Flexible Thinking: Make Social Learning Stick and Help Your Child Adapt and Compromise

Flexible Thinking: Make Social Learning Stick and Help Your Child Adapt and Compromise By Elizabeth Sautter Being a flexible thinker is part of emotional regulation and is essential to social success.  Flexibility of thought means being able to adapt to new situations, understand and accept another person’s perspective, and “go with the flow” as unexpected…

Getting Into the Zone

Elizabeth Sautter, MA SLP, CCC Well-intended advice, like “calm down,“ “take a breath,” or “pay attention,” is often not enough. Many children and adults need support and specific tools for regulating their emotions, impulses, and sensory needs. Those who are unable to control their internal state and/or behaviors often experience negative reactions in social situations…