It is difficult to be positive when a child is struggling in school. The first assumption when a child is struggling in school normally has to do with effort: This student is not trying hard enough. Once reaching that conclusion, parents, teachers, and school administrators may take an approach of negative reinforcement and "discipline" to get the "lazy child" to work harder.
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Concussions are often called the “invisible injury.” From hard-hitting football games and wrestling to the harmless-appearing activity of hitting soccer balls with the head, children have many opportunities to sustain head injuries while playing. However, the symptoms of concussion are not necessarily obvious right away and children will often mask symptoms in order to continue playing.
Learning disability myths arise from many assumptions about children and their environments, including the quality of parenting. The prevalence of these myths prevents the proper treatment for learning disabilities and sometimes shames parents into not seeking help for their children.
Good food should be a family affair
Today's guest blogger is Juliana Leamen BSc, MSc, NWS a Certified Nutrition & Wellness Specialist. What we eat plays a big part in how our brain works so Breakthroughs is excited to team up with Juliana to bring you some healthy brain food ideas. Today's topic also talks about making dinner a family event. Family dinners offer countless opportunities for social skill development, vocabulary, listening comprehension and more! Check Juliana’s website for more great ideas.
“They’ll grow out of it.” This is what parents often hear as issues arise during child rearing. Some behaviours can work themselves out as a child matures, but a learning disability is not merely a behaviour. It is a serious issue that compromises both learning and quality of life.
Topics: educational therapy
For most of the 20th century, medical science assumed the brain was a static organ. Knowledge processing and intelligence were considered permanent genetic attributes that could not change. Schools often created a caste system: students labeled as slow were assumed to stay slow and high achieving students were kept to high standards with no room for shortcomings.
Topics: back to school
This is a typical checklist for any child returning to school, but parents of children with ADHD have a different kind of back-to-school checklist to prepare. It takes more than school supplies and stylish outfits to help students with ADHD be successful in school.