5 Mindful, Trauma-Informed Tools to Increase Peace and Improve Behavior in the Classroom

Recent media events and research have been highlighting the need for educators to become more aware of the prevalence of trauma in the lives of the children we serve. As the ACE’s study has revealed, the rates of trauma and causes of trauma are expansive. They not only impact the child’s life now, in the […]

Yoga and Mindfulness for Students with Autism – No Mats Required

The study began in 2014 as part of a student’s doctoral project at Touro College, School of Health Sciences, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.  After a lengthy process of obtaining approvals, the research began. Research Design The research study was an experimental, pre-test/post-test control group design.   Subjects were students with a diagnosis of autism, […]

The Power of Unconditional Love

I recently read an article about the research that is being conducted to better understand the relationship between animals and individuals on the autistic spectrum.  In this article, children between the ages of 5-13 where given pet guinea pigs to hold while in the presence of other adults.  The findings were quite remarkable. “They found […]