Alert Program® NEW Online Course Supports Attention for Those Whose Sensory World’s Gone Wild!

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Internationally recognized Alert Program® authors have created a one-of-a kind online learning experience to teach self-regulation strategies to parents, educators, and therapists who support those with autism, ADD, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, developmental disabilities, behavioral/mental health, and other sensory processing or learning challenges.

Albuquerque, New Mexico – November 16, 2017 – The Alert Program® is announcing the launch of its new online course. Participants can take the course to learn how to support self-regulation, the ability to attend and focus. More than 20,000 participants internationally having been trained in the company’s Alert Program® and this new online course dramatically increase accessibility.

For over 30 years, the Alert Program® has been teaching parents, teachers, and therapists to be “detectives,” learning how to use simple sensory strategies placed in routines at the right time and in the right way to reset the nervous system for more optimal functioning. The Alert Program® is a practical and user-friendly approach that helps develop a “sensory diet.” Our bodies need nutritional diets to be strong and healthy, and our bodies also need sensory diets (input from seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, and smelling) in order to function optimally.

When working with youngsters, the “How Does Your Engine Run?”® A Leader’s Guide to the Alert Program® for Self-Regulation book explains how to use an engine analogy by explaining, “If your body is like a car engine, sometimes it runs on high, sometimes it runs on low, and sometimes it runs just right.” Children and adults all have “engines” and change how alert they feel throughout the day. The Alert Program® Online Course shows step-by-step how to tame the challenges experienced by those who have sensory worlds’ gone wild. They learn how easy it is to obtain an optimal state for learning which means being alert, attentive, and focused.

As trusted self-regulation experts, the Alert Program® creators have taken great care to make the online course informative and enjoyable. In fact, this online training is the first of its kind to combine HD videos and experiential learning.

Reviewing traditional online presentations, the Alert Program® authors decided to raise the bar. Prior to taking the online course, participants will receive a “Bag of Brain Breaks,” including “fidget tools” that are similar to stress balls, seating options, and other self-regulation strategies. These are the same sensory supports that participants will learn about in the video modules to suggest to students in classrooms, children at home, and adults in community settings.

The online modules include over 18 instructional videos, infused with humor, examples, and hands-on resources to apply the approach. The course encourages participation and experiential learning, and uses a mix of video, music, movement exercises, and an opportunity for a Q&A session with the program founders. Participants also gain exclusive access to a wealth of great websites, helpful articles, and practical do-it-yourself sensory items.

“We couldn’t be more excited to launch our new online training,” says co-founder Sherry Shellenberger. “We’re offering the best of both worlds: the ‘feel’ of a live course, yet the convenience of online learning.”

“This online course is like nothing you’ve seen before,” adds co-founder MarySue Williams, “It allows us to better meet the needs of children, families, teachers, and therapists in rural homes, schools, and agencies. I love that we can offer our Free Registration Giveaway contest through Facebook and have a Scholarship Fund for those in needs. And I’m very proud that we can continue to make such a difference worldwide in the lives of those who struggle with sensory processing and learning problems.”

To learn more about upcoming Alert Program® Online Course dates, visit

About the Alert Program® for Self-Regulation,

This easy-to-teach, practical program supports students to learn what they can do before a spelling test or homework time to attain an optimal state of alertness for their tasks. Teachers learn what they can do after lunch when their adult nervous systems are in a low state and their students are in a high alert state after recess. Parents learn what they can do to help their child’s nervous system change from a high alert state to a more appropriate low state at bedtime.

The Alert Program® is so valued it has become a household name among occupational therapists. In fact, the evidenced-based program is even included in college textbooks. Now, with this online course, it will become a staple for anyone who is in special or general education classrooms, as well as adults because as the authors say, “Everyone has an engine; some just go a little higher than others, and some need a little more help.” The new Alert Program® Online Course is the “help” that so many have been searching for and is now accessible world-wide in schools, homes, and community settings.

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Company Name: The Alert Program®
Contact Person: Sherry Shellenberger
Phone: 505-897-3469
Address:PO Box 95316
City: Albuquerque
State: New Mexico
Country: United States