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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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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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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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Literacy into Therapy Plan

FREE Fun with Literacy Worksheets!

Karen Thatcher, EdD, CCC-SLP,

Karen Thatcher – Children with learning disabilities require more exposure to a literacy rich environment and opportunities in order to begin developing a foundation for literacy.

As providers, we not only affect a child’s current development, we also have the ability to shape a child’s future academic and social success. And it doesn’t have to be hard to incorporate literacy into therapy goals, and here’s how…

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Melt the Grumpy

A Self-Regulation Activity

Barbara Neiman, OTR

"Melt the Grumpy" is a somatic activity to help shift your emotional state with physical movement, breathing and imagery.

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The Parts of a Task Game

A Thinking Activity for Better Executive Function

Lynne Kenney, PsyD.

While there are many age-appropriate ways to help children enhance components of executive function and thinking skills, The Parts of a Task Game may be one of my favorite activities. Watch my short video and download the free worksheet in my blog. -Lynne Kenney, Psy.D

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NEW Classroom Activities

Lynne Kenney, PsyD.

Dr. Lynne Kenney recently released 2 practical programs introducing research-based activities from her most recent works Bloom Your Room and 70 Play Activities To Enhance Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning and Behavior. Discover simple activities to enhance competence, confidence, communication and collaboration. Get ahead of misbehavior by teaching with the brain in mind!

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