Lorraine Driscoll

Primitive Reflexes and How it can Impact Attention and Learning

Primitive Reflexes and How it can Impact Attention and Learning

In a previous article, I explained how an infant’s brain develops through movement. If certain reflexes don’t disappear within the first year of life, they can inhibit the development of higher brain levels and therefore interfere with learning, behaviour, sensory processing, and motor skills. Common signs of retained primitive reflexes are: -Poor balance, coordination, fine […]

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Three Tips for Back-To-School Success!

Three Tips for Back-To-School Success!

Back-to-school can be a welcome change with the return to a schedule but for children with learning and behaviour difficulties, it can present changes that both parents and kids dread. Minimize the stresses of back-to-school by ensuring your child’s brain is being optimally nourished and supported. This may help to create resilience and set them […]

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Lorraine Driscoll writes How Balance & Core Muscles Can Impact ADHD

Lorraine Driscoll writes How Balance & Core Muscles Can Impact ADHD

With back-to-school around the corner, I am getting plenty of parents contacting me because they are dreading calls from school about their child’s behaviour. Last time I explained how a weak vestibular system and core muscles can impact reading ability. Research has also found that it also plays a significant role in ADHD. When core […]

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6 Ways to Develop Auditory Memory

In previous articles, I explained how poor working memory can affect learning, attention and reading comprehension. Some children simply have a weak working memory because of undeveloped lower brain levels or because it is not practiced. Memorization exercises are the starting point in developing a strong working memory. This week I will explain how you […]

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Lorraine Driscoll examines Reading Comprehension Difficulties

Lorraine Driscoll examines Reading Comprehension Difficulties

Here is the latest column by Lorraine Driscoll: In my last article, I wrote about how poor working memory affects learning disabilities. Poor working memory can have a significant impact on the ability to decode and comprehend written text. Up to 70% of students with learning disabilities in reading score ‘very low’ on working memory. […]

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