Identifying Sensory Issues that Impact Learning in the Classroom

Identifying Sensory Issues that Impact Learning in the Classroom

Written By Deb Hopper, Occupational Therapist Sensory issues that impact learning Teaching in classrooms can be challenging, but also can be extremely rewarding. There is such a mix of students these days with learning disabilities, diagnoses including autism, ADHD, other developmental difficulties, kids with trauma and a history of abuse, other behavioural difficulties, as well

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Reducing Back To School Anxiety

Reducing Back To School Anxiety

Written By Deb Hopper, Occupational Therapist How To Reduce School Anxiety in Children When Transitioning Back To School The summer holidays can be a carefree, fun-packed time of adventure and shared experiences which neither kids nor parents want to end.  It can be very tempting (and rightly so!) to make the most of every day

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Helping Kids With Homework (Part 2)

Helping Kids With Homework (Part 2)

Helping Kids With Homework (Part 2) Written by Deb Hopper Published in Download your Printable here: Helping kids with homework. Most children bring varying degrees of homework home as early as Kindergarten through to the end of high school. Encouraging and teaching children how to settle and ground themselves after a full day of learning, can

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Helping Kids with Homework (Part 1)

Helping Kids with Homework (Part 1)

Helping Kids with Homework (Part 1) Written by Deb Hopper Published in Printable PDF Available Below Helping children of all ages settle down and focus on homework after school or on weekends can seem like an impossible task. On week days, children have been concentrating, taking in information for most of the school day and settling

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Tips For Travelling With Children

Tips For Travelling With Children

Travelling with Children Written by Deb Hopper Published in Great Health Guide articles available in Audio: CLICK HERE FOR THE AUDIO VERSION: School holidays are the perfect time to jump in the car and visit family and friends that we haven’t seen for a long time. Often this means a long car and/or plane trip.

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7 Teacher Musts to Increase Classroom Productivity

7 Teacher Musts to Increase Classroom Productivity

7 teacher must-knows to increase classroom productivity and create happy, healthy learning environments for ALL children 1.       Have regular movement breaks. We need movement BEFORE we can concentrate. 2.       Observe for clues that children aren’t yet engaged or that attention is lagging. 3.       Incorporate regular muscle breaks to keep concentration going.   4.       Understand that some

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