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Every youngster with a behavioral or developmental disorder is unique. Two children with the same diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome will display different symptoms, for example. When a child falls outside of the diagnostic criteria for specific Pervasive Developmental Disorders, he is categorized as having Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), which is also sometimes known as atypical autism.
A child with PDD-NOS may display some of the characteristics of Tourette syndrome, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD, etc. Some examples of these characteristics may include social skill deficits, speech and language delays, communication difficulties, and atypical behaviors. Many children with these developmental issues have difficulty adjusting to changes in routine and they may have behavioral challenges such as meltdowns.
Although a child with PDD-NOS does face significant challenges, there is hope for families dealing with this diagnosis. A drug-free, whole-child approach to correcting the underlying causes of behavioral/developmental disorders is available from The Brain Balance Achievement Centers. Please contact a behavioral expert at our Charlotte location at (888) 581-4937, our Cornelius office at (704) 269-4281, or our Greenville center at (864) 613-4206.
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Homework time is often stressful for both students and parents, and it can be even more difficult for children who have a learning and/or behavioral disorder. One great homework strategy to reduce stress is the use of a homework book. Kids can write down their assignments in the book throughout the day and bring it to the teacher before leaving school. The teacher can check that all of the assignments are there, initialize it, and jot down any notes to the parent. Parents can also use the book to communicate with the teacher.
For more helpful homework strategies, watch this video. You’ll hear an interview with a retired schoolteacher, who discusses the particular challenges that kids with ADHD may have regarding homework and how to overcome them.
Take a step toward a positive change in your child’s learning or behavioral challenges today by contacting The Brain Balance Achievement Centers. You can reach our location in Greenville at (864) 613-4206, in Charlotte at (888) 581-4937, or in Cornelius at (704) 269-4281.
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For children with a learning or behavioral disorder, school poses unique challenges. Youngsters with these issues often try very hard to achieve good grades, yet still fail to stay on target with their peer group. It’s hard for any parent to watch a child struggle. You can help your little one overcome his academic challenges by scheduling an assessment with a learning and behavioral expert to determine the specific areas he needs help with.
Children with learning and/or behavioral disorders are sometimes prone to meltdowns, particularly when they are having a difficult time completing an assignment. Work with a behavioral expert to determine how best to manage your child’s meltdowns. Many children can benefit from a short break to allow them to calm down and gather themselves. Exercise can often help a child manage frustration and anxiety. Consider encouraging your child to go outside and kick a ball around the yard while he calms down.
When your child is ready to get back to work, try to instill a positive, can-do attitude. The two of you can set goals together for the academic year and develop a plan to achieve them. For example, if your child would like to improve his English grade, the two of you might sit down together and read a book for 20 minutes each evening.
Teach Organizational Skills
Behavioral experts recommend teaching youngsters to use an organizational system for school. For example, you might purchase a large whiteboard for your child’s room to keep track of his assignments and progress. Your child should also have an assignment notebook for use in school.
At The Brain Balance Achievement Centers, we encourage parents to implement the strategies of the Brain Balance Program at home to accelerate the child’s success. Our learning and behavioral experts will work closely with your family to facilitate child empowerment. For more information about our drug-free approach, please call our location in Greenville at (864) 613-4206, our center in Charlotte at (888) 581-4937, or our facility in Cornelius at (704) 269-4281.
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American Education Week, which runs from November 18 to November 22, 2013, is a celebration of the nation’s educators and the public school system. Most American Education Week activities take place within the school, such as special recognitions of teachers and visits to the school by parents. However, you can encourage your child to get involved in the celebration with some fun at-home activities. You can collaborate with your child’s teachers to discover the subject areas he/she is currently working on. Then, adapt the following ideas to suit the curriculum.
Write an Editorial
Often, youngsters with learning or behavioral issues have trouble focusing their attention on completing a task. You can encourage your child to increase his attention span by asking him to write an editorial for his school’s newspaper. Help him work on his organizational skills by asking him to develop an outline that lists three main points he would like to write about. The editorial should be written about aspects of his school, his school activities, or his classroom that he likes. Ask him to write about a few things he’s recently learned in school.
Create a Collage
Youngsters who enjoy arts and crafts can create a collage depicting the current lesson plan. For example, if your child is learning about the different planets, his collage might primarily feature depictions of stars, planets, and other celestial bodies. Help him add in pictures that depict other subject areas, such as an image of the cover of his favorite book.
Write a Thank-You Note
Learning and behavioral experts note that many children with these issues also have trouble with their handwriting. Encourage your child to use his best penmanship to write a thank-you note to his teacher. The thank-you note can point out a few things that your child enjoys about his class.
The Brain Balance Program is a unique method of helping children overcome learning and/or behavioral issues. If your child has ADHD or other learning and behavioral issues, please contact the Brain Balance Achievement Center of Charlotte at (888) 581-4937. You could also call our convenient location in Greenville at (864) 613-4206 or in Cornelius at (704) 269-4281.
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The team of learning and behavioral experts at the Brain Balance Achievement Centers has a wealth of experience working with children to overcome their challenges. When you and your child arrive at one of our Centers, our Program and Center Directors will walk you through our comprehensive assessment process, which is designed to explore the unique needs of your child.
Then, our other professionals will design and implement a customized activity plan for your child. Your child will work with a neuro-academic teacher, who has professional experience as well as many hours of and Brain Balance Program-specific training. This teacher administers the cognitive activities to help your child succeed academically. Your child will also work with a sensory motor coach, who will guide your child through a series of exercises to stimulate the brain and bring their sensory processing and motor skills to a more age appropriate level. Your nutrition coach will help you learn how to modify your child’s diet, based on his test results. This coach may also recommend nutritional supplementation to aid brain function.
The team at the Brain Balance Achievement Centers invites you and your child to become our next success story! You can reach our learning and behavioral experts in Charlotte at (888) 581-4937, in Cornelius at (704) 269-4281, and in Greenville at (864) 613-4206.