The Importance of the “Mommy Meltdown” Basket to Self Regulation

We defined self regulation and dysregulation in my last post.  I want to talk about coregulation today.  Psychologist Alan Fogel describes coregulation as the “continuous unfolding of individual action that is susceptible to being continuously modified by the continuously changing actions of the partner.”  “Don’t rile up your brothers and sister!” was heard more than a […]

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PLS members from Spotsylvania COSO & Virginia State Police locate 45-year-old male client

Highlight the Rescue:PLS members from Spotsylvania COSO & Virginia State Police locate 45-year-old male client On February 1, 2016 , Of. Dibella responded to the a call at a counseling group for a report that the client walked out of his counseling meeting. As Of. Dibella responded he asked dispatch to check if the man […]

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Project Lifesaver members from the Horry County Police Department rescue client from swampy, heavily wooded area.

On January 28, 2016, Cpt. Freer received a phone call from the caregiver who stating that her son was missing.  He  is enrolled in Project Lifesaver because he has a brain injury that causes many issues to include wandering.  At the time of the phone call, the caregiver stated that they put him to bed […]

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Self Regulation Defined

Recently, a local Director of Special Education asked me to speak to his Friends of Different Learners group about self regulation.  “Sure,” I responded while quietly feeling a little intimidated.  What new and effective strategies could I possibly  share with parents and teachers who were already experts about the differently-abled children in their lives? My […]

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One Teacher, One Student, 100% of the Time

  Serendipity brought me to Mable Sinnett Fox, the Outreach Director for Brightmont Academy’s Northville Campus.   We both attended a local resource fair for “different learners” and happened to sit next to each other.  In the initial exchange of “getting to know you” questions and answers it quickly became clear to me that she and Brightmont […]

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Making It Through The Rough Times

Please welcome Lateefah Wielenga, PhD!  Dr. Wielenga, founder of The Counseling Kitchen, is a life, couples and business coach based in Long Beach, California.  Today, she writes about maintaining a strong “couplehood” in the face of family challenges.  Thank you, Dr. Wielenga!     Right now you may be experiencing one of the most difficult […]

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