Self Regulation and Executive Functioning Skills

Executive functioning refers to higher level thinking, that allows children to successfully organize, sequence, and accomplish every day tasks. It is a combination of 8 skills (working memory, flexibility, self control, impulse control, self-monitoring, planning and prioritizing, task initiation, and organization) controlled and managed by the frontal lobe portion of the brain. Children are not born … Continue reading Self Regulation and Executive Functioning Skills

Picky Eaters Vs. Problem Feeders

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) affects up to 16% of school aged children in the United States (Zelman, 2014). SPD occurs when an individuals brain is unable to process sensory inputs (touch, sight, smell, sound, movement, taste, body awareness, muscle contraction, etc.) properly and may register as hyper or hypo responsiveness (over or under responsive). It … Continue reading Picky Eaters Vs. Problem Feeders