This past January, I was presented the opportunity to teach a series of courses and workshops in Israel. It initially began when two therapists called me and asked if I was going to Israel any time … [Read more...] about My Wonderful Whirlwind of Experiences while Teaching in Israel
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You are a parent who is also a teacher, child psychologist, pediatric social worker, therapist, or other type of pediatric expert. You've studied, trained and have done successful work with … [Read more...] about The Child Expert’s Secret
Miriam talks about The Parent-Child Dance: A Guide to Help You Understand and Shape Your Child's Behavior in this musical book trailer. … [Read more...] about Video: The Parent-Child Dance Book Trailer 2
In this video, Miriam Manela talks about Andy, a client who couldn't sit still and also had problems expressing himself, especially when he was feeling strong emotions. Miriam discusses the … [Read more...] about Andy Just Couldn’t Sit Still…Even In The Classroom
At 7:40 this morning (EST) on JM in the AM, Radio 91.1 FM (NY/NJ), 90.1 (Catskills), 91.9 (Rockland County), Miriam Manela will be interviewed by Nachum Segal. She'll speak about Behavioral … [Read more...] about Interview & My Integrative Approach To Behavioral Challenges
As a mother and occupational therapist, I have found aromatherapy to be an easy and surprisingly effective way to treat some symptoms of sensory processing disorders (SPD) including autism. It is … [Read more...] about Aromatherapy and Children
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) defines an occupational therapist as a trained professional who develops “customized treatment programs to improve one's ability to perform daily … [Read more...] about What Do Occupational Therapists Do?