The Zone'in Child Development Series
Newsletter for Teachers, Parents and Therapists
March
2008
Zone'in LogoThe Zone'in Child Development Series Newsletter is designed to assist teachers, parents and therapists in understanding how to help children who experience learning difficulties.
Inner Drive Directive

VidoegamesToday's virtual world of technology has damaged normal child development, resulting in impaired sensory, motor and attachment systems.  We see sedentary and sensory deprived childen, without imagination or ability to initiate creative play.  We see children who have lost their sense of Inner Drive.
Printing Basics Guide

As printing is the foundation for all literacy, we need to teach it. A child who has poor letter formation also has poor letter recognition, impacting reading.  Inconsistent teaching methods, and lack of printing evaluation tools, have resulted in a reduction in teaching time for printing, causing performance difficulties in all subject areas.

Check out our Printing Basics Guide.
ADHD or SPD?

Film clip from Colorado Channel 10 news regarding Sensory Processing Disorder often midiagnosed as ADHD.

http://cbs4denver.com/video/?id=39262@kcnc.dayport.com&cid=40
Play Improves Self Regulation

"Old-Fashioned Play Builds Serious Skills"
New Workshops
Harnessing Energy
Back to Basics

Mixed Signals

A Cracked Foundation

Diminishing Returns

Corporate Atrophy


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Cris Rowan
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Cris Rowan is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, author, speaker and champion of easing the job of learning for all children.
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