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Lauren Brukner

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 Choice Awards, 2016 for family friendly media, products and services. Lauren is a contributing writer to The Huffington Post and Autism Parenting Magazine and blogs at www.awesomeandincontrol.com.

JKP publications by Lauren Brukner

  1. Simple Stuff to Get Kids Self-Regulating in School

    Simple Stuff to Get Kids Self-Regulating in School

    Awesome and In Control Lesson Plans, Worksheets, and Strategies for Learning

    Lauren Brukner and Lauren Liebstein Singer, illustrated by John Smisson

    This illustrated guide enables teachers and therapists to help children to take control of their sensory and emotional regulation. Ideal for use with kindergarten and elementary school students, it is full of photocopiable worksheets, lesson plans and activity cards for developing children's relaxation, empowerment and self-regulation. Learn More
    2018, Paperback / softback, 10.98in x 8.54in / 279mm x 217mm, 216pp, £25.00
    ISBN: 9781785927614
    2018, Ebook, PDF, 216pp, £25.00
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-623-0
  2. Self-Control to the Rescue!

    Self-Control to the Rescue!

    Super Powers to Help Kids Through the Tough Stuff in Everyday Life

    Lauren Brukner, illustrated by Apsley

    An illustrated resource packed with strategies and exercises for children aged 4-7 to regulate emotions and overcome the challenges of the most difficult times in a typical day. Simple solutions and guidance can be adapted into any child's daily routine with tips and extra resources for parents and educators. Learn More
    2017, Hardback, 10.00in x 7.20in / 254mm x 183mm, 112pp, £13.99
    ISBN: 9781785927591
    2017, Ebook, ePUB, 112pp, £13.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-619-3
  3. Stay Cool and In Control with the Keep-Calm Guru

    Stay Cool and In Control with the Keep-Calm Guru

    Wise Ways for Children to Regulate their Emotions and Senses

    Lauren Brukner, illustrated by Apsley

    Filled with practical tips and tricks, from journaling to yoga, this illustrated guide provides children and adolescents with wisdom from the Keep-Calm Guru and new ways to identify and cope with anxiety, anger and other difficult feelings. Learn More
    2016, Hardback, 10.04in x 7.05in / 255mm x 179mm, 136pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 9781785927140
    2016, Ebook, ePUB, 136pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-300-0
  4. How to Be a Superhero Called Self-Control!

    How to Be a Superhero Called Self-Control!

    Super Powers to Help Younger Children to Regulate their Emotions and Senses

    Lauren Brukner, illustrated by Apsley

    Narrated by a superhero called Self-Control, this illustrated book provides a variety of super power strategies to help children with emotional and sensory regulation difficulties, aged approximately 4 to 7 years, to master self-control. Learn More
    2015, Hardback, 10.00in x 6.97in / 254mm x 177mm, 112pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-717-2
    2015, Ebook, ePUB, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-203-4
  5. The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control

    The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control

    Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses

    Lauren Brukner

    From breathing exercises and pressure holds to noise-reducing headphones and gum, this illustrated book is packed with simple strategies and tools to help children with emotional and sensory regulation difficulties aged approximately 7 to 14 years to stay cool, calm and in control. Learn More
    2014, Hardback, 9.96in x 6.93in / 253mm x 176mm, 112pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-997-8
    2014, Ebook, PDF, 88pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-962-3