I Need the Alert Program® to Help...
- me stay centered throughout the day.
- my students concentrate.
- my clients focus.
- my child pay attention, be content, and cooperative.
We’re Mary Sue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger, occupational therapists for over 35 years and founders of the Alert Program® in Albuquerque, NM.
We’ve dedicated our lives to teaching people of all ages the importance of self-regulation. What’s that, you ask? It’s that inner drive that moves us through the day – sometimes frenzied, sometimes mellow, and sometimes attentive and focused.
We’re proud of our numerous groundbreaking products, including books, games, and songs. And after decades of full-time international live trainings, we now offer a one-of-a kind online course. (We even practice what we preach and keep you alert for learning.)
We were honored to receive the American Occupational Therapy Association’s “Excellence in Intervention Development and Dissemination” Award for outstanding contributions to our field.
We can help.
You’ve come to the right place.
The Alert Program® has boiled down complex theory to create simple, practical solutions you can incorporate into your every day living.
One of the analogies we use with children is, “if your body is like a car engine, sometimes it runs on high (hyped up), sometimes it runs on low (lethargic), and sometimes it runs just right (alert and focused).” But it’s not just children. We are all self-regulators.
Think about the ways you self-regulate. Do you need coffee in the morning to wake up? Do you take a brisk walk at lunch to keep you thinking clearly? Do you read before you go to bed to wind down for sleep?
The more we all learn about self-regulation, the better we can handle life’s challenges. It helps us bring out our best selves.
We can show you how. We have been studying and sharing about self-regulation since 1990. Consider us your go-to source for solutions for your children, students, clients, and families.
Free resources include…
- radio interviews
- one page handout
- related websites
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Consider our Online Course…
- deceptively sophisticated
- laymen’s language
- translates complex theory
- into a plan of action.
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What our users think…
Since 1990, the Alert Program® has developed and continues to set the gold standard with its user-friendly, low-budget approach to teaching self-regulation world-wide. People all over the globe have benefitted from this unique and researched program. But don’t just take it from us, here are some testimonials from people who matter.
“In my years of teaching in general and special education classrooms, the Alert Program® training was by far the most user-friendly and helpful. It’s common-sense approach easily fits into my lesson plans with great materials that my students love. The Alert Program® SAVES me time so I can focus on teaching, not just managing behaviors!”
“As a dad with a child with special needs and aging parents, I wanted to learn about the Alert Program®. So pleased I took the online course because I now have practical ways to support my son and my parents. Learning more about self-regulation really has changed my family’s daily life. We are much happier and understand more now.”
“As a practicing OT for over 20 years, I really don’t know what I would do without this program, it’s that important! For teachers, parents, and administrators, I print out the Alert Program® Literature and Research document to help them understand there is proof this works. Thank you so much for helping me be a more effective therapist.”
“You will have an everlasting impact on my therapy. So much so that I have referred medical doctors, OTs, PTs, SLPs, counselors to this program. I know that they want solutions that work and the Alert Program® really delivers. What a fantastic collection of learning materials– I read all the books, played the games, and sang the songs!”