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3 Meditative Techniques for Self-Regulation

Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L

With the help of children with and without autism, award-winning author and self-regulation expert Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L, has created a collection of interventions that can be used to help any child get calm and stay calm. Here are some fun methods to help achieve calm attention.

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The Vocabulary of Reading

Lynne Kenney, PsyD.

No one can ever prepare a parent for the confusion that comes when their child appears to learn in a different way from other children. And sometimes, we forget that parents of our students may also be struggling to understand how to help their child. Read more and download a helpful worksheet for parents: The Vocabulary of Reading.

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3 Specific Rules for Managing ADHD

Russell Barkley, Ph.D.

The CDC reports that 6.4 million children in the United States have been diagnosed with ADHD. As the prevalence of the diagnosis continues to rise, it's important to have tools and strategies at the ready for managing ADHD in school.

Here are three classroom rules that are easy to implement and follow...

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Bessel van der Kolk's Trauma Treatment Discovery

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For 40 years, as both a researcher and a clinician, Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., has studied those living with trauma. Among them were soldiers, torture victims, child abuse survivors, and many others. What has he determined after years of research?

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Integrating Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex: An exercise for children with learning disabilities

Kathy Johnson, MS Ed.

Do you work with clients struggling with learning disabilities? It could be from a retained reflex.

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Does Sugar Mimic or Increase ADHD Symptoms?

Debra Burdick, LCSWR, BCN

Have a cranky, irritable, and unmotivated child or teen that cannot concentrate well? Perhaps sugar-loaded foods are to blame!

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5 Tips for Public Speaking with a Stutter

Marilee Fini, MA, CCC-SLP

If you were to ask someone what they’re afraid of, you’re likely to hear some common answers: spiders, snakes, heights, and public speaking. But for those who stutter, the fear of public speaking can be amplified by their anxiety about stuttering. Get 5 tips for helping your client get more comfortable with public speaking.

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Overcoming the Impossible with the Phone

Marilee Fini, MA, CCC-SLP

For a person who stutters, talking on the phone can be a particularly challenging situation. Get tips, and download the free worksheet to use with your clients who stutter and struggle with the phone.

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Nurturing the Mind, Body and Soul of Those Who Stutter

Marilee Fini, MA, CCC-SLP

Marilee Fini, MA, CCC-SLP, sheds a unique light on the subject of stuttering since she has spent most of her life dealing with her own stuttering. Throughout her journey, she has faced many situations which she deemed as “IMPOSSIBLE” but was able to overcome them through hard work, dedication and faith.

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The Timing Therapy Exercise Every Therapist Needs

Give us four minutes, and we'll show you how you can see up to 30% gains in the executive-function skills of your clients with ADHD.

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