Annie Fox of the Middle School Confidential Series, if you are not familiar with her work you need to check out her books and apps that help tweens and teens deal with difficult situations. Angela Moorad was part of the discussion as well as Jo and Jackie, our two favorite TWA app reviewers! Angela is a Speech-Language Pathologists and has put together inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities, she shared this wonderful compilation of resources for social & emotional learning with us at the end of our chat and was kind enough to give us permission to share. Enjoy! Research Roundup by Angela Moorad of OMazing Kids This page is dedicated to sharing research & articles relating to kids wellness, including yoga, with a focus on Autism and other special needs. Articles are listed in order of publication dates with most recent publications listed first. When available, I am sharing links to full research articles rather than just the “abstract”. Advocates and practitioners are cautioned not to read just the “abstract” in order to understand research study results because abstracts rarely mention any limitations to the study, they report only key findings, and the brevity of the paragraph (typically 120 words) may tend to provide an overly optimistic read of the study and what was found. Yoga on our minds: a systematic review of yoga for neuropsychiatric disorders By: Meera Balasubramaniam, Shirley Telles, and P. Murali Doraiswamy. Published in Frontiers in Psychiatry, January 2013 Efficacy of the Get Ready to Learn Yoga Program Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: a Pretest-Posttest Control Group Design By Kristie Patten Koenig, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, Anne Buckley-Reen, OTR/L, RYT & Satvika Garg, MS, OTR/L, Published in The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, September/October 2012, Volume 66, Number 5 Relaxation Response–Based Yoga Improves Functioning in Young Children with Autism: A Pilot Study By Lucy E. Rosenblatt, MA, Sasikanth Gorantla, MD, Jodi A. Torres, BA, Rubin S. Yarmush,BA, Surita Rao, MD, Elyse R. Park, PhD, MPH, John W. Denninger, MD, PhD, Herbert Benson, MD, Gregory L. Fricchione, MD, Bruce Bernstein, PhD, and John B. Levine, MD, PhD, Published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, November 2011 Yoga as a Complimentary Therapy for Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Clinicians By Lisa C. Kaley-Isley, Ph.D., RYT-500, John Peterson, MD, Colleen Fischer, Ph.D., and Emily Peterson, CYT - Published in Psychiatry (Edgmont). 2010 August; 7(8): 20–32. Transformative life skills: Pilot studies of yoga model for reducing perceived stress and improving self-control in vulnerable youth. By Ramadoss, R., and Bose, B.K. (International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 2010). Yoga for Children on the Autism Spectrum by Jennie Ehleringer, Published in the 2010 edition of International Journal of Yoga Therapy Application of integrated yoga therapy to increase imitation skills in children with autism spectrum disorder By Shantha Radhakrishna, Published in International Journal of Yoga. 2010 Jan–Jun; 3(1): 26–30.