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Enhance Attention & Engagement with 6 Exercises to Combat Screen Fatigue

Movement Sequences to Energize & Restore

Aubrey Schmalle, OTR/L, SIPT

Kids need multisensory experiences in order to stay focused and engaged, yet research shows us that excessive screen time actually interferes with these processes. Aubrey Schmalle, OTR/L, SIPT, provides simple exercises that can be used to help children increase their self-regulation.

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Custom Bike Fit for Cyclists

Learn targeted approaches for comfort versus performance

Milica McDowell, MS, DPT, Paul Herberger, BS, CPT

Poor form while cycling can lead to numbness, back and neck pain, headaches, and more. Learn from industry insiders how to do a bike fit in your own clinic and help your patients prevent these common issues.

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Neuroplasticity through Exercise for Fall Prevention

Download the Ten Principles of Neuroplasticity PDF

Shelly Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT

Strategies to bring the power of the brain into treatment.

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73 DBT Mindfulness Exercises

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Lane Pederson – Mindfulness is a skillset at the heart of DBT. Yet, many therapists struggle teaching mindfulness practices to clients.

Practicing mindfulness skills open doors to acceptance, experience, and connection to yourself and the world.

Download 73 mindfulness exercises you can use with your clients to help them slow down and find peace, contentment, and enjoyment in everyday life.

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The Silly Walk: A Mindfulness Practice for Youth and Teens

Use this exercise with your youth to help them regulate their silliness in a constructive and appropriate way.

Kids don't have an on/off switch... especially those with executive function difficulties, who struggle to regulate their attention, emotions and behaviors.

Watch Dr. Christopher Willard demonstrate a fun mindfulness practice that will help kids identify and activate their different zones of regulation.

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Supercharge Change with Values

The Purposeful Steps Exercise

Living a values-driven life involves getting out of your head and stepping into the world. Help your clients define what their next steps will be with the Purposeful Life activity.

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Developing Body Awareness

The Circle Exercise

The Circle Exercise is a great tool to use when you need a little bit of movement to wake up the mind and body and clear the head. It can be used with all ages, both individually or in a group.

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Let Me Think About That

An exercise to improve executive function

It’s helpful for children to have a strategy to think about an activity or action before they do it. Building “time to reflect” as well as “intent to act” into the thinking process is empowering. This worksheet provides an opportunity for the child to explore the parts of a task, the plan of action to complete the task and the steps to revise their approach in the future.

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Ha Kriya: A breathwork exercise

The leading voice in the children's yoga and mindfulness community, Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RCYT, presents her favorite way to empower the children she works with. This segment will show you how to prepare a child for challenging tasks using our most powerful tool: breath.

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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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