Jay Giedd’s research on how the brain develops throughout childhood and puberty shows why teenagers have trouble with planning, organizing, and impulse control. Giedd worked at the National Institute of Mental Health.
Using a Jacob's Ladder to talk about positive and negative self-talk; social skills or to process interactions with others (mean and kind behaviors). Feel free to comment with your ideas of how to use a Jacob's Ladder in therapy session!
Autism Caterpillars are used by schools and other agencies who teach children with Autism. These simple, soft, and darling caterpillars are weighted down with beans and have a sweet, soothing effect on an autistic child.
Make your own Mindful Breathing Wand. Help children to calm down by getting them to focus on their breath and breathing. Teaching young children mindfulness is a lot easier and more fun than one might think.