ix, 185 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
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..
Introduction -- Let's Study the Brain -- The Science Behind Self-Regulation & Mindfulness -- Brain Posters & Activity Sheets -- Arousal Assessments for Parents, Teachers & Therapists -- Lessons on the Four Principles -- Tools, Schedules, Posters & Activities -- The Nine Targets -- Touch & Heavy Work Activities -- Hydration & Oral Motor Activities -- Metronome, Timing & Sequencing Activities -- Right & Left Brain Integration Activities -- Patterns & Repetition Activities -- Breathing & Valsalva Activities -- Vision & Sound Activities -- Movement Activities -- Inhibition Activities -- Troubleshooting Challenging Behaviors -- Appendix: Fun Projects & Songs -- References -- Glossary.
Self-Regulation and mindfulness : over 82 exercises and worksheets for sensory processing disorder, ADHD and autism spectrum disorder