How does the alert program work?

The Alert Program® teaches how to observe, offers strategies, and creates environments where sensory information can be processed better. No child should live in a world full of charging tigers. When adults understand what sensory overload signals the child is giving, powerful changes can occur.

Who created the alert program?

Sherry and Mary Sue were the first OTs to marry a child-friendly vocabulary with sensorimotor strategies to help children recognize when their sensory systems are running too slow, too fast or “just right.” How did you two come to be working together?

How do I get my autistic child out of the kitchen?

Use dividers, tape boundaries, and signs as needed for setting expectations and limits. For example, the use of STOP signs on doors, drawers furniture, and appliances has helped some children understand that these items/ areas are off-limits.

How do you stop an autistic child from escaping?

The following tips may keep your child from wandering away:

  1. Put locks on doors and windows that your child cannot unlock.
  2. Install alarms so you are alerted if your child has opened a door or window.
  3. Have your child wear a device that allows you to track her location.
  4. Monitor your child frequently.

Is the alert program evidence based?

The “Alert Program® Literature and Research” document supports evidence-based practice and provides an extensive list of research and literature specific to the Alert Program®.

What age is the alert program for?

Although the Alert Program initially was intended for children with attention and learning difficulties, ages 8-12, it has been adapted for preschool through adult and for a variety of disabilities.

What is the best environment for autistic child?

Environmental Modifications for Children with Autism: How to Shape the Environment to Boost Success

  • Create a Cool-Down Room.
  • Install Alarm Systems and Utilize Safety Locks.
  • Provide a Suitable Workstation.
  • Pay Attention to Colors.
  • Install Comfortable Lighting.

How do autistic people keep their room clean?

Put Everything in a Pile Try having your child put everything that is on their floor in a pile on their bed. Then direct your child to put one thing at a time away. Clearing the floor and putting everything in one place gives your child a space they can look at while they clean that is not so stimulating.

Which of the following is the meaning of the alert program?

The Alert Program® was created by occupational therapists, Mary Sue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger. The program was developed to teach children how to change how alert they feel and to teach adults how to support learning, attending, and positive behaviors.

How can I make my house more autistic friendly?

Choose lighting that is as close to natural light as possible.

  1. Choose lighting that is as close to natural light as possible.
  2. Avoid lights that flicker.
  3. Consider the sound the lighting makes.
  4. Install dimmable lights to make it easier to control the level of light in the home.
  5. Be aware of the struggle glare can cause.