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…

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Exploring Ways to Make Social Learning Stick Out in Nature

By Elizabeth Sautter, M.A., CCC-SLP Outdoor activities foster opportunities for exploring new things, building imagination, and increasing social competence.  Getting in touch with nature gives your child a chance for outdoor play and exploration and also offers teachable moments where you can step in to nurture social and emotional skills.  Next time you are outdoors,…

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