Does your child have difficulty distinguishing one number or letter from another? Are they clumsy or do they have poor motor skills? Do they skip lines or words when reading or mistake a letter or word for a similar one? Do they have weak reading comprehension or reading difficulties such as remembering what they just … Continue reading Letter and Number Reversals: Why Your Child May Be Struggling
Developing visual memory is key to improving reading and learning ability since 80% of learning occurs through the visual system. Visual memory is a crucial component to your child's ability to read and effectively learn. It has actually been found to exceed auditory memory; in fact three quarters of learning both in and outside of … Continue reading Visual Memory – Where 80% of Learning Happens
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 … Continue reading Reading Comprehension Difficulties? A Weak Working Memory Could Be the Culprit
Now that you know from my last article how how poor working memory can affect reading comprehension, the ability to decode words and even read fluently, it's time to address what can be done to change that. The first step is to make it clear to your child that difficulty decoding or reading has little … Continue reading 6 Ways to Improve Working Memory for Better Learning, Attention & Reading Comprehension
You have heard thousands of times how movement is good for circulation and heart health, but many parents are surprised to hear about the significant impact that movement--specific movements--can have on improving their child's ability to stay calm, focused and to effectively learn. Problems with Fine & Gross Motor Skills Poor coordination, balance, fine motor … Continue reading Using Movement So Your Child Can Better Learn & Behave!
If your child struggles with learning and behaviour then they likely have weak connections in a higher brain level called executive function—the brain's CEO. Children, like adults, require executive function to accomplish a multitude of daily tasks like getting ready for school, focusing in class and homework completion. This mental skill set is responsible for … Continue reading How a Disorganized Brain Can Contribute to Learning & Behaviour Challenges
Nutritional deficiencies are often overlooked when addressing 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 are crucial for brain function. … Continue reading Is Your Child Lacking Brain Nutrients? Learn the Signs
The sudden and steep increase in childhood disorders in recent decades has the attention and concern of everyone: from parents of struggling children to their teachers to doctors to grandparents. Dyslexia, ADHD, autism spectrum and other learning disabilities is heartbreaking for both you as a parent and your child. You likely find yourself asking what … Continue reading Why Childhood Disorders are on the Rise