• Dr. Lisa Marnell OTD, MBA

What Does CALM Mean in Autism?

We are all familiar with the usual demands:

"Calm down!"

"Quiet hands. Quiet Feet."


"Please, show me you are listening with your whole body."

But as school professionals, occupational therapists, and parents, we KNOW that some children (our sensory-sensitive and sensory-seeking kids) struggle to keep their bodies still. These children and teens actually benefit from sensory supports and a sensory library of activities to enhance their attention and learning.


In today's blog post I am sharing with you my TWO NEW VISUALS . . . all about thinking about CALM in a whole new way! This novel paradigm proposes that children can attain a calm state of self-regulation when they are rocking, talking, singing, pacing - you get the picture! Scroll down to find these visuals to share with parents, friends, and teachers!



Download this visual at the link below and feel welcome to share this with fellow parents, therapists, and school professionals.

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Download this visual at the link below and feel welcome to share this with fellow parents, therapists, and school professionals.

What Does CALM Mean - Visuals
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As always, feel welcome to touch base with me, Dr. Lisa Marnell, OT, by e-mail at KidsMasterSkills@gmail.com I would love to hear about your successes, your struggles, and any questions or comments you have!


I am SO excited for 2021. I am developing a FREE Online Autism Masterclass entitled Helping Kids Master CALM. Sign up for this Masterclass at my website HERE: https://www.kidsmasterskills.com/


Join my Autism Facebook group and keep up to date as I post more tips to help teachers, parents, and therapists help kids master skills! Join HERE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kidsmasterskillsautism

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Finally, for a variety of skill-building resources, check out my store on Teachers Pay Teachers at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kids-Master-Skills




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