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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

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ADHD: The What, Why and How

What do flowers and brains have in common? Each one’s blossom is unique. Some flowers need a little extra care, different soil, and maybe even some trellis support to reach their full beauty. What up, ADHDers! ⚡ The number of ADHD diagnoses has noticeably increased over the past 4 decades. While the reasons for this increase are complex and not fully understood, it’s likely due to a combination of factors, including improved awareness, changes in diagnostic criteria, and environmental influences. ✨ Improved Awareness  We’re better at spotting those ADHD whispers, leading to more cases coming to light. ✨ Changes in… Read More »ADHD: The What, Why and How

50 Years of Research, Still No Change in Policy

Educational institutions have been trying to show policymakers the issue of police presence in schools for DECADES. In the 1970s, the National Education Association (NEA) passed a resolution calling for an end to police in schools. ACLU In 2020, the NEA passed ANOTHER resolution calling for an end to police in schools. ACLU The resolution states: “The presence of police in schools creates a hostile learning environment for students of color and students with disabilities, and it criminalizes students for minor behavioral infractions.” The resolution called on the NEA to work with its affiliates to “advocate for the removal of… Read More »50 Years of Research, Still No Change in Policy

Motivation is KEY

  Motivation is the driving force behind our actions. It pushes us towards our goals and desires. It’s the key that unlocks the doors to success! 🚀   When our sympathetic nervous system produces hormones of epinephrine and norepinephrine, they create energy for action. Take a moment to reflect on what sparks your child’s curiosity. What sets their imaginations on fire? By identifying their unique wants and needs, we can fuel their passion for learning and guide them towards a future filled with knowledge. 🔥🌈 Every child has unique special interests and inclinations. It could be the thrill of exploration,… Read More »Motivation is KEY

Understanding the Development of a Child’s Brain

The development of a child’s brain architecture provides the foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health. Brains are built, from the bottom up. A child’s brain is rapidly developing during the first few years of life, and experiences during this time can shape the structure and function of their brain. Positive experiences, such as responsive caregiving, play, and stimulating environments, can promote healthy brain development, while negative experiences, such as neglect or abuse, can harm it. Cognitive, emotional, and social capacities are all intertwined and build upon past experiences throughout the life course. Toxic stress (trauma) weakens the architecture… Read More »Understanding the Development of a Child’s Brain