Do your kids do their schoolwork on a laptop while sitting on a sofa? Unfortunately most sofas are too soft and do not give proper back support while using a laptop. The best tip Y3K Tutor In Your Home has for you is to simply avoid sitting on a couch while using a laptop. Students often get neck and back pain due to long periods of time on their laptops sitting on sofas. Although stores do sell laptop stands specifically to be used on a sofa, they are still not as good for the body as sitting properly on a chair using a desk or table.
Remote Learning: Laptop Meetings and Neck Pain
Putting a laptop on a table or desk when doing a Zoom meeting can cause a student’s neck to protrude forward and downward to see the screen. The goal is to not slouch to look at the screen. The easy solution is to put some boxes on the table or desk and then put the laptop on the boxes. Align the screen so that your child’s eyes are looking straight at the upper 1/3 of the screen.
Does your student do their laptop schoolwork while sitting on a sofa? Next time we will take a closer look at how safe that position is for the neck and back.
Remote Learning: Do It Yourself Laptop Neck Pain Fix
Do your kids have neck and back pain from remote learning because their laptops are too low? Here is a great way to make your own laptop stand easily while saving money. All you have to do is get an empty 3 ring binder and put the laptop on it so keyboard is slanted downward and the screen is raised on top of the rings. The larger the rings, the better it is to put less stress on your child’s neck without compromising their hand typing position.
What should your student do when using a laptop in a Zoom meeting to not put stress on the upper back and neck? Check back here soon for the easy solution.
Remote Learning: Laptop Ergonomics
There two simple ways you can keep your students pain-free and in the right position while they are learning remotely using their laptops. The first method of maintaining proper screen height so your child will not strain their neck can be found in box stores and online. Proper back and neck ergonomics can be achieved with a laptop stand. A laptop stand will raise the screen to eye level so your child won’t need to slouch their neck. You can easily buy one wherever you find computer accessories.
Did you know that you could also make your own laptop stand at home using common household items, to keep your kids safe and pain-free? Look for our next post on the second method as we show you the how to make one easily while saving money.
Remote Learning: Laptop Neck Strain
Using a laptop can put strain on a child’s neck and upper back when the screen is too low. A laptop is designed so the screen is close to the keyboard forcing the head to be tilted downward and slouching the back. This position can cause their neck to be flexed forward. This not only puts stress on their neck, but also the upper back muscles and joints as well.
There are some easy methods your child can do at home to decrease the stress on their body from frequently using their laptop. Our goal is to raise the screen height so your child doesn’t strain their neck. This can be achieved two different ways and both are easy to do.
Check back here next time for the simple ways you can help your students be pain-free while learning remotely on a laptop.
Remote Learning: Neck and Back Pain
Are your children doing any remote learning this year? Many kids use a laptop computer in positions that may feel comfortable at the moment but are doing damage in the long run. Many students are suffering from neck and back pain due to long periods of time on their laptops sitting in unhealthy positions. Due to poor ergonomics, students are getting neck and upper back pain, which often includes pain into the shoulders as well.
Next time we will share some ergonomic suggestions to keep your kids pain-free while working remotely from home.
IEP Fact You Need to Know #1
Once a student is deemed eligible for special education services, the specialized instruction will begin as soon as the parent signs the IEP.
Coronavirus Social Distancing
Now that schools are closed and a number of employees are working from home amid the coronavirus outbreak, people need to practice the concept of social distancing. It is the only thing that is going to immediately address the situation that we’re experiencing here in the United States. Y3K Tutor In Your Home asks all families to help flatten the curve. This means to spread out the impact of the virus over time instead of allowing it to spike as we’ve seen in Italy, for example, where the number of confirmed cases increased rapidly. A spike could overwhelm our health care system, even here in the United States.
Unfortunately there can be no play dates for your children, because you don’t know what the other child has been exposed to and might be bringing into your house, where it could be passed on. Avoid large public gatherings or venues where many people congregate such as malls. Social distancing is a way to protect yourself from contagious diseases, including the flu, the common cold or coronavirus (COVID-19). It involves maintaining at least a six-foot distance from other people, getting away from anyone who’s coughing or sneezing, avoiding shaking hands and using technology to meet instead of meeting in person when possible. As a nation we can work together and get it done!
Settle Questions Freely
Students are apt to settle a question rightly when it is discussed freely. Unfortunately in today’s political climate, this rarely happens.
Executive Function Success #5: Visual
Sometimes students with executive function issues respond well to visual cues. Use images rather than words. Pictures and colors work great.
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