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Coping with ADHD & Heightened Emotions

Free printable exercise to use with adolescent & adult clients

Melissa Springstead Cahill, Psy.D.

People with ADHD feel both positive and negative emotions more intensely and frequently, and often for longer periods of time. With this exercise, clients can learn to respond to emotions mindfully, allowing them to better handle difficult situations.

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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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How do we help kids cope with COVID-19 and the new normal that it brings?

FREE Coping Skills for Kids Worksheets!

Janine Halloran, M.A., LMHC

Expert and Author of the Coping Skills for Kids Workbook, Janine Halloran, LMHC, walks us through simple techniques and tips to help kids cope with COVID-19 and the new normal that it brings.

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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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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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Calm & Alert

Yoga and mindfulness practices to teach self-regulation and social skills to children.

Calm and Alert is an innovative approach to teaching self-regulation and social skills to children by utilizing their bodies, minds, and breath through yoga and mindfulness practices. Get started with three basic practices available for FREE here.

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Self-Regulation and Mindfulness

Simple techniques for teaching all ages

Looking for an easy way to teach young clients about self-regulation and mindfulness? Try this simple, short story from my new book, “Self-Regulation and Mindfulness: Over 82 Exercises & Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, & Autism Spectrum Disorder.”

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