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How to Be a Superhero Called Self-Control!: Super Powers to Help Younger Children to Regulate Their Emotions and Senses (Hardcover)
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Meet Self-Control, a superhero who wants to teach young children his super powers of self-control Anxiety, frustration, anger, and other difficult feelings won't stand a chance against their new-found powers. Self-Control teaches children with emotional and sensory regulation difficulties aged approximately 4-7 how to calm themselves using self-massage, deep pressure, breathing exercises, and activities such as making an imaginary list and finding their own peaceful place. This illustrated book also features an appendix with photocopiable super power charts, reinforcers, and reminder tools to ensure that parents, teachers, and other professionals can support children in upholding superhero strategies even after the book has been read.
About the Author
Lauren Brukner is a Senior Occupational Therapist who lives in New York City with her husband and her three children, two of whom have emotional and sensory integration difficulties. Lauren has appeared as a guest on The Autism Show and The Manhattan Neighborhood Network's School-Home Connection. Her books have been listed as resources on websites such as Real Simple Magazine, Everyday Health, AOL's Health and Wellness, MSN Health, Mothering.com, About.com, and Friendship Circle, as well as numerous school district curricula around the world. She specializes in sensory integration and self-regulation strategies for children and young people, and their implementation in home, school, and community settings. She holds advanced training and certification in Integrated Listening Systems, and is a Certified Screener for Irlen Syndrome/Scotopic Sensitivity. Lauren is the author of The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control and How to Be a Superhero Called Self-Control, which won gold in the Mom's Choice Awards, 2016 for family friendly media, products and services. Lauren is also a contributing author to Autism Parenting Magazine and blogs at www.awesomeandincontrol.com