An article form Harvard Health titled "Foods Linked to Better Brainpower" gives a simple and fun read that provides helpful information on foods that aide brain development and cognitive decline. Here is a little snip of the article but we ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE REST " Nutritionists emphasize that the most important strategy is to follow a healthy dietary pattern that includes a lot of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Try to get protein from plant sources and fish and chose healthy fats, such as olive oil or canola, rather than saturated fats. "
Click below to visit an awesome website called ASHA which stands for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. ASHA is the national accrediting association for speech-language pathologist and audiologists and has a ton of helpful information. We encourage all to take a look!
For speech/language developmental milestones from birth-5 years of age click the second option titled "How Does Your Child Hear and Talk?" once on the webpage.
According to an article written by Dr. Peter Mundy and Dr. Lisa Newell “several studies support the idea that joint attention reflects mental and behavioral processes that facilitate human learning and development”. Joint attention refers to the ability to share a common reference point and is something that begins to develop in the first year of life, when infants begin to follow their parent’s eye gaze. Joint attention is vital to social success at all ages. Individuals “who cannot follow, initiate, or join with the rapid-fire changes of shared attention in social interactions may be impaired for their capacity for relatedness and relationships” (Mundy, Newell, 2007).
This article is jammed pack with awesome information for everyone to read. WE especially encourage all new parents or soon to be parents to understand the importance of joint attention. Especially in today’s world when kids are interacting with electronics like iPad's, phones, etc.… Limiting screen time and encouraging social play can make a positive impact on the growth of your child.
According to Dr. Eva Selhub a practicing physician, author, and an international expert in stress, resilience, and mind-body medicine states the " field of nutritional psychiatry is finding there are many consequences and correlations between not only what you eat, how you feel, and how you ultimately behave, but also the kinds of bacteria that live in your gut. " Dr. Selhub brings up many good points in her article and we ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE REST.
Check out the first 10 minuets of this awesome video from nutritional expert Shawn Stevenson. Promise its worth the watch!!
Check out this great video with Nutritionist Shawn Stevenson explaining the importance of water!!