Parents need the Alert Program® to...

  • take the tension out of parenting.
  • help children pay attention and cooperate.
  • put the fun back into family life.

As a parent, do you…

Need a helping hand?

You’ve come to the right place. You have concerns and we have solutions. In fact, we’ve been helping parents just like you for over 35 years.

Through the Alert Program®, you’ll learn about self-regulation – so things like rising and shining, staying alert for learning at school, and winding down to go to bed come more easily.

Our low-budget, family-friendly, scientifically sound approach will help you see your child in a new way; It’s not hard. Small adjustments to your child’s daily routine can bring about big results.

Concerns you might see…

  • learning difficulties,
  • problems with distraction,
  • extremes in activity levels,
  • poor social skills,
  • or short attention span.

Alert Program® is for...

  • autism, ADD, and FASD,
  • other learning challenges,
  • home schooling,
  • General Education,
  • Special Education.

Research shows improved…

  • self-regulation,
  • coping with sensory difficulties,
  • executive functioning,
  • organization,
  • attention and focus.

  Alert Program®

   Activities, games, and songs for you and your family!

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As a parent, where should I start?
We’d suggest…

• The Take Five! book is loaded with engaging activities
designed to change your children’s alert levels.

• The Test Drive! book introduces the Alert Program® through
songs your children will love singing while they learn.

Dive in with this comprehensive
Online Course where you will learn…

• Step-by-step guidelines and theory so you can become a
“detective” who uncovers what helps your child succeed.

• How to spend more time enjoying your child and less time
managing behaviors, through these self-paced, HD videos (Leader’s Guide book included).

Frequently Asked Questions

For Parents
Can the Alert Program® help my child?

Yes, absolutely. The Alert Program® has been helping children of all ages and ability levels, since 1990 and research has shown its effectiveness.

Many parents print out the 20+ pages of our “Alert Program® Literature and Research” document to share with teachers, school administrators, or other folks to demonstrate the excellence in evidence-based practice.

If you are new to the Alert Program®, click here to learn more.

Is there a therapist in my area familiar with the Alert Program®?

We have a list of therapists who have contacted us and have asked to be listed by state on our website, so you can find them easily. Click here to see our Alert Program® Affiliates. We update this page frequently, so check back often.

How can I support my child at home?

You’ll want to read articles in the Blog and then browse to learn more about our parent & family friendly books, games, and songs. See them all right here.

You might want to start by…
Reading the Take Five! to find lots of practical, low-budget activities you can do easily with your child to support self-regulation.

Want to go for the whole enchilada?
If you are interested in teaching your child the whole Alert Program®, then consider using the Leader’s Guide and taking the Online Course.

And since all of our books, games, and songs are geared for and easily implemented by parents, grandparents, and other caregivers, you’ll want to browse through our list of Alert Program® materials here.

How can I explain the Alert Program® to my child’s teacher?

When you discover what self-regulation strategies help your child to be focused and attentive, you’ll want to be sure your child’s teacher (principal or other team members) knows about the Alert Program® concepts so they can be supportive also.

We have a one page handout, just for this purpose, called “What’s All This Talk About Engines?”

Also, another concise, go-to resource is the Introductory Booklet that many parents have given to teachers and other team members to explain the basics of the Alert Program®. Check out our Introductory Booklet.

I’m totally new to the Alert Program® where should I begin?

We are happy to support you to find ways to help your child. You may have more questions and we’ve got answers! Click here to learn more about the Alert Program®.