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
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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

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
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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

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
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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.

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
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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.

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
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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.

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
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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.


How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life
Author: Stuart Shanker
Publisher: Penguin Canada
ISBN: 9780143191575
Page: 320
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From internationally celebrated research professor Stuart Shanker, a revolutionary new understanding of stress as the key that unlocks kids'--and parents'--most troubling behaviour. There is no such thing as a bad kid. According to world-renowned researcher Stuart Shanker, even the most frustrating, annoying or troubling behaviour has an explanation. That means there is a way to make things better. Shanker's research has shown that for every child and every adult the ability to thrive--to complete tasks, form friendships, learn, and even love--depends on being able to self-regulate. In the past twenty years neurobiological research has been showing us a lot about brain states, and what is clear now is that the ability to self-regulate in response to stress is central. There are dramatic consequences to looking at a child's behaviour through the lens of self-regulation. Above all it discards the knee-jerk reaction that a child who is having trouble paying attention, controlling his impulses, or who gives up easily on a difficult task, is somehow weak or lacks self-discipline or is not making a great enough effort to apply himself. According to Shanker, the ability to deal effectively with stress is limited, though. Like a tank of gas, our energy reserves eventually dwindle, leaving a kid--or an adult--simply unable to control his or her impulses. That is, misbehaving kids aren't choosing to be difficult. They literally can't help themselves. And what draws down our reserves? Excessive stress. Stress of all kinds, from social anxiety to an uncomfortable chair. Reduce the stress loads, and problems quickly dissipate.

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
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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.

The Key to Autism

An Evidence-based Workbook for Assessing and Treating Children & Adolescents
Author: Cara Daily
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781559570534
Page: N.A
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The Key to Autism is an invaluable and comprehensive resource for any professional assessing and treating autism in children and adolescents. Filled with dozens of case examples, exercises to understand how the brain with autism works, the latest tools for screening and assessment, and "how-to" sections for applied behavior analysis (ABA), this workbook is the key understanding the minds of children and adolescents with autism. * Over 25 downloadable worksheets and activities you can use immediately! * The latest autism research and proven assessment methods * Evidence-based practical strategies for: * Social communication * Self-regulation * Solving challenging behaviors * Improving organization * Creating a positive environment

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
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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..

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
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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.


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
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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!

Over 60 Techniques, Activities & Worksheets for Challenging & Adolescents

Author: Susan Epstein
Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media
ISBN: 1936128071
Category: Education
Page: 202
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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.

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
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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.

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
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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

Is It Sensory Or Is It Behavior?

Behavior Problem Identification, Assessment, and Intervention
Author: Carolyn Murray-Slutsky,Betty A. Paris
Publisher: Hammill Institute
ISBN: 9781602510067
Category: Behavior disorders in children
Page: 218
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Sensory and behavior issues are often complex, intermingled, and pertinent to most clinicians who work with children. This book provides information and strategies for distinguishing between sensory-based and non-sensory-based behaviors, as well as intervention techniques. Topics addressed include causes of behavior, sensory integrative dysfunction, environmental factors that impact behavior, managing challenging behaviors, and implementing sensory diets. The case studies and worksheets included offer practical suggestions when working with children. This book will help analyze behavior in children to determine if sensory issues exist or if it is a behavior related problem as well as identify what factors are the root cause of the problem. Laminated cards include intervention strategies for challenging behaviors.

Emotion Regulation in Children and Adolescents

A Practitioner's Guide
Author: Michael A. Southam-Gerow
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462527019
Category: Psychology
Page: 254
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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.

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
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"... 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.

The Behavior Code

A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students
Author: Jessica Minahan,Nancy Rappaport
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781612501369
Category: Education
Page: 268
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Based on a collaboration dating back nearly a decade, the authors--a behavioral analyst and a child psychiatrist--reveal their systematic approach for deciphering causes and patterns of difficult behaviors and how to match them with proven strategies for getting students back on track to learn. The Behavior Code includes user-friendly worksheets and other helpful resources.