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100 Powerful Learning Specialist and Educational Therapy Materials

This week I wanted to tell you about my online store, Good Sensory Learning. I’m Dr. Erica Warren, and I established this site so I could share all the materials that I have created over the last 20+ years as a learning specialist and educational therapist. When I first began my private practice, Learning to Learn, I had great difficulty finding fun and multisensory materials for my students that were effective and engaging. So back in 2005, I made it my mission to design and distribute high-end, remedial products as well as memorable, motivating lessons that bring delight to learning. If you would like to try a free sampling of my activities , CLICK HERE . How Are the Products Organized at Good Sensory Learning? You can download my Free Printable Catalog or you can browse the site using the grey “search all products” bar in the top right of any page with keywords such as dyslexia, working memory, and executive functioning. What’s more, drop down menus in the red banner allow you t

Natural Strategies that Can Help Students Academic Abilities and Behaviors

More and more children are being medicated for school based problems related to attention and learning issues, and families are concerned about the short term and long term effects. In addition, most caregivers don’t want to mask the presenting symptoms. Instead, they want to get to the root cause of the problem. 
What are Some Possible Causes that can be Addressed Naturally?

There are three possible causes that can addressed without medications. First, there are increasing amounts of toxins and unhealthy, synthesized substances in our environment that have impacted our food chain and water supplies. For instance, toxic levels of mercury are often reported in many types of fish and professionals are continually warning us about the dangers of pesticides and genetically modified foods. Second, many available foods contain preservatives, additives and other chemicals that can negatively impact on our bodies and brains. A common additive, monosodium glutamate or MSG, is used by restaurants to make patrons feel full. However, this substance can also cause headaches, intestinal distress and other unpleasant symptoms. Third, in our fast paced society, many kids do not have a well balanced diet and therefore struggle with nutritional deficiencies. An imbalanced diet can impact physical development, organs, and because the blood feeds the brain, poor nutrition can affect cognition.

What are Some Common Symptoms that Indicate Nutritional Deficiencies?
1. Rough dry skin
2. Cracked lips
3. Dry or dull hair
4. Pasty skin
5. Excessive thirst

What are Some Common Symptoms that Indicate Toxins are Present in the Body?
1. Rashes
2. Irritability
3. Intestinal issues
4. Mental fog
5. Inflammatory conditions
6. Head aches
7. Sinus problems
8. Difficulty sleeping

What Can We Do?
1. Use natural cleaning products without synthesized agents and heavy perfumes.
2. Clean your house with hot steam instead of chemicals.
3. Drink plenty of clean water.
4. Eat organic produce and meat.
5. Eat detoxifying foods, like fruits and vegetables.
6. Take a high grade fish oil supplement. Here is a great video on the benefits of fish oil
7. Take high quality vitamins.
8. Avoid processed foods – particularly white flour and sugar.
9. Exercise your body 3-5 times a week.
10. Allow your body to have some down time.

I hope you found this helpful! I would love to hear your thoughts.

Cheers, Dr. Erica Warren
Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator, and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning and Dyslexia Materials. She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Learning Specialist Courses.

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