Packed with photocopiable lesson plans and tried and tested strategies, this illustrated guide is the ideal companion for teachers and therapists wishing to help kindergarten and elementary school children to self-regulate. It contains everything you need to integrate the successful, research-based 'Awesome and In Control' program, which focuses on empowering children to regulate their own emotions and senses and helping them to develop excellent coping strategies.
Explaining how the popular, universal 'Awesome and In Control' program works, the guide enables you to help children to keep calm and in control during everyday tasks including reading, writing and paying attention to others.
Simple Stuff to Get Kids Self-Regulating in School is a wonderful little book that talks in everyday language about one of the most important issues that occupational therapists and other developmental professionals working in schools should be focused on, for children with and without disabilities. At STAR Institute, we use Lauren's ideas whenever we consult in the schools. Bravo Lauren for your addition to our ability to help our clients!
— Lucy Jane Miller, Founder, STAR Institute for SPD
About the Authors:
Lauren Brukner is a Senior Occupational Therapist who lives in New York City with her husband and three children, two of whom have emotional and sensory integration difficulties. She graduated from Stern College for Women with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, and holds a Master's of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from New York University. She specializes in sensory integration and self-regulation strategies in children and young people, and their implementation in home, school and community settings. She has postgraduate training in neuroscience, sensory integration theory and practice, occupational health sciences, and physiological approaches to Occupational Therapy practice, and is also a Certified Screener for Irlen Syndrome and Scotopic Sensitivity. She provides services and workshops to a broad range of school staff, including general and special education teachers, speech language therapists, counselors, and paraprofessionals. Lauren won the gold seal in the Mom's Choi
Lauren Liebstein Singer, M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD is a speech-language pathologist, currently working for the New York City Department of Education. Lauren is licensed by New York State as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) and as a Speech-Language Pathologist with a Certificate of Clinical Competence by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Lauren has been trained in Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH) as well as Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT).
She has an extensive background working with children in early intervention and school-based settings with a variety of speech and language based disabilities. Lauren has worked with students towards developing and using form, content, and use of language skills as well as articulation and phonology deficits. Lauren strives to develop functional and meaningful speech and language skills with all