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Play Therapy Activities to Help Kids Achieve Greater Self-Regulation

Interventions based in Play Therapy and Mindfulness to understand and improve the world of children

Tracy Turner-Bumberry, LPC, RPT-S, CAS, shares simple, playful and on-point interventions that combines mindfulness, expressive arts and play to help kids achieve greater self-regulation, focus more and stress less.

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Taming the Wild Things

Helping anxious kids and those trying to shield them from feelings of fear, insecurity, uncertainty, or discomfort.

Lynn Lyons, LICSW

Lynn Lyons, LICSW, shares how to override the demanding voice of anxiety.

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PESI Book Club: October 2019

Four children-focused books to add to your reading list.

This month's suggested reads include four products to help improve the well-being of the children in your life.

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Food Refusal? Try Food Exploring!

How to Help Kids Go Beyond Fast Food

Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S, offers helpful tips for feeding therapists and their clients.

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Leslie’s “Go-To” Granola Recipe

A Recipe to Improve Attention & Focus

Dr. Leslie Korn shares a brainpower-promoting recipe from her book, Eat Right, Feel Right.

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Why We Must Think of Children—and our Nervous System—as Trees

Free Self-Regulation and Mindfulness Activity and Worksheets

Varleisha D. Gibbs, Ph.D., OTD, OTR/L

Join Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, as she shares several transformative exercises for children and families challenged by sensory processing disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and various other neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Five lifestyle factors that can help clients make progress faster

How the acronym “SEEDS” can improve emotional stability, cognitive function, and resilience.

Are you missing the big picture? Learn how five simple lifestyle changes can help treat trauma, anxiety, and depression.

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5 Free Resources for Teachers

We're celebrating National Teacher Day by offering teachers FIVE of our best school-and teaching-related worksheets and videos...for FREE!

PESI Team

Access each resource below and feel free to share these free activities with all your teacher friends and family. #ThankATeacher

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Self-Regulation Strategies & Techniques for Children with Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder

Plus Earn 1 Free CE Hour

Join Teresa Garland, occupational therapist, international speaker, and author, as she shares over 35 of her most effective interventions.

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How to Teach a Child with Autism About Personal Space

FREE Video

In this brief video clip, Tara Delaney, MS, OTR/L, describes her easy-to-use method that helps children with autism understand and apply the concept of "personal space," which in turn helps them adapt more easily into social situations.

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