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Trauma Informed Education: Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments

Trauma-informed education is a powerful approach that can help students who have experienced trauma to feel safe, supported, and valued in the classroom. By recognizing the signs of trauma, creating a safe and supportive environment, and promoting healing and resilience, educators can help students overcome the effects of trauma and achieve their full potential. With the right training and resources, trauma-informed education can be implemented in schools across the country, creating a brighter future for all students.

How Skateboarding Programs Can Empower Your Community’s Youth

Beyond the Grind: How Skateboarding Programs Can Empower Your Community’s Youth Skateboarding isn’t just about carving sick lines on a board. It’s a culture, a passion, and increasingly, a powerful tool for youth development. Skateboarding programs offer a unique opportunity to address a range of challenges faced by young people, fostering Youth engagement, Executive functioning, boosting motivation and confidence, nurturing social skills, and promoting overall well-being. Here’s how: Engagement Through Passion: Traditional after-school programs don’t always resonate with every student. Skateboarding programs tap into a genuine interest, motivating students to participate and invest their energy. This passion translates into increased… Read More »How Skateboarding Programs Can Empower Your Community’s Youth

ADHD Relevance in 2024

ADHD and sensory processing challenges originate in the prefrontal cortex, the brain’s control center for attention and behavior regulation Impact of Screen Time on ADHD Recent studies show a significant increase in ADHD diagnoses, correlating with higher screen time in children and adolescents. 📱🔍 Statistics on ADHD According to the CDC, the prevalence of ADHD among children aged 4-17 years increased from 7.8% in 2003 to 11% in 2011-2012. 📊 Screen Time and Sensory Processing Excessive screen time is linked to sensory processing issues, as it can overstimulate the brain and hinder its ability to process sensory information effectively. 🧩… Read More »ADHD Relevance in 2024

Evidence-Based Teaching and Positive Reinforcement for Student Success

The Importance of Evidence-Based Teaching Evidence-based teaching involves using research and scientific evidence to inform instructional practices. It focuses on using strategies and methods that have been proven to be effective in promoting student learning and achievement. This approach is crucial in ensuring that students receive the best possible education and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. By relying on evidence, teachers can avoid using outdated or ineffective practices and instead focus on those that have been shown to produce positive results. Another important aspect of evidence-based teaching is its emphasis on individual student needs. This approach recognizes… Read More »Evidence-Based Teaching and Positive Reinforcement for Student Success

Screen Time Impacts Sensory Development in Toddlers under 2

New research highlights the relationship between early screen exposure and atypical sensory behaviors in toddlers. Screen Times Lasting Effects on Child Brain Development  Recent research from Drexel’s College of Medicine shows how exposure to screen-time can lead to sensory processing challenges, attention, and executive function skills. Bab gaze into screens, often develop sensory sensitivities – like getting easily bored or reacting strongly to loud sounds. Sensory processing, comes challenging behaviors. Sensory Seeking: Sensory sensitivities Why It Matters: Sensory skills are crucial for a child’s success. Sensitive or have challenges processing stimulation functioning well, it could impact how they communicate, behave, and… Read More »Screen Time Impacts Sensory Development in Toddlers under 2