This booklet doesn’t offer the last word on the Alert Program (there’s a leader’s guide for that), but it does give parents a good overview and enough information to think about trying the program at home with their children – and about what makes their own engines run, too.
Introduces a useful program for helping kids regulate their levels of alertness.
Gives a good framework for understanding sensory integration.
Short and inexpensive.
Clearly written and illustrated.
May help parents understand themselves a little better, too.
Provides a good introduction, but you’ll need a more expensive book to get the whole program.
Children need to be at an appropriate maturity level to benefit from the program.
You’ll probably need the help of an occupational therapist to really put this in action.
No technique works for every child.