Well-Being and Learning
At Hils we work with the whole child to support academic progress. We understand how a child’s well-being affects developmental, cognitive and behavioral outcomes that will in turn impact quality of life. When it comes to child development, every child is unique. We have witnessed amazing transformation when all the pieces fall into place.
Some building blocks of well-being are:
Nutrition: Nutrition affects learning, and every child has their own genetic composition and unique nutritional needs.
Sleep: Sleep is important, as the body, especially the brain, benefits from sleep. Digital devices can interfere with sleep and this may affect the development of our children.
Hearing: Some children whose hearing may appear typical could actually be experiencing hearing difficulties. For example, they may be unable to screen out background noises and this can have a major impact on learning.
Vision: 20-20 vision is not the whole story. The functioning of the eyes, tracking and convergence can affect academic performance.
These contribute to the well-being of every individual.
Difficulties in any of these areas may result in anxiety, depression, erratic behavior and/or stress, lack of emotional regulation, attention and memory difficulties, which in turn may affect confidence, self-esteem and learning.