Autism Teachers using S.T.O.P. and Relax yoga program

Barbara Hennessey, ESE Teacher/Autism Coach at Coconut Creek Elementary School, shares her experience using the S.T.O.P. and Relax yoga curriculum:
“The Autism Special Program at Coconut Creek Elementary School has been using the S.T.O.P. and Relax program for many years with great success. It helps calm our children and helps them to focus.
Our students are all at different levels but are still able to participate in the program. Each class does it once a week, and we tailor the lesson to the particular needs of the class.
We use the S.T.O.P. poster at each transition, and we use it to help children calm themselves when they are upset. The students also have learned to do the S.T.O.P. self-calming steps themselves when they are frustrated.
General education teachers have also had success using it in their classrooms.”
Elementary School Class

About Dr. Debra Collins

Dr.Debra Collins is a licensed psychologist, a licensed and nationally certified school psychologist, and a registered yoga teacher. Debra's collaboration on the S.T.O.P. and Relax© program was inspired by her work with children with autism spectrum disorders.

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