Alert Program® Product Descriptions
Alert Program® Online Course
Learn directly from Mary Sue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger about how to make self-regulation easy for all ages, all populations, and all settings! This is a self-paced course with HD video of the authors sharing practical solutions for the challenges you face.
This book draws from the authors’ 35+ years of experience. This practical book explains the Alert Program® in its entirety. It guides you through the twelve steps to teach independent self-regulation with an extensive list of activities and clinical stories. The book includes all worksheets needed for the program, with permission to copy for educational use. Join the thousands of parents, teachers, and therapists who are helping children through the use of the Alert Program®.
This booklet is an excerpt from the first chapter of the Leader’s Guide. Because it is an overview of the program, teachers often give the booklet to a parent to share what Alert Program® concepts the student is learning at school. Likewise, parents can use it as a resource to give to teachers so they will understand what the child is doing at home. Or, therapists can give this booklet to parents to help them understand what their child is working on in therapy.
This book was written for parents and teachers, providing activities that are helpful to keep children alert at home and school. Many therapists recommend these low-budget, easy-to-use activities. Teachers, parents, and therapists will love the quick movement breaks and other suggestions to expand their repertoire of self-regulation strategies for use in a variety of settings. This book does not teach children about their engine levels, but it is organized around the five ways to change how alert we feel.
This book, and the accompanying CD, with its appealing songs to support children’s self-regulation, is full of practical ideas and suggestions. Test Drive is the simplest way to introduce the Alert Program® concepts to children in elementary schools, homes, or therapy settings.
Alert Program® CD
This double-CD set includes an introduction to the program with excerpts from the Leader’s Guide that are read aloud by the authors. Many enjoy listening to the excerpts (first CD), rather than reading the Introductory Booklet. The second CD has fun and playful songs that help children change their engine speeds. These songs do not utilize the engine analogy (engine words are not in the lyrics), whereas the Test Drive songs do; these songs are coded (arrows pointing up for alerting songs and arrows pointing down for calming songs), thus guiding teachers, parents, and therapists to choose appropriate songs to support self-regulation.
Alert: Go Fish! and Alert Bingo
These downloadable games can be yours in just minutes. Order online and print directly to your printer for outstanding visual appeal that kids and adults alike will enjoy. Alert: Go Fish! supports those learning how to identify engine speeds (Stage One) and Alert Bingo teaches the five ways to change engines speeds (Stage Two).
Keeping On Track Board Game
This board game is an educational and fun way to reinforce the Alert Program® concepts. This visually engaging road trip includes game instructions and bonus material with plenty of tips to make the game successful for children of different ability levels (reinforces concepts in Stage One, Stage Two, and/or Stage Three).
NOTE: These Alert Program® products were designed for elementary-aged students. However, many teachers, parents, and therapists successfully have adapted the products for older and younger children. Some people believe they need all the products in order to use the program. Actually, the Leader’s Guide is the only product that is essential for implementing the whole program (buy it separately, or when you register for the online course, you’ll receive the Leader’s Guide, along with the course handouts). But many folks don’t have time to teach the whole program, with all its steps and stages, so instead they start with the Test Drive (book and CD), Introductory Booklet, Take Five!, Alert Program® CD, Alert: Go Fish! or Alert Bingo.