Dear Teachers and Principals: Please Stop Taking Away Recess.
Despite all of the known benefits of recess, taking away recess as a punishment continues to be a very popular discipline tactic used by teachers and principals. The Robert Wood...
Tear Down Your Behavior Chart!
Charlie was in red. I asked another student…why is Charlie in red? The response: "He wasn't sitting right". I'll bump up my previous post on "sitting right". Red? For not...
Controlling “How” Kids Learn
This was brought to my attention by a friend of the page, and very similar to other infographics used in schools around the world. Let’s break this down, and then...
Model of Child Engagement (MOCE)
The Model of Child Engagement (MOCE) grew out of 20 years of clinical practice and represents over 30 years of brain research that has provided professionals a better understanding about...
Me – My Daughter – and Vampires
Me – My Daughter – and Vampires I LOATHE vampire shows. My daughter LOVES vampire shows. If she could, she would watch the Vampire Diaries all day, every day…and she...
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Two Sides of the Spectrum Podcast
That Early Childhood Nerd
Gentle Parents Unite Podcast
The Better Behavior Show
Greg Santucci is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and the Founding Director of Power Play Pediatric Therapy. Greg has been working with children and families for over 20 years, providing OT services in schools, homes and outpatient therapy centers throughout New Jersey. Greg is certified in Sensory Integration and the creator of the Model of Child Engagement, a clinical framework to help professionals and parents focus on a child’s safety needs prior to addressing their regulation and sensory processing skills, with the goal of improving a child’s participation in daily activities.
Greg has been lecturing nationally for over a decade on topics related to sensory processing, child development and behavior, and consults with parents and educators around the world. Greg has dedicated his career to promoting neurodevelopmentally-informed, relationship-based interventions to help parents and teachers support children of all abilities and learning styles. Greg is the father of two children and is married to a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, so he shares his toys with everyone in his family.
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