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OTS 119 - Supporting Students to Self-Regulate with The Alert Program®


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Welcome to the show notes for Episode 119 of the OT Schoolhouse Podcast.


Do you know how your engine is running right now? Is it high, low, or just right?


In this episode of the OT Schoolhouse Podcast, Sherry and Molly discuss the OG self-regulation program that helps all ages understand their alertness. Using analogies that The Alert Program® utilizes helps people understand their alertness in an easily comprehensible way.


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Guests Bios


Sherry Shellenberger, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist who has always wanted to enhance the school experience of children. She believes working together with the educational team allows for positive change to happen. She has over 30 years of experience working in different settings, including a camp setting. She has focused on developing practical ways to teach people of all ages how to incorporate sensory integration theory into everyday living. She has published numerous products and books relating to self-regulation.


Molly McEwen, MHS, OTR/L, FAOTA, has a professional career spanning over 30 years. She has practice experience in major medical centers, public and private schools. She has established and maintained a private practice serving children and youth developed a professional continuing education business, and provided consultative services to educational institutions and industry. She has been an occupational therapy educator at Texas Woman’s University, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, and most recently at Pacific University in Oregon. She is currently in private practice in Hillsboro, Oregon. Molly has received both state and national awards for contributions to the profession and is continually promoting occupational therapy as a cost-effective approach in supporting and maintaining healthy communities.




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