school-based learning

School-based learning, providing parents of children with learning disabilities with useful information. I provide product suggestions to make each day a little more functional.

With school back in session, I’m sure you have either seen or have a child that cannot stay focused for long. They are consistently bouncing up and out of their seat every chance they can get. Or their head is facing the computer, but their eyes are shifty, looking at everything else but the screen! So what do we do? We try these easy tips listed below to help them increase their attention span and stay focused in the virtual class.

Students, especially the younger ones, struggle with staying focused on one task for too long.

From experience, I learned that within my sessions, by providing my students with a short break and a reward system, they produced better quality work samples and overall improvement.

In a 2016 study, the data collected showed that the children were less attentive when the lesson extended from 10 to 30 minutes before a break.

Taking breaks not only helped with focus, but they also reduce stress. Reduced stress allowed an increase in productivity and better work from your child in the end.

Breaks are beneficial to everyone. We could all use a break from time to time. So let’s try to make time for break time.

While we are at home, a snack is so easy to grab. How about we get something that will increase your child’s focus? Preferably while they are one that much-needed break?

How about a banana? They are high in potassium and help deliver oxygen to the brain. Bananas also have magnesium in them that helps to eliminate waste (protein metabolism ammonia). So when that waste is gone, the magnesium can help to improve your child’s focus.

What about some berries? Berries are high in antioxidants. Strawberries and blueberries can help increase focus. A 2014 study showed that the antioxidants found in berries have a positive impact on the brain resulting in boosted learning and improved memory.

Even a quick PB&J can help increase focus, plus a kid favorite, win-win? Peanut butter contains a lot of protein that helps increase alertness and focus. Having a protein-rich diet is so beneficial to your brain health. Protein is essential for getting nutrients to your brain cells to maintain a healthy brain balance

 

 

 

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