Teachers often ask for suggestions regarding speaking with parents about a child’s challenging behavior. They state they do not feel well received when they try to do this.  Teachers indicate they frequently hear a version of this response from parents, “You are picking on my child/ You do not like my child.” I respond with, “Tell me what you have done prior to this interaction to build a relationshi...

In a previous blog post, it was stated that Sensory Modulation Disorder can be divided into three subcategories, Sensory Over-Responsivity, Sensory Under-Responsivity, and Sensory Craving.  In this, the final blog post regarding Sensory Processing Disorder, the topic of Sensory Craving will be discussed.

A child who is sensory craving, also sometimes referred to as sensory seeking, seems to require muc...

Pre-K 4 SA began it first two series of public Child Development Associate (CDA) classes this fall.  Both sets of classes were very well received and ended up having waiting lists of additional people wanting to attend.

Due to the strong interest in this program, two additional series of classes will be offered beginning in January 2019.  As with the previous classes, registration will be open to indi...

For the past two years Pre-K 4 SA’s Professional Learning Department has provided Child Development Associate (CDA) classes for the employees within the organization.  We are very pleased to announce that for the upcoming school year Preschool CDA classes will be open for registration to individuals who work or live in the City of San Antonio. 

The CDA is a nationally recognized credential administered...

Within Sensory Processing Disorder there are subcategories, with one of these being Sensory Modulation Disorder. This subcategory can be further divided into three additional categories: Sensory Over-Responsivity, Sensory Under-Responsivity, and Sensory Craving. Characteristics of and supports for Sensory Over-Responsivity were discussed in a previous blog post. Today’s post will address one of the mo...

A previous blog post provided a brief overview of sensory processing.  As mentioned in that post, everyone has “sensitivities” to various sensory inputs; it is when these sensitivities become so severe that they interfere with a person’s ability to engage in day to day activities that they are deemed to be a sensory processing disorder. 

This post will begin a discussion that will continue in...

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1st-3rd grade educators worked together to learn engaging ways to develop number sense. Students will develop fact fluency while playing games that use their number sense strategies. By learning their facts in this way, students are not merely memorizing, but rather learning to work with numbers flexibly.  “Low achievers are often low achievers not because they know less but because they don’t use numbers flexibly – they have been set on the wrong path, often from an early age, of trying to memorize methods instead of interacting with numbers flexibly.” Jo Boaler,  Stanford University, 2009

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