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Is Your Child Failing Because of Executive Functioning?

Is your child failing because of executive functioning deficits? I have tested a lot of students over the years and I am still amazed at the failure rate for children who have a delay in executive functioning development. What is executive function? Executive function is a set of mental skills that helps you get things […]

Tips to Help Your Child Read

The Problem Are you experiencing trouble trying to get your child to be a successful reader? Does the child’s teacher continually tell you not to worry that the child will learn at their own pace? Do you know that your child could read better if they had the correct support? Reading is a skill that […]

What is Executive Function?

Executive function is a set of mental processes that helps connect past experience with present action. People use it to perform activities such as planning, organizing, strategizing, paying attention to and remembering details, and managing time and space. If you have trouble with executive function, these things are more difficult to do. You may also […]

SLEEP IS IMPORTANT FOR LEARNING

SLEEP IS IMPORTANT FOR LEARNING AND CAN NOT BE UNDERESTIMATED. Sleep and School-aged Children (5-12 years) Children aged five to 12 need 10-11 hours of sleep. At the same time, there is an increasing demand on their time from school (e.g., homework), sports and other extracurricular and social activities. In addition, school-aged children become more […]

The Insider’s Guide to Improving Attention

  Attention is a BIG problem in today’s classrooms when teaching kids to read, write and spell. http://www.letterboxlearntoread.com/teaching-kids-read-spell-write-ready-naplan-testing Inattention shows up in children for many different reasons and is a complex problem. BUT there are ways to support these children. The Insider’s Guide to Improving Attention offers ways to support children bit by bit to […]

UNLEASH THE POWER OF ENCOURAGEMENT

                      It is no secret that encouragement is one of the biggest forces that drive our children to success. Think of a situation in your personal life when encouragement pushed you out of misery and onto the highway of success. I can remember vividly, a young boy who suffered from anxiety, depression and poor self- […]

Improve Reading Results with Holiday Experiences

                                                                                 INTRODUCTION Improve reading results with holiday experiences that are enjoyable and take no  extra time at all. Over the holidays I am spending quality time with my grandchildren at the Sunshine Coast. My grand daughters are at the age when you can thoroughly enjoy the experience. Our first outing was to a restaurant at […]

Cross the Threshold and Eliminate Problems

                                 STRUGGLES Cross the threshold and eliminate the problems that come with raising children. At times we all struggle with problems and feel that there is no where to turn. Perhaps you think that things are so bad that no one would believe, or understand. Things have happened in my life  when I have felt  alone and  […]

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