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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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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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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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Don’t Struggle with Destructive Behavior in Clients

FREE Video & Behavior Analysis Worksheet

Lane Pederson – International trainer and author shares his FREE Behavior Analysis in a video demonstration and worksheet download to show you how you can engage your clients, how you can help them understand what's behind these behaviors, and more importantly, how you can use this awareness to help them to change.

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Slumber Smoothie Recipe

Get your therapeutic goals back on track with this FREE Recipe

Leslie Korn – When our clients aren’t sleeping well at night, it can slow or even halt the therapeutic progress. But there are safe natural and holistic approaches we can use with our clients to help get our goals back on track.Help your clients sleep throughout the night with the Cherry Smoothie Slumber recipe.

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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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Understanding and Integrating Ritual in your Practice

3 FREE Multicultural Worksheets

Leslie Korn – Whether cultural rituals are therapeutic or harmful depends on the individual, the setting, and their purpose. It’s important to have a solid understanding of cultural rituals so we can effectively integrate their healing ability in our practices. And the best place to start is by considering our own relationship to rituals.

Download these 3 multicultural worksheets to take the first step toward multicultural awareness and competency in your practice.

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