Episode 9 Improving Your Child's Behavior and Executive Functioning
Your child can’t stay on task. Your son is impulsive. Your daughter has poor short-term memory. You have a child who has been diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, ODD or any number of the alphabet cocktails that kids are being labeled with today. As a parent, all you want are answers. You just want to know how you can help your child.
Today’s episode explores taking a neurodevelopmental approach to tackling the symptoms that can lead to many of these diagnoses. Dr. Jan Bedell, a neurodevelopmental expert and founder of Little Giant Steps, discusses how we can help most children improve in their information acquisition and storage, which will directly impact their ability to stay on task, keep and follow checklists, improve reading and math skills and more.
Be sure to make the time to listen to this eye-opening episode!
3:15 What is executive functioning?
6:00 Labeling children vs dealing with symptoms
12:00 How to help kids stay on task
20:00 Examples of things you can do today to help with auditory processing
23:00 Why infants need tactile stimulation
25:30 Examples of things you can do today to help with short term memory storage
30:00 How Improving executive functioning can help improve test scores
33:30 Working with learning styles
35:00 How building new neural pathways helps the brain function better
38:00 Programs that could help develop executive functioning
43:00 Why movement and tactile experience is so important for infants and young children
47:00 Free Resources
49:30 There is help for older children and adults
Free Auditory Processing Test Kits: https://www.littlegiantsteps.com/auditory-processing
Free Math Facts Proficiency Recommendations: https://www.littlegiantsteps.com/math-proficiency
Visual Circle Math: https://www.brainsprints.com/math-proficiency/
To get a free consultation: https://www.littlegiantsteps.com/our-services
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