The Power of Co-Regulation (For All Of Us)
was traveling home after a workshop this weekend, navigating a new airport. I love traveling and new airports are exciting for me, but I understand they’re not for others. I...
Turning the Corner from Behavior Management to Connection and Collaboration
A community member shared a social media post with me from a pre-school teacher. This teacher was seeking advice from colleagues about “behavior management”. The teacher wrote: “I teach 4...
Occupational Therapists have expertise in addressing Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). This includes toileting and hygiene. It’s in our training to become an OT and it’s a common discussion with...
Sensory Validation: How Understanding and Respecting a Child’s Sensory Needs Can Improve Behavior
Sit Up Front?
I had an interesting experience recently in an elementary school classroom. I sat in the front of the room, by the teacher’s desk. The student I was there to see...
As Featured On
Two Sides of the Spectrum Podcast
That Early Childhood Nerd
Gentle Parents Unite Podcast
The Better Behavior Show
About MeGreg 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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