Here you will find useful links and resources that support mental health and wellness.


     Healing Centers Silver Lake Gardens

The HCSLG is a group practice that collaborates together and we offer Mental Health Counseling Services for Children, Teens and Families. What sets our practice apart from others is that we only see kids and our therapeutic interventions are provided using ONLY evidence based programs. We provide evidence based programs for the following: Anxiety, Depression, Impulsiveness, Anger Management, and Social Skills. We also provide programs that are based on evidence practices for emotional regulation and aggression.

     Learning Meditation

     American Academy of Pediatrics

     Learning Disabilities On-Line

     Autism Society

     Wrights Law

     The Arc of Illinois

     The Balanced Mind Foundation

     National Institute of Mental Health

     Obsessive Compulsive Foundation

     Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

     Psychology Today

     Taming the Demon by Meghan Garland

Sensory Processing:

     "The Out-of-Sync Child" by Carol Kranowitz & Lucy J Miller

     "The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun" by Carol Kranowitz

     "Raising a Sensory Smart Child" by Lindsey Biel

     "The Sensory Child Gets Organized" by Carolyn Dalgilesh


     "No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior" By Jed Baker

     "Engaging Autism" by Stanley Greenspan

     "101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's, and Sensory Processing Disorder" by Tara Delaney


       "Self Regulation Intervention and Strategies: Keeping the Body, Mind, & Emotions on Track in Children with Autism, ADHD, or Sensory Disorders" by Teresa Garland

Occupational Therapy Resources

Buying OT supplies/products for the home:


     Fun and Function (for comfy tag free clothing for sensory defensive kids)

General pediatric OT ideas:

     "The Pocket Occupational Therapist for Families of Children with Special Needs" by Cara Kocinski

Extra Book Suggestions:

       "Raising a Spirited Child" by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

     "The Whole Brain Child" by Daniel Siegel

     "The Explosive Child" by Ross Greene

     "Smart but Scattered" by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare