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Think Your Child Has Learning Difficulties? Trust Your Gut!

It’s the second month of the school year. Your child is showing signs of learning difficulties. She is having difficulty reading. He is not copying the directions off the board. Your first impulse is to think “It’s temporary, just a passing phase.”  You find yourself making excuses, “It’s a new school,”  “He needs to get…

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The Healing Power of Touch: How Touch Can Teach

He was only seven years old Mike came kicking and clawing into my office, accompanied by his mom, two brothers and his companion, who had bloodied scratch marks on both arms. Mikewas clearly in fight or flight mode, completely overcome by his inability to cope with any sensory information bombarding his brain. Just outside my…

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Why MNRI is Our Favorite Most Successful Treatment for Autism

Movement is the key to development. From the moment of conception, cells form, divide, and multiply. Within weeks, a tiny fetus begins to move, and life takes on a rhythm of its own. When movement is impaired or restricted for whatever reason, other social and cognitive aspects of development become delayed or weakened. After birth,…

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Three Habits of Emotionally Healthy Families

Every wonder how families stay healthy? With all the focus on healthy eating and preventing childhood obesity, we have the equally important task of promoting the family’s emotional health. Here are my top three tips for keeping your family ‘emotionally healthy’: 1. Family time together means limiting screen time. How many times do you see…

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Kids and Their Toys

Every parents dream is to shower their children with toys and games that they will hopefully love and cherish…and not destroy. Dream…yes, but what is the reality? Remember the first time your child repeated something you said and you were in disbelief? For instance, “what the heck?” or “would you listen to me already?” All…

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