Somatosensory Training with Books

One of the things that helped me the most with my struggles with anxiety was somatosensory training.  At its most basic, somatosensory training helps us learn to pay attention to the way emotions feel in our bodies.  This then allows us to address these emotions and keep ourselves regulated throughout the day. I love Listening …

Zone Tool: Mermaid Pillows

I just love these pillow cases!  I also bought these inserts to go with them.  Every regulation tool can be used for any zone and they can have different effects on each child, but Mermaid Pillows seem to most often help kids who are in the yellow zone and feeling worried, overwhelmed, scared, or frustrated.  …

Zones of Regulation Poster Companion

To continue the topic from my blog last month, once children are able to identify others’ emotions based on their facial expression they can then learn to identify their own emotions. Once they’re able to do that then they’re able to start identifying strategies to help keep their behavior “expected” by addressing their emotions as …

“The Flexible SLP” – October 2021

Flexible and resilient thinking is all about problem-solving our inevitable struggles.  I’m sharing my efforts to find solutions to my struggles in case any other SLPs find them helpful. Zones of Regulation Poster Companion To continue the topic from my blog last month, once children are able to identify others’ emotions based on their facial …

My COVID-19 PPE Protocols

One of the hardest parts of the pandemic has been the lack of consistency and clarity around PPE for us outpatient providers who can’t always complete treatment via telehealth or with social distance and masks. Here’s the protocol I’ve come up with for which PPE. In anticipation of vaccines for children at or over 5 …