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Palmar Grasp – Get a Grip: Understand and Recognize the Influence of Palmar Grasp, Persistence and Integration Treatments

The challenges of obligatory palmar grasp are significant to learning, coordination and development. That’s why Karen Pryor, Ph.D., PT, DPT, is sharing evaluation techniques and treatments so you can confidently improve your patient’s fine motor skills.”

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Build Rapport & Cultural Competency

FREE Multicultural Worksheet for Clinicians

By Lambers Fisher – When you have a clear understanding of how your own cultural identity and experiences have shaped your beliefs, you can begin to explore the ways you may be effectively or ineffectively treating your clients.

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In This Together!

During these challenging times, I hear “everything has changed.” But is that really true? (Activity and free worksheet)

While it may feel like our new normal is nothing like the old, we need to recognize the silver linings this time has brought forth. This blog, activity and free worksheets helps us realize the importance of reaching out to others and celebrates our feelings of accomplishment when we are able to help someone else.

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Taking Care of You!

Helping Yourself and Your Clients Practice Self-Care (ideas and free worksheet)

If you’ve been helping clients adapt to their new schedules and integrate healthy ways to manage daily stress, you know how important it is for all of us to make time to support our own mental health. Self-care is a majority priority right now so that we can make our feelings, and responses to stress more manageable. Here are some ideas and a free worksheet from the Trauma-Informed Social-Emotional Toolbox for Children & Adolescents—but also works for adults!

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Working with Teens Without Nagging

Help is here...

Tired of ‘nagging’ without success? Dr. SharonSaline provides tips for disarming pushback and negativity.

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10 Rules for Managing ADHD in School

Plus 80 recommendations in an exclusive CE video & Worksheet...

Children and teens with ADHD have serious deficits in their executive functioning and self-regulation which can interfere with pursuing goals or contemplating multiple solutions. In dealing with these deficits, here are 10 specific rules to managing children and teens with ADHD in school.

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Managing Screen Time in a Digital World

Develop habits that will help your young clients succeed in a digital generation

The increased use of screens is impacting social skills, human interaction, and compromising neurosensory development. That’s why Aubrey Schmalle, OTR/L, SIPT wants to help you develop habits that will help your young clients succeed in a digital world.

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5 Ways to Help Children with Coronavirus Anxiety

Are the children in your life noticing your increasing tension?

While we can’t eliminate the transmission of our own anxiety to the children in our lives, we can mitigate the impact in some significant ways. Here’s how.

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How to Talk About Feelings with Kids

Watch the Balloon Metaphor Demonstration

We keep holding onto the feelings and eventually we're going to pop. Instead, let's let it out little by little.

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Dr. Bessel van der Kolk on Interoception & Yoga

Effective Trauma Treatment

It’s frustrating when your client gets stuck — overwhelmed by fear, shame, helplessness...Here’s one solution that’s extremely effective in moving therapy forward.

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