Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies

Keeping the Body, Mind & Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders

Author: Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L

Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media

ISBN: 1936128772

Category: Psychology

Page: 175

View: 6616

Keeping children's bodies, minds and emotions on task just got easier with this new book from self-regulation expert Teresa Garland. Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies features more than 200 practical and proven interventions, strategies and adaptations for helping children gain more control over their lives. Each chapter provides rich background and theoretical material to help the reader better understand the issues our children face. Topics include: Basic and advanced methods to calm a child and to preventing outbursts and melt-downsInterventions to help with attention problems, impulse control, distractibility and the ability to sit stillStories and video-modeling for autism, along with techniques to quell repetitive behaviorsSensory strategies for sensitivity and cravingBehavioral and sensory approaches to picky eatingWays to increase organization skills using technology and appsStrategies for managing strong emotions as well as techniques for releasing them
Posted in Psychology

Classroom Strategies for Children with ADHD, Autism & Sensory Processing Disorders

Author: Karen Lea Hyche, OTD, OTR/L,Vickie Maertz, OTD, OTR

Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media

ISBN: 1936128802

Category: Psychology

Page: 114

View: 2421

Classroom Strategies for Children with ADHD, Autism and Sensory Processing Disorders was written specifically for those working in the school setting. It’s a unique design to serve as a comprehensive source for information as well as solutions. Resources include: Classroom strategies that are simple and easily implementedFlow charts and case studies guide problem solvingClassroom seating examplesSample letters from Parents to TeachersBehavior and sensory questions answeredA resource guide for products and tools
Posted in Psychology

How Does Your Engine Run?

A Leader's Guide to the Alert Program for Self-regulation

Author: Mary Sue Williams,Sherry Shellenberger

Publisher: TherapyWorks, Inc.

ISBN: 9780964304109

Category: Sensorimotor integration

Page: 130

View: 8650

This leader's guide introduces the Alert Program (AP) to occupational therapists, parents, teachers, and other professionals. AP promotes awareness of how we regulate our arousal states and encourages the use of sensorimotor strategies to manage our levels of alertness. Knowledge of self-regulation and a repertoire of strategies enhance our abilities to learn, interact with others, and work or play within our environment in addition to building self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-monitoring skills. It presents a strong awareness of sensory integration.
Posted in Sensorimotor integration

Self-Regulation and Mindfulness

Over 82 Exercises & Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, & Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Varleisha Gibbs

Publisher: Pesi Publishing & Media

ISBN: 9781683730620

Category: Psychology

Page: 197

View: 3673

This book provides a unique, evidence-based resource for helping children who have trouble self-regulating, staying focused, managing their senses and controlling their emotions, based on the latest research in neuroscience. Included are practical, kid friendly activities, exercises, coloring pages and worksheets to teach therapists, parents, educators and children about their brain and body so they can build the needed skills to self-regulate..
Posted in Psychology

Building Sensory Friendly Classrooms to Support Children with Challenging Behaviors

Using Data and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Teach Replacement Skills

Author: Rebecca Moyes

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1935567233

Category: Education

Page: 102

View: 9232

Moyes helps walk any regular education or special education teacher through the process of setting up a sensory-friendly classroom in this easy-to-use book.
Posted in Education

Practical Strategies for Supporting Emotional Regulation in Students with Autism

Enhancing Engagement and Learning in the Classroom

Author: Leslie Blome

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784506907

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 6904

For professionals who work with students on the autism spectrum in inclusive classroom settings, supporting emotional regulation is key. This practical guide outlines cognitive and language strategies that support emotional regulation, which the authors have found successful with their students with autism, supported by research that shows why they work. The focus in this book is on the emotional state of the child as opposed to controlling behaviours. The guidelines and strategies provided help students with prediction and make the expectations of them clear, empowering children by giving them choices. Examples of how to use each strategy are given, alongside tips for application. The book also includes sample goals for regulation, information on therapy techniques that work and a 'cheat sheet' overview of the strategies, creating a clear and concise guide to engaging and enhancing learning in the classroom.
Posted in Education

LEGO®-Based Therapy

How to build social competence through LEGO®-based Clubs for children with autism and related conditions

Author: Simon Baron-Cohen,Georgina Gomez De La Cuesta,Daniel B. LeGoff,GW Krauss

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857009605

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

View: 8736

This complete guide to LEGO® Therapy contains everything you need to know in order to set up and run a LEGO® Club for children with autism spectrum disorders or related social communication difficulties and anxiety conditions. By providing a joint interest and goal, LEGO® building can become a medium for social development such as sharing, turn-taking, making eye-contact, and following social rules. This book outlines the theory and research base of the approach and gives advice on all practical considerations including space, the physical layout of the room and choosing and maintaining materials, as well as strategies for managing behaviour, further skill development, and how to assess progress. Written by the pioneer of the approach alongside those who helped form it through their research and evaluation, this evidence-based manual is essential reading for professionals working with autism who are interested in running a LEGO® Club or learning more about the therapy.
Posted in Psychology

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522538283

Category: Psychology

Page: 430

View: 7545

Developmental disorders affect a high percentage of people in contemporary society. As such, it is imperative to dedicate time and research to facilitate a more comprehensive understanding of these disorders. Autism Spectrum Disorders: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is an innovative reference source for the latest academic material on emerging perspectives, treatment and care techniques, and therapeutic strategies to support individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Highlighting a range of topics such as social skills, educational support, and assistive technologies, this book is ideally designed for healthcare professionals, researchers, students, academics, and practitioners interested in learning more about autism spectrum disorders.
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Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy

An Ethical and Clinical Guide

Author: Janet A. Courtney,Robert D. Nolan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317241983

Category: Psychology

Page: 238

View: 9157

Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy explores the professional and legal boundaries around physical contact in therapy and offers best-practice guidelines from a variety of perspectives. Chapters address issues around appropriate and sensitive therapist-initiated touch, therapeutic approaches that use touch as an intervention in child treatment, and both positive and challenging forms of touch that are initiated by children. In these pages, professionals and students alike will find valuable information on ways to address potential ethical dilemmas, including defining boundaries, working with parents and guardians, documentation, consent forms, cultural considerations, countertransference, and much more.
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Building Social Skills for Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders and Learning Disabilities

Over 105 Strategies, Activities and Sensory Tools for Children and Adolescents

Author: Tara Delaney,Mary C. Hamrick

Publisher: Pesi Publishing & Media

ISBN: 9781559570244

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 8616

Nationally recognized experts Tara Delaney, OTR/L and Mary Hamrick, CCC-SLP have designed this revolutionary workbook to help professionals use the sensory system to teach complex social skills and build self-awareness in children with autism, sensory processing disorder and learning disabilities. This new framework for developing a dynamic social skills program using the sensory system is a way to explore why kids react the way they do socially. With this framework in mind, professionals can build on children's self-awareness and social acumen. *Sensory-based activities for teaching social skills *Visualization strategies to prepare for social interactions *Step-by-step program for groups or therapy sessions *Strategies to increase executive functioning *Activities to address both non-cognitive and cognitive aptitude of *being social *Downloadable worksheets and activities *Can be used by teachers, professionals and parents *Bonus includes 15 lessons
Posted in Education

Helping Hyperactive Kids--a Sensory Integration Approach

Techniques and Tips for Parents and Professionals

Author: Lynn Horowitz,Cecile C. M. Röst

Publisher: Hunter House

ISBN: 9780897934817

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 147

View: 2471

Draws on sensory integration therapy practices to counsel parents and caregivers on a program that bases treatment on play, explaining how to help hyperactive children absorb, process, and respond to information in appropriate ways. Original.
Posted in Family & Relationships


50 Things to Say, Think and Do With Anxious, Angry and Over-the-Top Kids

Author: Lynne Kenney,Wendy Young

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1936268833

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 353

View: 721

Written for real parents with anxious, angry and over-the-top kids, Bloom is a brain-based approach to parenting all children. Stop second-guessing the way you handle misbehaviors, and learn why they occur in the first place. Come to understand the developmental origins of behaviors and take a fresh look at how you can address them with skill-building techniques that produce real and lasting change. Taking its lead from neuroscience and best practices in early childhood mental health, Bloom offers parents, teachers and care providers the words, thoughts and actions to raise calm, confident children, while reducing the need for consequences and punishment. The first book of its kind, Bloom provides pages full of printable mantras you can carry with you, hang on your fridge or use in your classroom to raise emotionally competent kids. Bloom allows you to take a collaborative stance with your children, improving their cognitive, emotional and social skills. Bloom offers a new approach to human relationships that will change the way you perceive, think and feel about parenting, love, work and life. Bloom changes everything. If it works wonders with anxious, angry and over-the-top kids, imagine what it can do for your child. Filled with mantras you can cut right out of the book or download from the author's websites and use anywhere, it offers more than just a one-time read! And it's filled with resources to other great books and websites that are helpful to any parents!
Posted in Family & Relationships

The Parent's Guide to Occupational Therapy for Autism and Other Special Needs

Practical Strategies for Motor Skills, Sensory Integration, Toilet Training, and More

Author: Cara Koscinski

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784502588

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 8439

With the help of this handy guide, you can bring tried and tested occupational therapy activities into your home and encourage your child to succeed with everyday tasks while having fun in the process. This expanded edition of the award-winning book includes new advice on toilet training, coping with changes in routine, repetitive behaviors, self-regulation and much more. The simple explanations and easy exercises will soon make daily activities enjoyable and productive.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Over 60 Techniques, Activities & Worksheets for Challenging & Adolescents

Author: Susan Epstein

Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media

ISBN: 1936128071

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 5700

Over the past 30 years we have seen a rise in explosive, challenging and resistant behaviors in children and adolescents. What use to work with difficult kids may not be working for professionals and parents alike. A new approach is needed that is tailored to the individual need and is directive, creative - and FUN. This cutting-edge tips workbook will guide professionals in working with children, adolescents and families across multiple settings and treatment modalities. Inside, find easy to use worksheets, handouts and step-by-step tips and proven techniques to foster the working relationship required to elicit change and healing.
Posted in Education

Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders

A Week-By-Week Guide to Solving Everyday Sensory Issues

Author: Rondalyn Varney Whitney,Varleisha Gibbs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781618210852

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 168

View: 9281

Proven, week-by-week strategies to improve the performance of children with special sensory needs Whether it's having to remove tags from clothing or using special dimmed lighting when they study, kids with sensory disorders or special sensory needs often need adaptations in their everyday lives to find success in school and beyond. Taking a look at the most common sensory issues kids face, Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders offers a compilation of unique, proven strategies parents can implement to help their children move beyond their sensory needs and increase their performance on tasks like homework, field trips, transitions between activities, bedtime, holidays, and interactions with friends. Written by a parent of two children with very different sensory needs, the book shows parents how to characterize their child's sensory issues into one of several profiles that they can use to find the best adaptations and changes to their everyday routines.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Hands on Activities for Children with Autism & Sensory Disorders

Author: Teresa Garland

Publisher: Pesi Publishing & Media

ISBN: 9781559570695

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 9387

Innovative, practical and fun activities for children with autism and sensory disorders. Following a step-by-step recipe format, Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L provides nearly 200 activities and interventions to help children with their sensory needs. This highly detailed, illustrated and accessible guide is a rich resource for any therapist, teacher or parent. * Crafts, recipes, music and exercises for the clinic, classroom or home * A multi-sensory enrichment program for children with autism * Gradual exposure activities for children who can't tolerate sensory input * Sensory immersion activities to desensitize the child to touch, taste and sound * Reduce stress and anxiety with physical exercises and reframing strategies
Posted in Family & Relationships

Behavior Management Skills Guide

Practical Activities & Interventions for Ages 3-18

Author: Scott Walls,Deb Rauner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937661663


Page: N.A

View: 4402

Behavior Management Skills Guide is a unique resource that covers the process of changing behavior in children and adolescents - from start to finish. With decades of clinical and classroom behavior management success, authors Scott Walls and Deb Rauner have written a comprehensive manual featuring the best methods for effective change. The authors have identified 3 levels of negative behavior components and have paired these levels with interventions proven to increase positive behaviors and skills. Filled with strategies for individuals or groups, this guide also includes downloadable and ready-to-use assessments, exercises, tools and forms. * Easy-to-use tools to evaluate the function of behavior * Strategies that match individual motivation to intervention plans * Skills to change and eliminate inappropriate behavior * Interventions to increase positive behaviors * De-escalation strategies * Reaction plans * Administrator practice & staff training
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The Zones of Regulation

A Curriculum Designed to Foster Self-regulation and Emotional Control

Author: Leah M. Kuypers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982523162

Category: Autistic children

Page: 188

View: 5196

"... a curriculum geared toward helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem solving abilities. Using a cognitive behavior approach, the curriculum's learning activities are designed to help students recognize when they are in different states called "zones," with each of four zones represented by a different color. In the activities, students also learn how to use strategies or tools to stay in a zone or move from one to another. Students explore calming techniques, cognitive strategies, and sensory supports so they will have a toolbox of methods to use to move between zones. To deepen students' understanding of how to self-regulate, the lessons set out to teach students these skills: how to read others' facial expressions and recognize a broader range of emotions, perspective about how others see and react to their behavior, insight into events that trigger their less regulated states, and when and how to use tools and problem solving skills. The curriculum's learning activities are presented in 18 lessons. To reinforce the concepts being taught, each lesson includes probing questions to discuss and instructions for one or more learning activities. Many lessons offer extension activities and ways to adapt the activity for individual student needs. The curriculum also includes worksheets, other handouts, and visuals to display and share. These can be photocopied from this book or printed from the accompanying CD."--Publisher's website.
Posted in Autistic children

Emotion Regulation in Children and Adolescents

A Practitioner's Guide

Author: Michael A. Southam-Gerow

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462527019

Category: Psychology

Page: 254

View: 7277

Emotion regulation difficulties are central to a range of clinical problems, yet many therapies for children and adolescents lack a focus on emotion and related skills. In a flexible modular format, this much-needed book presents cutting-edge strategies for helping children and adolescents understand and manage challenging emotional experiences. Each of the eight treatment modules can be used on its own or in conjunction with other therapies, and includes user-friendly case examples, sample dialogues, and engaging activities and games. Emotion-informed assessment and case conceptualization are also addressed. Reproducible handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
Posted in Psychology

The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control

Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses

Author: Lauren Brukner

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857009621

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 88

View: 3849

Packed with simple ideas to regulate the emotions and senses, this book will help children tackle difficult feelings head-on and feel awesome and in control! From breathing exercises, pressure holds and finger pulls, to fidgets, noise-reducing headphones and gum, the book is brimming with fun stuff to help kids feel cool, calm and collected. They will learn how to label difficult feelings, choose the perfect strategies and tools to tackle them, and use these correctly whether at home or at school. The strategies and tools are accompanied by cartoon-style illustrations, and the author includes useful tips for parents and teachers as well as handy visual charts and checklists to track learning and progress. Armed with this book, kids will be well on their way to managing difficult emotions and feeling just right in whatever situation life throws at them! Suitable for children with emotional and sensory processing difficulties aged approximately 7 to 14 years.
Posted in Family & Relationships