Improve Focus and Concentration in Children

Here are suggestions to improve focus and concentration in children. When the screens are turned off, it can become difficult for children to maintain their focus on activities in the real world, especially at school. 

In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world children are bombarded with exciting visual and auditory stimulation daily.  When the screens are turned off, it can become difficult for children to maintain their focus on activities in the real world, especially at school.  Here are suggestions to improve focus and concentration in children. Provide Time for Meaningful Play […]

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Yoga and Self Regulation Strategies for Middle School Students and High School Students

Self-regulation strategies for middle school students and high school students continue to be essential to help children practice inhibition and impulse control.  These skills have been associated with academic success and high school graduation rates.  One self-regulation strategy for middle school and high school students is yoga. Self-Regulation Strategies in Middle School Students The Journal […]

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Motor Planning, Autism, and Catching Skills

A recent study examined motor planning, autism and the skill of catching a ball to determine more specific information regarding impairments.

Previous research has demonstrated common motor skill deficits associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) which may be related to decreased planning and control of sensory motor skills.  A recent study examined motor planning, autism and the skill of catching a ball to determine more specific information regarding impairments. Methodology of the Study on Motor Planning […]

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One Simple Tip to Improve Inhibitory Control in ADHD

Inhibitory control allows children to control their impulses and responses to stimuli. Here is one simple tip to improve inhibition in children with ADHD.

Do you work with or parent a child with ADHD?  Inhibitory control allows children to control their impulses and responses to stimuli.  Inhibition is part of executive function skills and it can be difficult for children with ADHD.  It is actually a primary cognitive deficit in ADHD. A recent study indicated that changing sleep patterns can […]

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Self-Regulation and Math

The researchers concluded that explicit small-group interventions focused on magnitude understanding of fractions, with embedded self-regulation instruction can help improve fraction outcomes and building student's growth mindset, goal setting, planning, and perseverance.

Many students with learning disabilities struggle to learn math concepts.  A recent study on self-regulation and math explored interventions with and without an embedded self-regulation component for teaching third-grade students at risk for mathematics disabilities about fractions. Methodology of the Study on Self-Regulation and Math The lessons on fractions focused on magnitude understanding and word […]