Using Zones of Regulation At Home

Within our Help Group schools and our Kids Like Me (after-school therapeutic & enrichment) groups, we utilize the Zones of Regulation curriculum (by Leah Kyupers, OT) to help students develop self-regulation skills and emotional control. Given that stress and other difficult emotions are ever-present during the stay-at-home orders and Distance Learning, it is our goal to help caregivers implement some of the Zones language and activities at home as well.   Why Use the Zones? While the...
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Winter [Break] is Coming! Six Tips for Parents with Kids on the Autism Spectrum

November 3, 2017 By Jason Bolton, Psy.D. VP of Programs, The Help Group Yes, winter [break] is coming, which means no school for two to three weeks for a lot of students. Are you concerned about how you’ll keep your child busy? Children are accustomed to the structured routine of school. As a parent of elementary school-aged triplets who have faced their own neuro-developmental challenges, I value the importance of routine and predictability. When the calendar flips to November wit...
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5 Tips to Make Thanksgiving More Comfortable for Children with Autism

October 26, 2017 By Kids Like Me Contributor For many Americans, Thanksgiving is a time when family members gather together and give thanks. While it’s often filled with gobbles of food, American football, storytelling and more, this can also be a stressful time for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. The good news is that there are ways to help your son or daughter cope with all of the excitement and activity. 5 Thanksgiving tips for parents of a child with autism sp...
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