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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

Must Read Books on Child Development

Raising Good Humans By: Hunter Clarke-Fields MSAE How Children Succeed By: Paul Tough How We Learn By: Benedict Carey The Intelligence Trap By: David Robson No Drama Discipline By: Tina Payne Bryson PhD Make it Stick By: Peter C. Brown

The Importance of Staying Up to Date on the Science of Learning

Staying up to date with the latest research in psychology and neuroscience is crucial for educators who want to provide the best possible education for their students. By using the latest findings to inform our teaching, we can create more effective strategies and better address the needs of our students. Here’s why… Better understanding of student behavior By staying up to date with the latest research, we can gain a better understanding of how our students think and behave. This knowledge can help us create more effective teaching strategies and address challenging behaviors in the classroom. Improved teaching techniques The… Read More »The Importance of Staying Up to Date on the Science of Learning

Reducing Challenging Behavior with Positive Discipline

Positive Discipline   “Effective discipline means teaching skills that will help children make better decisions and handle themselves well in the future.” Daniel Siegel, M.D. & Tina Bryson Ph. D   Punishment shuts down behavior in the short term but teaching offers skills that last a lifetime.   Positive teaching strategies shape challenging behaviors into functional skills.    Teachers & Parents should RESPOND rather than REACT to challenging situations. Reactions are abrupt and often escalate situations, while responses will endure powerful thoughtful teachable moments.   Responses should be based on the following three questions. (Each situation and child will have… Read More »Reducing Challenging Behavior with Positive Discipline