The Alert Program
What We Do!
The Alert Program® has boiled down complex theory to create simple, practical solutions you can incorporate into your everyday 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.
About The Alert Program
“If your body is like a car engine, sometimes it runs on high, sometimes it runs on low, and sometimes it runs just right!” These simple words started the Alert Program® three decades ago.
Now, countless parents, teachers, and therapists world-wide have implemented the Alert Program® with those who are typically developing, not so typically developing, verbal and non-verbal, in almost every setting you can imagine.
The engine analogy often is useful when working with young children, but “one metaphor does not fit all!” The Alert Program®, with its user-friendly approach, helps anyone articulate their inner experience of self-regulation (how alert they feel). Self-regulation awareness turns into action with the program’s simple strategies as outlined in the Take Five! book. The program emphasizes how to change alert levels throughout the day, making it easy to get out of bed, work, play, learn, relax, socialize, and go to bed.
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