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    Understanding the Warning Signs of Dyscalculia

    Last updated 1 year ago

    It’s not uncommon for many children to struggle with mathematics. However, if your child seems to be having an even harder time than usual, you may wish to consider scheduling an evaluation with a learning and behavioral expert. A learning and behavioral expert may detect signs of dyscalculia, which is a type of learning disorder involving difficulties with math.

    Warning Signs In Young Children

    The warning signs of dyscalculia and other learning disorders can vary, and each child is unique. However, learning and behavioral experts often find that young children with dyscalculia have difficulty learning how to count and memorizing numbers. They may have trouble understanding the concrete meaning of an abstract number; for example, that the numeral two can refer to possessing two books. Additionally, young children may have sequencing issues and difficulty recognizing numbers that are printed.

    Warning Signs In School-Aged Children

    As your child grows and enters school, the warning signs may become more noticeable. Your child’s teacher may notice that he has trouble with measurements, strategy games, and math problem solving. Your child might have a poor understanding of mathematics vocabulary and he might have trouble learning math functions, such as multiplication and division.

    Warning Signs In Teens

    Without help from a learning and behavioral expert, children will continue to experience problems related to dyscalculia in the teen years. They may struggle with mathematical concepts, have difficulty with the abstract idea of time, and find mental math difficult. Teenagers may also experience difficulties with practical applications of mathematical skills, such as balancing a budget and estimating costs.

    If your child struggles with dyscalculia, another type of learning disorder, or behavioral issues associated with ADHD, schedule an assessment at The Brain Balance Achievement Center. The Brain Balance Program is a unique, drug-free approach that can help your child reach his full potential! You can reach our location in Henderson, near Las Vegas, by calling (702) 778-9500.

    Helping Your Kids Understand a Sibling's ADHD

    Last updated 1 year ago

    There are many challenges that can arise with parenting a youngster with ADHD. It’s common for parents to devote more time to the child with ADHD simply because he requires more attention and help. However, if you have more than one child, this can create negative feelings among the siblings. As a parent, you can encourage household harmony and improve sibling relations by facilitating open conversations about ADHD. Help the siblings understand what it means to have ADHD and encourage all of your kids to participate in shared activities.

    Have an Age-Appropriate Conversation

    Due to the increasing prevalence of ADHD, many more adults these days have a basic understanding of the symptoms. However, kids often struggle to understand what ADHD means. Tailor your conversation with the siblings to suit the children’s ages. Young children can benefit from hearing about the disorder in concrete terms. For example, rather than telling the sibling that “Joey has trouble with impulsivity,” say, “Joey often interrupts others.” If your child is working with a behavioral expert, tell the sibling that he is working to overcome these problems, but that the sibling might need to have a little patience with him.

    Read Books about ADHD

    Head to the local library and check out age-appropriate picture books or easy readers about ADHD. Read them together with the sibling and discuss ways in which the characters are similar to the child with ADHD.

    Encourage Sibling Togetherness

    Encourage all of your children to participate in shared activities to strengthen sibling bonds. Your kids might enjoy signing up for a team sport together, for example, or enrolling in an arts and crafts class. Doing so can build trust among siblings and help them understand ADHD symptoms a little better.

    After coming through the Brain Balance Program, many children with ADHD experience significantly improved attentiveness and focus, which facilitates academic and personal achievements. For more information about the drug-free, whole-child approach available at The Brain Balance Achievement Center, call (702) 778-9500. Parents in the Las Vegas area can visit our location in Henderson to meet with a child learning and behavioral expert.



    Examining the Link Between ADHD and Creativity

    Last updated 1 year ago

    The symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) typically involve being easily distracted, being hyperactive, and behaving impulsively. These behavioral issues often lead to problems in the classroom. Parents of kids with ADHD can help these children improve their self-esteem and understand their full potential by praising the things they do well, such as creative assignments.

    As you’ll learn by watching this video, a new study suggests that children with ADHD may possess greater creativity because an unfocused mind may allow for certain associations. Watch this video to learn more about the study and to hear from a few children about their symptoms.

    The behavioral experts at The Brain Balance Achievement Center of Henderson believe that every child can overcome the obstacles associated with ADHD to achieve academic success. If you live in the Las Vegas area and would like to schedule an assessment for your child, call (702) 778-9500.

    How Brain Balance Can Help Control ADHD Symptoms

    Last updated 1 year ago

    If your youngster has ADHD, he may have behavioral issues such as difficulty paying attention in class, following your directions, and sitting still in his chair. Kids with ADHD certainly don’t intend to misbehave; their brains are simply wired differently. The Brain Balance Program is designed to retrain the brain to help students with ADHD reach their full potential.

    Brain Retraining

    The Brain Balance Program is based on clinically proven research that explores the underlying causes of behavioral and developmental disorders such as ADHD. Numerous studies have found that in children with these challenges, one hemisphere of the brain develops at a different rate than the other and the two hemispheres fail to communicate typically. One such study was published in Frontiers in Public Health. These researchers found that the sub-cortical and cortical regions of the brain in children with ADHD displayed underactivity in electrical impulse transmission. That same study revealed remarkable improvements when the children came through a program designed to strengthen the right hemisphere of the brain, which had been underactive. Restoring connectivity of the brain is precisely what the Brain Balance Program does for children.

    Family Empowerment

    Of course, using scientifically proven techniques isn’t the only way Brain Balance helps children with ADHD control their symptoms. The experts in The Brain Balance Achievement Centers understand the issues families face, and emphasize the importance of parent education and family empowerment. Children overcome their struggles and grow in self-esteem when the entire family is working toward a solution. Our program will help you and your child learn valuable tools to control symptoms. The significantly reduced stress and frustration for your family is an added bonus!

    The learning and behavioral experts of The Brain Balance Achievement Center in Henderson invite parents to learn more about our unique, drug-free approach to resolving ADHD. We believe in empowering the whole family as well as the child. To schedule an assessment, call us today at (702) 778-9500.

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