Regulation Tool: Tune-In Corner

With so many of my patients now vaccinated I wanted to make sure I had lots of supports to help them sort through their emotions about the ongoing pandemic, continued inconsistency, and returning to in-person appointments. So I created a “tune-in corner” (though I usually just call it a “quiet corner,” but I’m using it …

My Favorite Zones of Regulation Tools

I love the Zones of Regulation! The curriculum has taught me so much about regulation and the tools have helped so many of my patients engage in speech and language treatment! Here are my favorites. Zooey Weighted Lap Buddy A “weighted lap buddy” is like a small weighted blanket in the form of a stuffed …

Regulation Tool: Hot Cocoa Breaths

I’m loving this zones tool, which I got from here!  I don’t have chocolate markers (and some of my telehealth kids don’t, either) so I just use a completely pretend version. To use this tool have a child pretend they’re holding a cup of hot cocoa.  Have them first take a deep breath in through …

Zones Tool: Hot Cocoa Breaths

I’m loving this zones tool, which I got from here!  I don’t have chocolate markers (and some of my telehealth kids don’t, either) so I just use a completely pretend version. To use this tool have a child pretend they’re holding a cup of hot cocoa.  Have them first take a deep breath in through …