Classroom Creativity: It’s Time Your Classroom Bred Creativity

Classroom Creativity: It’s Time Your Classroom Bred Creativity Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature how to help kids with classroom creativity in this guest post. While many of the recommendations below are great for select children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. Over time,…

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Sleep Deprivation: How Sleep Deprivation Is Harming Your Child’s Potential

Sleep Deprivation: How Sleep Deprivation Is Harming Your Child’s Potential Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature how to help kids with sleep deprivation in this guest post. While many of the recommendations below are great for select children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities.…

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ADHD Kids: Helping ADHD Kids Handle Big Occasions

Helping ADHD Kids Handle Big Occasions Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature how to help ADHD kids in this guest post. While many of the recommendations below are great for select children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. As an adult, you realize and…

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Tummy Time: Brain-Building Exercises for the Baby that Hates Tummy Time

Tummy Time: Brain-Building Exercises for the Baby that Hates Tummy Time This article provides helpful tummy time exercises for babies that hate to be in the prone position. Affiliate links and free printables are included for your convenience. It’s not uncommon for babies to hate tummy time. Many parents think because their baby cries…

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Classroom Modifications for Students that Struggle with Slow Processing Speed

Classroom Modifications for Students that Struggle with Slow Processing Speed This article provides helpful classroom modifications for those kids that struggle with slow processing speed. Free printable included below. Children that struggle with slow processing speed in the classroom may have difficulty remembering instructions in the classroom or retaining important details for an assignment…

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Music Education: 5 Great Benefits of Music Education in Schools

5 Great Benefits of Music Education in Schools Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature benefits of music education in this guest post. While many of the recommendations below are great for select children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. Music education is incredibly important…

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College and Autism – Is It Possible?

College and Autism – Is It Possible? Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature college and autism in this guest post. While many of the recommendations below are great for select children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. Some parents don’t believe their child will…

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Parent Education: How Your Return to Education Could Affect Your Child

Parent Education: How Your Return to Education Could Affect Your Child Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature parent education in this guest post. While many of the recommendations below are great for select children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. Many women chose to…

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Student Success: What Factors Prevent Student Success At a University?

Student Success: What Factors Prevent Student Success At a University? Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature how to better achieve college success in this guest post. While many of the recommendations below are great for select children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. Every…

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No Child Left Behind: Making Sure No-One Is Left Behind In The Classroom

Making Sure No-One Is Left Behind In The Classroom Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature no child left behind in this guest post. While many of the recommendations below are great for select children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. With the passing of…

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Classroom Modifications to Help Students with Fidgeting, Attention and Focus

Classroom Modifications to Help Students with Fidgeting, Attention and Focus This article provides helpful classroom modifications for children that struggle with attention issues in the classroom. Children that fidget and have attention and focus issues in the classroom can benefit from certain modifications to improve their learning ability. Teachers can adjust lesson plans, tests,…

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Dysgraphia: How to Recognize Signs of Dysgraphia in Your Child

Dysgraphia: How to Recognize Signs of Dysgraphia in Your Child This article provides helpful signs and symptoms for dysgraphia. Many parents and educators have a hard time recognizing the signs and symptoms of Dysgraphia in their child or students. Children struggling with dysgraphia often struggle with written language and how well they are able…

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Books and Resources for Occupational Therapists, Parents and Educators

Important Books and Resources for Occupational Therapists, Parents and Educators This article provides helpful books and resources for improving your child’s learning development. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. We often receive requests from parents, educators, Occupational Therapists, Pediatric Therapists and other professionals for books and resources we use to help our students succeed…

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Milestones for Reading: Development of the Eyes, Ears and Neck

Foundational Milestones for Reading: Development of the Eyes, Ears and Neck This article discusses important foundational milestones for reading and writing. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. At one month old, an infant has already adjusted to numerous sensations and has started to formulate responses to these sensations. One of the more important…

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Spatial Awareness and Locomotion Activities for Processing and Attention

Spatial Awareness and Locomotion Activities for Processing and Attention This article provides helpful information for children who need spatial awareness and locomotion activities to build processing and attention in the classroom. Children that struggle with spatial awareness can have difficulty with simple tasks as they move within their environment. When your child has trouble with balance,…

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Calming Strategies for Anxious Children

Calming Strategies for Anxious Children This article provides helpful calming strategies to help anxious children. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  Many times small children are more prone to tantrums and meltdowns because they are in the middle of developing their language skills and have a hard time saying how they feel, what…

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Bean Bags: The Best Bean Bags for Sensory, Motor Planning and Visual

The Best Bean Bags for Sensory, Proprioception, Motor Planning and Visual Motor This article provides helpful tips on what bean bags to choose for your child’s learning development. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. When parents first come to our center, they are often surprised to find their child can’t do simple activities,…

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Raising Responsible Kids

Raising Responsible Kids Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature raising responsible children in this guest post by Christine Hill. While many of the recommendations below are great for select children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. Have you ever worried that your kids won’t…

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Breathing Exercises for Sensory Defensive Kids

Breathing Exercises for Sensory Defensive Kids This article provides helpful breathing exercises for children that struggle with sensory defensiveness, anxiety, panic attacks and hyperventilation. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Over the years, as an advocate for children with learning disabilities and sensory issues, I have heard many stories from parents about what…

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Jumping Toys: Toys to Help Your Child Learn how to Jump

Toys to Help Your Child Learn how to Jump This article provides helpful jumping toys to improve your child’s proprioception and gross motor development. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Jumping may not seem like an important developmental milestone for children, but it’s one of the activities children need for better gross motor strength,…

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Anxious Behavior: Hyperventilation and Fight or Flight linked to Anxiety in Children

Anxious Behavior: Hyperventilation and Fight or Flight linked to Anxiety in Children This article provides information to help children with anxious behavior, anxiety, meltdowns, fight or flight and hyperventilation. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Anxiety is a normal element of childhood, and every child will go through different phases and different stressors…

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Slow Processing: 3 Personality Characteristics to Watch for in Kids that Struggle with Slow Processing

Slow Processing: 3 Personality Characteristics to Watch for in Kids that Struggle with Slow Processing This article provides helpful information regarding slow processing in students that have difficulty completing tasks and assignments. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. In previous articles, we discussed the popular topic of kids that struggle with slow processing…

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Sensory Processing: 50 Free Sensory Printables and New Sensory Processing 101

50 Free Sensory Printables and New Sensory Processing 101 This article provides helpful resources provided by the Inspired Treehouse for children with Sensory Processing issues. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Our friends at Inspired Treehouse just relaunched Sensory Processing 101 as an eBook to help parents, teachers, Occupational Therapists and other professionals…

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Balance and Coordination Activities for Attention and Focus

Balance and Coordination Activities to Help Kids Attend and Focus on Academic Tasks This article provides helpful information for children who need balance and coordination activities for better attention and focus in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  Developing balance and coordination begins almost at birth. As babies develop, they learn to lift…

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Recycling: Home Recycling Basics You can Teach Your Kids

Recycling: Home Recycling Basics You can Teach Your Kids Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature teaching children about recycling in this guest post. While many of the recommendations below are great for select children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. Going green is all the…

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Fidget Toys for Better Attention and Focus in the Classroom

Fidget Toys for Better Attention and Focus in the Classroom This article provides helpful fidget toys to improve your child’s attention and focus in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. It’s usually hard for any child to attend and focus through an entire day of school, but for some it’s even…

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Studying Abroad: The Top Benefits Of Your Child Studying Abroad

Studying Abroad: The Top Benefits Of Your Child Studying Abroad Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature studying abroad opportunities in this guest post. While many of the recommendations below are great for select children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. When it comes to…

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Auditory Learning: 5 Steps of Hearing vs. Listening in the Classroom

Auditory Learning: 5 Steps of Hearing vs. Listening in the Classroom This article provides helpful information for auditory learning in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. As an English teacher, I have been through state mandated testing for a few years now. Each year when my student’s tests scores come back,…

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Child Education: Why Understanding is the Strongest Tool in Helping Your Child’s Education

Child Education: Why Understanding is the Strongest Tool in Helping Your Child’s Education Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature child education opportunities in this guest post. While many of the recommendations below are great for select children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. Most…

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Sensory Routine: Back to School Nightly Routine to Help Sensory Kids

Sensory Routine: Back To School Nightly Routine to Help Sensory Kids This article provides helpful sensory routine information for sensory children that need special back to school routines to help them better in school. Affiliate links included for your convenience. I’ve done it enough times, I know I’m not alone. Back to school time occasionally creeps…

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Handwriting Development: When Handwriting Milestones aren’t Developed the “Write” Way, Brain-Building Activity Suffers

Handwriting Development: When Handwriting Milestones aren’t Developed the “Write” Way, Brain-Building Activity Suffers This article provides helpful information about handwriting development and handwriting milestones for better learning development and brain activity. When you sit down to write a shopping list or a thank you card, you may not realize it, but you are in…

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Boarding School: The Advantages of Attending a Boarding School

The Advantages of Attending a Boarding School Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature alternative school opportunities for children in this guest post. While many of the boarding school recommendations below are great for select children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. When it…

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Brain: How to Rewire the Brain from Home

Brain: How to Rewire the Brain from Home This article provides helpful information how to rewire the brain using handwriting exercises at home. As more parents, teachers and friends become aware of how we help children perform better in the classroom, they ask what tools and resources are available to help their children at…

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Vestibule Disfunction: Why Poor Hearing Development Affects Your Child’s Vestibular, Balance, Speech and Language

Vestibule Disfunction: Why Poor Hearing Development Affects Your Child’s Vestibular, Balance, Speech and Language This article provides helpful information about how your child’s vestibule cochlea could affect your child’s hearing, processing and auditory system for higher learning. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Hearing is like a complicated game of telephone and when…

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Rewire the Brain: Handbook for Emotional Control and Fine Motor Development

Rewire the Brain: New Educational Handbook for Emotional Control and Fine Motor Development This article introduces ways to rewire the brain for developing your child’s emotions, reading, fine motor and writing skills. Details about the handbook are below. When children walk through my door, each is unique and different, just like their learning development. While…

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Auditory Learning: How Do We Hear?

Auditory Learning: How Do We Hear? This article is the first in our auditory series. We will discuss how auditory processing and auditory learning is essential for academic achievement. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Every time you put on your headphones to go for a run, go to the symphony or simply…

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Peer Pressure: Teaching Your Child about Peer Pressure

Peer Pressure: Teaching Your Child about Peer Pressure Guest Post Christine Hill Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature sleep tips with guest blogger Christine Hill. While many of the recommendations below are great for children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. Drugs. Sexting.…

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Hand-eye Coordination Toys for Better Motor Planning, Executive Functioning and Learning Development

Hand-eye Coordination Toys for Better Motor Planning and Learning Development This article provides helpful hand-eye coordination toys for better child and learning development. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Many researchers and scientists have found a direct link between hand-eye coordination and your child’s learning ability. Developing hand-eye coordination can help your child…

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Body Awareness Activities for Stronger Proprioception and Learning Development

Body Awareness Activities for Stronger Proprioception and Learning Development This article provides helpful information for children who need body awareness activities to build proprioception and gross motor development. Children that struggle with body awareness can have difficulty with simple tasks as they move within their environment. When your child has trouble with balance, coordination,…

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Social Skills for the Child with Learning and Attention Issues

Social Skills for the Child with Learning and Attention Issues This article provides helpful information for children struggling with social skills. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. As a parent of a child with a learning disability, I frequently research ways to help my child achieve academically. His overall school experience is more…

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Headteacher Hacks That Will Make Next Term The Best One Yet

Headteacher Hacks That Will Make Next Term The Best One Yet Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature school opportunities for parent volunteers in this guest post. While many of the recommendations below are great for children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. Summer…

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Tactile Toys: Toys for Sensory Defensiveness and Tactile Stimulation

Tactile Toys: Toys for Sensory Defensiveness and Tactile Stimulation Providing your child with tactile toys for sensory integration to awaken their sensory receptors can decrease fidgeting, attention issues and behavior problems in the classroom. Kids who suck on their shirts, fidget at their desk, chew on pens and pencils, and seek out extreme flavors and textures may need…

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Parent Volunteers: 10 Different Ways To Help Your Local School

Parent Volunteers: 10 Different Ways To Help Your Local School Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature school opportunities for parent volunteers in this guest post. While many of the recommendations below are great for children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. No matter how…

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Visual Skills: The 3 R’s that Detect Visual Perception Deficiencies – Recognition, Reading Comprehension and Retention

Visual Skills: The 3 R’s that Detect Visual Perception Deficiencies – Recognition, Reading Comprehension and Retention This article provides information to help parents determine if their child is experiencing issues with their visual skills. As you may have already read in previous articles, vision is more than seeing clearly and having 20/20 eyesight. This…

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Hygiene: Fun Activities to Teach Kids Personal Hygiene

Hygiene: Fun Activities to Teach Kids Personal Hygiene Guest Post Christine Hill Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature kids hygiene with guest blogger Christine Hill While many of the recommendations below are great for children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. As your child…

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Homework Tips: How To Make Your Kid’s Homework Go From Bad To Excellent

Homework Tips: How To Make Your Kid’s Homework Go From Bad To Excellent Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature homework tips in this guest post. While many of the recommendations below are great for children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. When…

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Cleaning Tips: How to Make Your House Easier to Clean When You Have Kids

Cleaning Tips: How to Make Your House Easier to Clean When You Have Kids Guest Post Maurine Anderson Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature cleaning tips with guest blogger Maurine Anderson. While many of the recommendations below are great for children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges…

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Corpus Callosum: Your Child’s Superhighway for Connecting the Emotional and Logical Sides of the Brain for Better Learning

Corpus Callosum: Your Child’s Superhighway for Connecting the Emotional and Logical Sides of the Brain for Better Learning This article provides helpful information for strengthening your child’s corpus callosum to encourage better learning development. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Most people know that music is a good thing in a child’s life,…

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