Slug Sisters Debut On YouTube is a Hit

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When Sherry Shellenberger set out to record a fun podcast about self-regulation called Slug Sisters, she had no idea how catchy it would be.

Last year, The Alert Program® launched a free educational broadcast on their website at http://www.AlertProgram.com. The popularity blew the founders away, folks appreciated the dose of humor mixed with concrete solutions. Recently, an abbreviated version (2:45) of the Slug Sisters broadcast made a debut on You Tube and garnered over 2,000 hits in just 3 weeks.

Sherry Shellenberger, occupational therapist and President of TherapyWorks, Inc. said, “We talked about doing a newsletter to help spread information to our families, teachers, administrators, and therapists, but as I looked at my own inbox (which contained lots of newsletters that I really want to read, but haven’t gotten to yet), I felt like we needed to do something different!”

By posting these free broadcasts TherapyWorks continues to accomplish their goal of helping people to understand the importance of self-regulation skills, which simply put is: the ability to attain and maintain attention. Self-regulation underlies our ability to function and perform well in most tasks. So, you can see that self-regulation is not only an issue for special education students, but for all of us.

Judging by the hits on both their website http://www.AlertProgram.com and newly launched YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/therayworks1, the Slug Sisters broadcasts are quickly expanding their existing worldwide presence. Adding to the fun, the site has games, music, books and other free resources.

About the Alert Program® for Self-Regulation: If you aren’t familiar with the Alert Program, this easy-to-teach, practical program supports children, teachers, parents, and therapists to choose appropriate strategies to change or maintain levels of alertness through an engine analogy. Students 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. 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.

For additional information about the program, please visit http://www.AlertProgram.com.

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