Returning to school in the fall is both an exciting and stressful time for most kids. If your child has a learning difference that makes school more challenging, the dominant feeling might be stress. You can help to turn this around by taking a few steps to prepare your child to be back in the classroom and ready for a good year.
For some kids, going back to school is a stressful time full of change and anxiety. Whether they spent their summer following a schedule or simply having fun with their family, they knew what to expect from day to day. Now, that is all about to change.
This meeting will be held at the Brain Balance Center in Midlothian, VA on August 17, 2017, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
We will learn about the development of the brain, primitive reflexes integration, the importance of training the eyes, signs that one side of the brain may be weaker than another and things that can be done to improve these issues .. AND MUCH more!! It will be an educational evening. Don’t miss it!!
Parents of children with sensory sensitivities may feel a sense of anxiety in advance of summertime activities. Summer heat, playtime with large groups of kids, and participation in summer camps all pose challenges for the child with sensory processing disorder. In order to help your child enjoy summer break, try the following sensory-friendly activities instead.
Summer vacation might sound blissful after a packed school year, especially if your child struggles with academics or doesn’t enjoy the daily pressures of the classroom. Unfortunately, all that freedom can be overwhelming to many kids, and those with learning disabilities often have trouble making a smooth transition out of the school routine and into the new reality of life on summer vacation.
As the school year is coming to an end, kids can use some tips to stay on task .
I often receive questions about children and homework, especially when it comes to children with special needs. Those questions usually are:
How do I get my child to focus on homework?
How can I help my child do homework without all the drama?
sensory friendly easter egg huntSpring holidays often include special events, meals with extended family, and other exciting activities that can be overstimulating for kids with neuro-developmental disorders like ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Asperger Syndrome. The changes in routine and activities that are fun for most can lead to meltdowns or withdrawal for kids who experience sensory overload. If your holiday plans include hunting for brightly colored eggs filled with sugary treats, find below tips for ensuring a sensory friendly egg hunt that all children can enjoy!
One of the biggest challenges of parenting children with social struggles is worrying that they’ll be socially isolated. You know that your child has a huge heart, a silly side and a lot of interesting ideas, but will the other kids in her class realize that? Organizing small, controlled play dates is the perfect way for your child to build social skills, make new friends and enjoy all the fun of childhood.
Dyslexia affects people in different ways and leads to problems with learning, especially reading and writing. However, there are techniques that help manage this condition. By empowering people with dyslexia with a few well-honed ways of managing issues, their confidence will soar.
If you have a child with academic, social or behavioral issues like ADHD, dyslexia or another learning disorder, you may struggle to balance your life. How can you care for your child, take care of household duties and work all at the same time? Here is a guide designed to help you balance work and caring for your child: