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Friendship

Jan 30 -Feb 4 Newsletter

Practice Calming Down When your child is upset do you say “Calm Down”? If you are anything like me, then you probably find yourself saying it, more often than you would like to admit. The problem with that statement is, for it to work,  you then must be sure your child knows how to calm down. […]

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January 22 – 28 Newsletter

Mindfulness is good for our kids. There is an emerging body of research that indicates mindfulness can help children improve their abilities to pay attention, calm down when they are upset and to make better decisions. In short, it helps with emotional regulation and cognitive focus. So how can we teach these important skills to […]

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January 15 – 21 Newsletter

One of the foundations of our work is looking at emotional regulation. To help make the abstract world of feelings more concrete we use “The Zones of Regulation” developed by Lisa Kuppers. We describe emotions using 4 color zones. Jan 15-20

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Newsletter for November 28 – December 3, 2016

ENHANCING AND PRACTICING EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING SKILLS Executive function and self regulation skills provide critical supports for learning and development. They allow us to retain and work with information in our brains, focus our attention, filter distractions, and switch mental gears. Weekly Newsletter

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Weekly Newsletter November 21 – 26

Last week we discussed problem solving and all the steps involved in solving those problems.  This week I wanted to talk about strategies to work on those steps. November-21-26 Newsletter

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Weekly Newsletter: October 24-October 29, 2016

NEW TO BRIDGES!!! Bridges Consulting is pleased to share that we have hired Wendy Smyth as our new Family Liaison. Wendy’s role will involve coordinating family information nights, and connecting with families to make sure that the supports and services are working well. Wendy brings a wealth of knowledge, both professionally and personally to this […]

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Not An Act Of Service….By Lori Litke

I do not blog as often as I probably should, but I usually find it hard to think of something to say unless I am feeling inspired. Well today I fell inspired.  I was talking to a friend and I had a bit of a light bulb moment for myself.  This is it…. being friends with, employing, […]

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Weekly Newsletter for the Bridges Social Skills Group September 8-11, 2015

Hello all, Better late than never, our newsletter for September 8-11 is now live on the website. Thank you for your patience. Enjoy! September 8 to 11, 2015 bridges weekly newsletter PDF

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Weekly Newsletter for the Bridges Social Skills Group June 15 to June 21, 2015

Hello to our families, OK – we are back on track – we are up to date with all of our newsletters posted to our website, so you can refer back to key teaching concepts at your leisure.  We apologize for the lapse in posting; we were in the thick of moving our corporate office […]

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I Believe… by Lori Litke

I recently read an essay about the change that occurred in someone’s life because they had a person that believed in them.  The young man I was reading about has Asperger’s, and his whole world was transformed because a friend believed he could be a writer.  Because of that belief, he worked harder.  He found […]

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