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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

Quick Overview

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.
Details Price Qty
Hardback
2014, 9.69in x 6.81in / 246mm x 173mm, 112pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-997-8
£12.99
Ebook
2014, PDF, 88pp
ISBN: 978-0-85700-962-3
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£12.99

Description

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.

Reviews

'This book is crammed with sensory tools kids can use to feel and function better anywhere, anytime. It helps children recognize what they are feeling - whether they are low arousal and sluggish, overaroused and emotional, or just too hyper - and empowers them with strategies they can use to feel 'just right'.'
- Lindsey Biel, OTR/L, co-author of Raising a Sensory Smart Child, and author of Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens

'Something for everyone! Great graphics for kids. Illustrated charts for teachers. Helpful hints for parents. Innovative resources for therapists. Truly an awesome compilation of strategies students can use anytime anywhere. No assembly required!'
- Beverly H. Moskowitz, DOT OTR/L, CEO at Real OT Solutions, Inc.

'The Kid's Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control is crucial in helping children pinpoint how they feel so they can implement which methods work best for them to maximize their learning potential and provide everyday comfort.'
- Leslie Burby, Author, Advocate, Former Special Educator, Editor-in-Chief of Autism Parenting Magazine

'A sensational resource for kids, caregivers, teachers, and practitioners! The kid-friendly text empowers the readers to take ownership of their own physical and mental feelings, which is essential for successful therapeutic outcomes. The ingenious toolbox provides a menu of sensory strategies to ensure a "just right" feeling necessary for healthy and happy living.'
- Marie Sherwood Bell, MS, OTR/L, Owner, Novo Advocacy and Consulting LLC

'This book provides practitioners with a wide and varied menu of imaginative and accessible techniques for helping individual children and young people manage their feelings and behaviour.
The emphasis is on physical expression and management, enabling pupils to be in or regain control and focus. The exercises are progressive and a programme can be tailor made to suit the child's needs, ability and different contexts. It would be useful for practitioners, primary and secondary supporting disruptive and anxious children within the school and classroom environment.'
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Authors

By (author): Lauren Brukner

Resources

This is one downloadable PDF of the book's appendices:
Appendix 1: I Caught You Calm!
Appendix 2: Self-Monitoring Checklist
Appendix 3: Label That Feeling! Pocket Chart
Appendix 4: At a Glance: Resource Charts
Appendix 5: Sum it Up Page

Downloadable PDF