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Children do not develop on their own - they only develop within relationships.

Children fare better when expectations on them are clear and firm.

When a child is disregulated - is the time parents need to be regulated.

Parenting style matters - a lot!

Being a parent of a teenager can cure a person of narcissism.

The teenage years require a delicate balance between the young person's need to gain independence, and the parent's need to retain authority.

"Parents aren't the cause of ADHD, but they are part of the solution." (Kenny Handleman, M.D.)

"Unexpressed feeling never die. They are buried alive and come back later in ugly ways." (Stephen Covey)

Many clinicians find it easier to tell parents their child has a brain-based disorder than suggest parenting changes. Jennifer Harris (psychiatrist)

Early intervention is always better than crisis management - but it is never too late to do the right thing.

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Brain Facts # 6

 

 

Brain Imaging

A key contributor to our growing understanding of neuroplasticity was the development of brain imaging technology. By allowing scientists to produce images of the brain that show its structure, as well as where activity spikes as it engages in various cognitive activities, these neuroimaging methods have revolutionized neuroscience in the same way that the telescope revolutionized astronomy.

There are 2 types of brain imaging: structural and functional. Structural imaging provides information about the shape and volume of the brain and its various parts and includes: computed axial tomography (CAT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Functional imaging, which includes functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) shows patterns of brain activity allowing researchers and clinicians to identify specific regions of the brain that spike in activity when an individual performs a specific task.

CLASSROOM & HOMEWORK TIPS for SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN

“Children who can use and understand nonverbal communication comprehend the fundamentals of human interaction and communication much better than children who can’t. They tend to be more cooperative and attentive in school. They are able to pick up on unspoken cues and figure out situations that might baffle other children.Children who have a hard time with nonverbal communication are likely to have a hard time in school and with friends.” (Stanley Greenspan M.D.)

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+ Behaviour Management

This full day or 2 evening workshop will introduce you […]

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+ Lick Your Kids

  “Lick Your Kids” (figuratively not literally) (2 hours) First […]

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+ A Parent’s Guide to the Teenage Brain

  A teenager’s brain is not just an adult brain […]

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+ Reading Rescue

A program for children with reading problems

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+ Taming a Toddler

Many parents wonder what hit them when their sweet little baby turns into an unreasonable toddler – ideas for dealing with mealtime, bedtime, temper tanturms, toilet training, noncompliance, etc.

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