Challenging Times Call for Co-Regulation
By: Debbie Spangler, M.S. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” These words continue to hold truth and meaning, especially during these complex and challenging times. Over the past 9 months, our world has been upended by COVID-19.
Yoga and Meditation for Children with Special Needs: Benefits and Tips
By: Clarissa Cota, MA My yoga and meditation journey started after a lower back injury sustained in a car accident. Little did I know that doing yoga was going to change my life and lead me to become a yoga instructor in the special needs community. As I began to practice…
Navigating Intense Emotions
By: Melinda S. Martinez, MA, LMFT As if life wasn’t complex enough to navigate, 2020 has thrown us into a tailspin with one unknown after another. These certainly are unprecedented times. It’s no wonder our emotions feel so amplified and agitated, while our ability to cope feels diminished.
A Paradigm Shift: Remote Learning Drives Positive Behavior Changes in Clients with Developmental Disabilities
By: Esther Arnold, MA The COVID crisis has forced everyone to modify their way of life, for better or for worse. To my surprise I have seen unexpected changes in my clients’ behaviors during their remote learning sessions. Think of a student, who does not have any means of communication to express their feelings…