Using Mindfulness to Increase On-Task Behaviors

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 10: Health and Well-Being

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. advocate for the use of mindfulness-based interventions in the school setting.
  2. describe the potential benefits of implementing mindfulness-based interventions in the classroom.
  3. evaluate whether mindfulness-based interventions will be appropriate for their setting.


Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) have been associated with positive outcomes for youth; however, more research is needed evaluating current established mindfulness-based curricula that are frequently used in the schools. Results of a study examining the use of the Mindful Schools curriculum in elementary school classrooms will be presented. Attendees will be able to describe potential benefits of the use of MBIs in the classroom and evaluate whether MBIs are appropriate for their setting.



Robyn Riley, The Autism Clinic
Christina C. Omlie, University of Utah
Riann Gubler, Jordan School District


Elaine Clark, Aaron J. Fischer, William R. Jenson, Janiece L. Pompa


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