*Early Intervention Posts

Do Motor Skills Affect Student Achievement?

Do Motor Skills Affect Student Achievement?

In the 21st century, motor skills aren’t always as developed as they should be before kids enter kindergarten. A child’s life today typically involves more time being plugged in than being outside playing - jump-roping, hopscotch, kick the can, etc. Kids are learning...

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Importance of Numeracy Screening Part 2: Conservation

Importance of Numeracy Screening Part 2: Conservation

Think about the idea of number quantity and the ten frame and compare it to phonemic awareness and words – we want students to achieve literacy in both areas. Students  must be able to play with these things, changing them in their heads in a way that makes sense.

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Importance of Numeracy Screening

Importance of Numeracy Screening

Since many of their students haven’t been in any kind of Pre K program, Kindergarten teachers are left wondering about the background of their students in the areas of reading and math, specifically numeracy development.

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Before Inside Out: Developing a Foundation of Visualization and Visual Memory

Before Inside Out: Developing a Foundation of Visualization and Visual Memory

What happens if students can’t even visualize the word, let alone spell it inside out? We live in a “plugged in” culture, where students spend extended periods of time consuming visual images. This severely limits their visual memory or their ability to access and recall images and real-life situations that happened to them.

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