Helping Kids With Anxiety

As adults, we all imagine that kids are carefree and have nothing to worry about.  Helping kids with anxiety is a really important tool to have in your parenting toolbox.  Some kids have a constant level of anxiety and others experience situational anxiety.  Check out this article on anxiety in kids. Sometimes we can have

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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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Planning your Classroom Management Strategies for the School Year

Written By Deb Hopper, Occupational Therapist Classroom management strategies are in class strategies that are developed over time by teacher. Teacher training, mentoring, trial and error and hours clocked in the classroom help teachers to fine tune these strategies as they develop their own personal classroom management strategies “personality”. Classroom management refers to “the wide

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What Is Sensory Processing Disorder?

In some toddlers, or even older children, parents may notice an unusual dislike to noise or light, or a clumsy attitude or distressful reaction during basic self-care tasks like tying their shoe laces or brushing teeth. However, it can be more disturbing in situations where their children start exhibiting extreme behaviors. These might include unusual

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Ways Parents Can Help Kids with Autism Handle the Stressors of Going Back to School.

Simple ways to transition back to school for kids with Autism Written by Deb Hopper Originally published by Autism Parenting Magazine at www.AutismParentingMagazine.com. Fall (September 2017)  Download your FREE PRINTABLE PDF of the magazine article here: Ways parents can help kids with autism handle the stressors of going back to school.   Returning to school

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