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 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 and newly launched YouTube Channel, 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

Marci Whitman
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