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This capstone project will address the limited literature and provide treatment results on the effective use of mindfulness exercises in pediatric occupational therapy for improved self-regulation. Purpose: This program aims to educate the pediatric clinic on the benefits of mindfulness and to develop mindfulness-based exercises to implement within pediatric occupational therapy sessions for self-regulation treatments. The purpose of the mindfulness exercises was to show efficient, effective, and noninvasive approaches to regulate a child’s emotions and sensory system.
University of St Augustine for Health Sciences
Program development, Pediatric occupational therapy, Mindfulness
Medical Subject Headings
Child, Mindfulness, Occupational therapy, Emotions, Self-control
Occupational Therapy | Pediatrics
Cottone, S., Gutierrez, Z., & O'Hara, K. (2023, October 1). Program Development of Incorporating Mindfulness-Based Practices within Pediatric Occupational Therapy. Poster presented at the Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, University of St Augustine for Health Sciences. Retrieved from https://soar.usa.edu/otdcapstonesfall2023/15