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Early Childhood Development

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. πŸ“±πŸ” 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. πŸ“Š 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

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

How to Teach Young Children Coping Skills

Coping skills are the strategies and techniques individuals use to manage stress and difficult emotions. Teaching coping skills is an essential aspect of mental health education and can help individuals better navigate challenging situations. This article will explore some of the best teaching methods for coping skills and the research supporting their effectiveness.

The Literacy Crisis That’s Been Ignored for 40+ Years

According to the National Association of Educational Progress (NAEP), 66% of fourth-grade students are reading below grade level. Meaning, only 24% of fourth graders are reading at or above grade level. What’s worse is that these scores HAVE NOT improved in OVER 30 YEARS since the NAEP began this assessment in 1992. This problem must be addressed if we want to ensure that all students have the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. For students to become proficient readers, they need to develop strong phonemic awareness (the ability to identify and manipulate individual sounds in words),… Read More »The Literacy Crisis That’s Been Ignored for 40+ Years

Abraham Maslow Influence

Abraham Maslow emphasized the interconnected nature of learning and life, as well as the significance of determination and purpose for personal happiness. Maslow emphasized the link between happiness and engaging in meaningful work that one considers important. He believed that people flourish when they are working effectively toward goals they value. Additionally, Maslow emphasized the importance of self-awareness in effecting personal change and attributed negative behavior to reactions to stress, pain, or unmet fundamental human needs such as security, love, and self-esteem. This underscores the idea that addressing these needs is crucial for fostering positive behavior and well-being.  β€œThe only… Read More »Abraham Maslow Influence

How YOUR Communication Skills Affects Your Relationship With Your Child

Better communication from parents leads to better relationships between parents & children. As parents & educators, we know how it feels when our feelings are diregarded. Many of us get frusterated or discouraged when the people we care about dont pay attention to us when we’re talking to them. We instill this message into children from a young age by teaching them not to interupt when some one is speaking. Unfortunately, most of us are not the best role model for teaching this skill by example. “With the right words and care, you can inspire your children to think for… Read More »How YOUR Communication Skills Affects Your Relationship With Your Child