Understanding the effects of poverty on child development

If we want to help children succeed and thrive so that they can reach their full potential, we need to understand their mental, biological, and emotional needs. Join Sean Sanders, Director and Senior Editor for Custom Publishing at Science, as he interviews outstanding researchers in a broad range of fields whose work either directly involves … Read more

Dealing with Problem Behaviors in a Positive Way

Spread the love Handling children that exhibit problem behaviors is a common concern for parents and teachers. There are different ways to correct these behaviors. Some factors to consider are severity, frequency, and end goal. It’s tempting to punish behaviors like tantrums and aggression, but it is not always the best solution. Choosing punishment might … Read more

Overcoming adversity

If we want to help children succeed and thrive so that they can reach their full potential, we need to understand their mental, biological, and emotional needs. Join Sean Sanders, Director and Senior Editor for Custom Publishing at Science, as he interviews outstanding researchers in a broad range of fields whose work either directly involves … Read more

Naturalistic Intervention: Changing Behaviors in the Learner’s Regular Setting

Spread the love Naturalistic intervention (NI) is a set of practices, techniques, and strategies designed to bring out a target behavior. This is done in the learner’s normal environment while following their daily routines, hence the term “naturalistic.” It is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Naturalistic Intervention for Learners with Communication … Read more

Lockdowns threaten child development – can parenting programmes help?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been making life difficult for parents around the world. In these exceptional circumstances, many have struggled to give children the care and education they need. Stuck at home, families from lower-socioeconomic backgrounds have been particularly affected, says Jamie Lachman, an Oxford University researcher who co-founded the Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH) … Read more

A Guide to Writing Observation Reports

Spread the love An observation report is a piece of document that contains comprehensive information about a child. This document can be used as the basis to assess a child’s overall development.   How to Get Started The process involves observing a child, making notes, and putting everything together in a report. In preparation for the … Read more

Constructivism and the Developing Child

Spread the love The theory of constructivism greatly influences the school life of children from a very young age. Most schools rely on this theory to provide each student with a personalized and unique learning experience.  Below, we will discuss everything that there is to know about constructivism and its use in the classroom. We … Read more

What makes us human?

If we want to help children succeed and thrive so that they can reach their full potential, we need to understand their mental, biological, and emotional needs. Join Sean Sanders, Director and Senior Editor for Custom Publishing at Science, as he interviews outstanding researchers in a broad range of fields whose work either directly involves … Read more

Adaptive Behavior Skills for Kids with Special Needs

Spread the love Adaptive behavior is defined as the set of skills that individuals should be able to perform at a certain age. Examples include social skills, cleaning, and personal grooming. Professionals call this life skills social competence, or adaptive behavioral functioning. Children with special needs might be delayed in these areas. Part of the … Read more