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The Gift of Movement and Unstructured Play

Having been on lockdown for most of the past year, it’s been fun to sit at our local outdoor food court as things are re-opening. There is a huge round fountain in the center.  The raised edge encircling the fountain is about 18 inches wide. What is such fun about this fountain is watching little…
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Managing in the Pandemic Part 2: Structure and Routines that Reduce Anxiety and Increase Performance

  Reduce anxiety and stress with consistent routines and expectations for our kids .  Everyone does better with predictability and routine.  There is greater compliance if everyone knows exactly what to expect.  And, those initial shifts that create a new habit are kind of like knocking over the first domino.  They tend to start a…
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Managing in the Pandemic Part 1… You’ve Got This! Taking Care of YOU Helps Your Kids, Too!

This is a tough time in history and crossing into 2021 hasn’t magically changed that. Heartwarming videos and posts encourage us that we’ll get through this together, but if you’re working from home and trying to manage distance learning with your kids, it can feel pretty lonely.  It may be helpful to know that what…
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Is Your Child’s Behavior Masking Dyslexia?

Halloween masks can be great fun, but there are students in every school who are wearing “masks” all year long. Mike was funny and gregarious.  He showed his smarts in class discussions, but when it came to doing any kind of seat-work, he could be found entertaining his classmates. At home with all his unfinished…
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10 Remote Schooling Tips for Students with Auditory Processing Challenges

“Can you hear me now? Wait…What?…You’re cutting in and out.” Recognize this conversation?  Of course, you do.  We’ve ALL experienced a bad cell phone connection.  And it’s incredibly irritating! Can you imagine what it would feel like to spend your whole day, everyday, listening through a bad cell phone connection? Think about how lost and…
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3 Tips for Staying Positive

Could YOU use a little “positive” in your life right now? You’re not alone.  2020 has given us all a run for our money.  Here are 3 tips for staying positive: Perspective A 16-year-old with ADD shared that she has learned to say to herself: “Everyone has challenges.  Mine is ADD.”  This attitude has allowed…
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