermind the homework battles or receiving notes from the school can leave kids and parents…

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Reading Comprehension Difficulties? A Weak Working Memory Could Be the Culprit

In my last article, I wrote about how poor working memory affects learning disabilities. Poor working memory can have a significant impact on the ability to decode and comprehend written text. Up to 70% of students with learning disabilities in reading score ‘very low’ on working memory. Working memory can be compared to a video…

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Improve Learning with Integrated Listening Systems

Often, our educational interventions are putting a roof on a weak foundation.  The acquisition of reading, writing, math and other academic skills is dependent upon a normally-developed nervous system. Communication between the brain’s two hemispheres and integration of sensory input from the eyes, ears and motor systems must be intact for adequate response to intervention…

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