When most people hear words such as “learning,” “smart,” or “memory,” they automatically think of the brain. Results from brain research indicate that learning cannot occur without cooperation between the body and the brain. Parents of children on the autism spectrum are already aware of the influence that the sensory environment has on their child’s abilities to participate in academic tasks. Dr. Kari Miller, board certified educational therapist, will share with parents the research that points to the neuro-chemical basis underlying academic behavior and how parents can maintain optimum learning conditions at home and at school. She will discuss the effects on learning of these six factors: Emotions and Stress, Motivation and Inspiration, Social Influences, Movement, the Body’s Natural Rhythms and Preferences and Physical environments.
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