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Child Development and Learning Care Notes

  • Mind and heart, learning and loving, together - a child's spirit grows.
  • Cherish what you've learned; embrace what you are learning; create opportunities to learn more.
  • Development involves influences of both nature and nurture.
  • The brain grows at an amazing rate during early childhood development.
  • "Exercising" the brain daily makes new connections and increases in intelligence.
  • Learning and relearning can take place at any age
  • Early age development, a time of surplus of brain connections, dramatically influences the rest of our lives.
  • Learning necessitates the working relationship of multiple brain areas.
  • Learning involves functions of attention, speech, language, memory, executive function, sensory, motor and mood.
  • In all cultures, the brain and environment work together to develop a child's potential.
  • Early intervention and prevention reflects wisdom.
  • Families and communities play a vital role in learning and brain development.
  • Teaching must embrace both mind and heart.
  • It is important to teach empathy, caring and respect of others, as well as reading, writing and arithmetic.
  • Sensations begin development in utero.
  • Stress affects brain development and learning.
  • Optimal learning requires relaxed alertness.
  • Positive self-esteem increases development of self.
  • Relate to your Child in a multisensory fashion.  Every sound touch, sight, taste, smell, makes a brain behavior connection.
  • Positive multisensory influences increase intelligence.
  • The brain has had hundred millions of years to form into what it is today.
  • We can see the brain development in utero at 3 weeks after conception when the embryo is only approximately 3 mm long.
  • The average brain weighs approximately 3 pounds.
  • The brain consists of millions of cells each connecting with tens of thousands of others through electrical-chemical impulses resulting in trillions of connections.
  • Brain connections allow us to learn, adapt to the environment and control the workings of our bodies.
  • Brain connections decrease after the first few years of life, although the brain continues to respond to experience and develops connections throughout life.
  • Increased knowledge of brain development dramatically influences family life, education,  and public policy.
  • Acquired illness, trauma, neglect, substance abuse, environmental toxins, poverty, etc., can all impede brain development and learning.
  • As children we learn by repetition and recollection.  As we grow, we learn by reflection-active thinking.
  • External speech becomes internal speech, which guides our behaviors and learning.
  • Learning of mind and heart develops healthy people.
  • There are multiple kinds of minds and multiple learning styles.
  • Healthy nutrition is necessary for healthy development.  Food sensitivities can affect learning.
  • We are all born to win.
  • Movement is our first language.
  • In early childhood sensory systems integrate so as to influence further learning.
  • Emotional well being affects global well being and health.
  • The brain is the only organ in the human system that learns.
  • Children are not lazy: if a child has difficulty with a task, ask if the child has the necessary ability to do the task.
  • Learning is a major health issue.
  • The brain can change beyond genes, illness and injury.
  • Children can develop their potential to thrive with health and well-being. Keep map page, but add picture of office.

Pediatric Neuropsychology Diagnostic Center
Century Medical Park
16001 S. 108th Ave., Ste. B
Orland Park, IL  60467
708-403-9000
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"Do you train for passing tests or do you train for creative inquiry?"
- Noam Chomsky

Cherish What You Have Learned - Embrace What You Are Learning - Create Opportunities to Learn More