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Using Whole Body Listening to Increase Executive Functioning Skills

Written by: Elizabeth Sautter, MA, CCC-SLP & Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP How many times have we, as parents and teachers, said to our children, “Pay attention!” or asked “Why aren’t you listening to me?” in a not-so-nice tone of voice. We give our children many directives, “Clean up the bathroom!”, “Get your backpack!”, “Put your […]

Children’s Complex Thinking Skills Begin Before Going to School

This story is reprinted from materials provided by University of Chicago. Jan. 23, 2013 — New research at the University of Chicago and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that children begin to show signs of higher-level thinking skills as young as age 4 ½. Researchers have previously attributed higher-order thinking development […]

Five Tips for Building Resiliency in Students with Special Education Needs

Author: Crawford Dedman Special Education Consultant www.challengingminds.com As we venture into the second half of the school year, I have been thinking a lot about the topic of resiliency in students. Resiliency can be defined as the ability to persist in the face of adversity or the ability to bounce back after facing a challenging […]

Study Says Background TV Adds Significantly to Children’s Exposure

Author: Julie Rasicot Many families may be spending time relaxing around the TV over the holidays. A recent study suggests, however, that parents and caregivers should be mindful of turning off the set if no one’s actually watching to limit hours of unintended exposure for kids. Researchers found that, on average, children in the United […]