How to Be a Superhero Called Self-Control!
112 pages, 7 x 10
40 b&w illustrations
Release Date:21 Dec 2015

How to Be a Superhero Called Self-Control!

Super Powers to Help Younger Children to Regulate their Emotions and Senses

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Meet Self-Control, a superhero who wants to teach young children hissuper powers of self-control! Anxiety, frustration, anger, and otherdifficult feelings won't stand a chance against their new-foundpowers. Self-Control teaches children with emotional and sensoryregulation difficulties aged approximately 4-7 how to calm themselvesusing self-massage, deep pressure, breathing exercises, and activitiessuch as making an imaginary list and finding their own peaceful place.This illustrated book also features an appendix with photocopiablesuper power charts, reinforcers, and reminder tools to ensure thatparents, teachers, and other professionals can support children inupholding superhero strategies even after the book has been read.

Lauren Brukner is a senior occupational therapist wholives in New York City with her husband and her three children, two ofwhom have emotional and sensory integration difficulties. Shespecializes in sensory integration and self-regulation strategies inchildren and young people, and their implementation in home, school,and community settings. She holds advanced training and certificationin Integrated Listening Systems, and is a Certified Screener for IrlenSyndrome/Scoptic Sensitivity. She is a contributing author to AutismParenting Magazine. She blogs at
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