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Alert: How Does Your Engine Run?

*The Alert Program was created by two occupational therapists, Mary Sue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger. The main purpose of this program is to teach children, ages 6-12, simple and practical strategies to “monitor, maintain and change their state of alertness”. The program uses  the analogy of a car engine and teaches the child to describe  their arousal state using terms such as “high, low, and just right’. The child participates in a variety of sensory motor activities to learn to label their engine speed, plays a “go fish” game, and a board game called “keeping on track”. For more information on the Alert Program please visit the following website: