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Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, has created a unique, evidence-based resource for helping children who have trouble self-regulating, staying focused, managing their senses, and controlling their emotions.

Based on the latest research in neuroscience, Self-Regulation and Mindfulness provides highly practical, kid friendly lessons to teach therapists, parents, educators, and children about their brain and body, so they can build the needed skills to self-regulate.

This audiobook offers and explains the science behind dozens of clear, concise, and fun activities to address your children's arousal, attention, and social participation (all activities are included in the supplementary PDF):

  • Touch and heavy work
  • Hydration and oral motor activities
  • Metronome, timing, and sequencing exercises
  • Right and left brain integration methods
  • Patterns and repetition recognition
  • Vision and sound skills
  • Movement coordination
  • Inhibition techniques 

Self-Regulation and Mindfulness is wonderfully narrated by Camille Thurmond. All activities, exercises, and worksheets are included in the supplementary PDF as convenient print-outs.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Varleisha D. Gibbs (P)2019 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-01-31

Great Information & Useful Exercises

I learned a lot from this audiobook-- there's some great information on Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, and Autism that was illuminating and supplemented the exercises really well. Good narration too-- very pleasant to listen to Camille Thurmond's warm and knowledgeable voice. Not sure what the other reviewer is talking about re: exercises-- all the exercises are in the PDF you get when you buy the audiobook, in my Audible Library along with the audio. I received this product in exchange for an honest review. It was an informative and enjoyable listen!

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  • JoAnna Fobért
  • 2019-10-15


I thought this would help me but I'm not a child. Also, no exercises included...

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  • Clara Wroblewski
  • 2022-02-06

Damaging leaps of logic

The first chapter pulled me in but gave me caution in it's declarative language that moral choices are sourced from the IC. Much fell apart in the 2nd chapter in it's failure to even properly denote the senses (it lists: 'vision, smell, sight, touch, taste'), to it's mixed definitions of the relation between emotions and behaviors. It also states that those with IC development issues lack inhibition control.

Those refered to in the book are people with SPD, ASD, and ADHD. I am a 32 yr old women with all three. I assure you there is no lacking of inhibition, there is a limit to everyone though. Where I may be perceived as "lacking inhibition" because an outsider judges my response as inappropriate, I assure you I've suppressed my reactions to the point of exhaustion and I'm now "over cooked". My nervous system is improperly filtering stimulus-yes- but it's not a lack of my inhibiting my emotional response.

Referring back to the first chapter about stims being "addictive" is a dangerous mindset. Yes we may go into our own worlds, but it's because we're overstimulated and feel unsafe. I do like the message of connecting with the person and working towards them getting to know the joy of long-term earned reward, but one is not getting in the way of the other.

*Takes a breathe*

I wish I could stomach the rest of this book so to give more of a review but I know my limits. If this is the foundation it's building on then it can only be bad.

Nothing about us without us. When "explaining" people's behavior, those people need to be a part of the conversation. It's assuming, arrogant, and egotistical to claim to know better about a different neurotype's reality than they do. (And yet autistic folks are claimed to be the ones lacking empathy!)