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Self-Regulation and Mindfulness: Over 82 Exercises & Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, & Autism Spectrum Disorder



Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, has created a unique, evidence-based resource for helping children who have trouble self-regulating, staying focused, managing their senses and controlling their emotions.

Based on the latest research in neuroscience, Self-Regulation & Mindfulness provides highly practical, kid friendly lessons to teach therapists, parents, educators and children about their brain and body, so they can build the needed skills to self-regulate.

  • Hands-on activities
  • Step-by-step exercises
  • Coloring pages and worksheets

Clear, concise and fun activities to address your children's arousal, attention, and social participation:

  • Touch and Heavy Work
  • Hydration and Oral Motor Activities
  • Metronome, Timing and Sequencing Exercises
  • Right and Left Brain Integration Methods
  • Patterns and Repetition Recognition
  • Vision and Sound Skills
  • Movement Coordination
  • Inhibition Techniques


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Author:
Varleisha D. Gibbs
Copyright:
2017
Publication Date:
28 Sep, 2017
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Product Code:
PUB085000
ISBN13:
9781683730620
Format:
Paperback
Number of Pages:
200
Media Type:
Books
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Varleisha D. Gibbs's Profile

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PhD, OTD, OTR/L


Varleisha D. Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist and author with 17 years of experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing disorders and Neurological disorders. Dr. Gibbs is the Scientific Programs Officer for the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. She is the inaugural chair and director of the master’s programs in occupational therapy and full time associate professor at Wesley College in Dover, DE. Prior to joining Wesley, she worked at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA, where she served as the director of the doctoral programs in occupational therapy.

Dr. Gibbs is steadfast and an expert in the field of neurology, cognition, and pediatric therapeutic intervention. She continues to lecture, and provide training, on sensory processing strategies and self-regulation to practitioners, parents, and teachers throughout the country and internationally. Dr. Gibbs is the developer of the Self-Regulation and Mindfulness program, and her new book, Self-Regulation and Mindfulness: Exercises and Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder, was published in 2017 (PESI Publishing & Media). As co-author of Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders, she has provided families with strategies to understand and care for their children.

In 2003, Dr. Gibbs founded Universal Progressive Therapy, Inc., a company that provides interdisciplinary and quality therapeutic services to families. As founding president, she provided treatment interventions and education in the areas of sensory integration, autism as well as family-centered care. Dr. Gibbs co-authored the publication, “Family-Centered Occupational Therapy and Telerehabilitation for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders”, found in the journal of Occupational Therapy in Healthcare. She received her PhD at Seton Hall University with a dissertation focusing on the Autism Spectrum diagnosis. Dr. Gibbs earned her doctorate in occupational therapy at Thomas Jefferson University.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Varleisha Gibbs is the founder/ president of Universal Progressive Therapy, Inc. She is a faculty member at the University of the Sciences Philadelphia and receives compensation. She is a speaker who receives an honorarium for PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Dr. Varleisha Gibbs has been published in a peer-reviewed journal Occupational Therapy and Healthcare.


Endorsements


"I love this book. Dr. Gibbs used the latest research to put together programs for your children with Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD and autism. The exercises are simple to do, the text is clear and well illustrated, and the relevant theory behind each program is explained in simple terms. This is a must-have for your practice or classroom!"

-Teresa Garland, OTR, is an occupational therapist, trainer, and author of Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies and Hands-On Activities for Children with Autism & Sensory Disorders

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