Monthly Archives: January 2014

Video Games – Good, Bad or Both?

Today I hope to summarize some of the good and bad effects of video games according to the latest in research. Yes, video games can be highly rewarding, stimulating and motivating activities.  We know that video games change our brains … Continue reading

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Do You Struggle Getting Your Child To Sleep? Video Games Could be the Culprit.

What can I do to help my child go to sleep at night?  How can I help my child sleep through the night? These are two questions I’ve asked on numerous occasions and are two of the most common questions of … Continue reading

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What’s the ROI on Early Childhood Education?

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” ~ Nelson Mandela. Did you know that at risk children who don’t receive a quality early education are: 25% more likely to drop out of school … Continue reading

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Why Are Children with Disabilities at a Higher Risk for Obesity?

Have you been walking your way to health?  This week is Healthy Weight Week.   Unfortunately, obesity is more prevalent in people with disabilities than people without disabilities.  Obesity rates for children with disabilities are approximately 38% higher than children without disabilities.  … Continue reading

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How Will You Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?

As we look to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. day on Monday, I see how far we have come since the first school where children with disabilities was established in 1817.  Our accomplishments have been many, yet we continue to … Continue reading

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Inclusive Performing Arts – Is It In Your City?

Families attend an autism-friendly performance on April 29, 2012 in this photo released by the Theatre Development Fund. With an increasing number of children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, more organizations are acknowledging the need to offer an adaptive program for … Continue reading

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Creativity is Contagious – Pass It On! ~ Albert Einstein

Did you know that January is International Creativity Month?   Walking through the BNI halls you see expressions of creativity all around – artwork on the walls, students creating angels made of clay, technology everywhere. I am thankful for our faculty … Continue reading

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