Written by Varleisha Gibbs, an occupational therapist with years of experience with autism in operating a private practice clinic working with children challenged by sensory processing disorders.
Inspired by personal experience, she knew there had to be a better way to treating children who have trouble with staying focused, regulating, managing senses, and other challenges.
This book consists of two sections:
It begins with Part 1, an introduction to the nervous system and brain. With a foundation in the science behind the exercises, it makes it easier to understand why the lessons following are important to implement. Part 2 is the continuation of neuro foundations and is designed for children to learn through hands on activities. It includes self-assessments, games, journals, log charts, and coloring pages. These tools are easy to use and provide necessary strategies to improve function at home and school.
Things You’ll Learn By Reading “Self-Regulations and Mindfullness”
- Why our kids have meltdowns using a neurological perspective.
- How to identify environmental triggers and avoid meltdowns before they happen.
- Exercises provide ways to help slow the brain down for time to accurately process the environment in order to react with an appropriate response.
- The book will concisely explain the brain functions relevant to ADHD, sensory issues, autism, and how they can be related and the science backing up the upcoming activities/ exercises.