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  • Parent or Caregiver Resources | Unstuck and On Target

    Resources for Families and Caregivers e-Unstuck: Online Learning for Parents Solving Executive Function Challenges book Unstuck and On Target! Elementary Curriculum A Workbook to Make Unstuck and On Target a Way of Life: Your Guide to Executive Functioning! 3 Ways to Compromise handout Unstuck Fast Facts handout

  • Unstuck Workbook | Unstuck and On Target

    Unstuck and On Target! Workbook A Workbook to Make Unstuck and On Target a Way of Life: Your Guide to Executive Functioning! ​ This resource was written as a companion for families and caregivers of children in Unstuck and On Target classes and helps explain how to make the most out of these lessons at home.

  • Coming Soon | Unstuck and On Target

    Coming Soon! What is Unstuck? ​​​An executive function curriculum that uses proven cognitive-behavioral techniques to improve flexibility, emotion regulation, planning and organization. A set of fun activities that cue larger concepts, resulting in a shared language and approach for learning to be flexible, set goals and make plans. An adaptable set of lessons designed for use in schools by any school staff, but also used in clinic settings. Unstuck meets Tier 2 Intervention requirements for IEP's and 504's, but has been used in mainstream classrooms and in Tier 3 educational settings as well. A suite of resources that includes: Manual of 21 small group lessons Companion book for parents teachers, and therapists to support generalization of Unstuck Online training modules with CE credits for teachers Brief videos and an accessible online training platform for parents to learn the language and strategies of Unstuck. Who is Unstuck for and Does it Work? Unstuck is designed for 8- to 11- year-olds with average IQ who have challenges with flexibility, organization and planning. It was originally developed for children with autism who have strong cognitive and language skills. However, it targets executive function abilities that are essential for all children to thrive at home and at school, and research has shown that is effective for children with ADHD as well as autism. Research has documented that Unstuck helps children: Become more flexible problem solvers Improve classroom behaviors for following directions, making transitions, and avoiding meltdowns and negativity. How Can I Learn Unstuck? Use the small group curriculum manual : complete lesson plans with explicit, step by step directions. Parents, teachers and therapists can read Solving Executive Function Challenges to learn strategies to generalize Unstuck skills. Parents and teachers can watch these short videos in English and Spanish, which provide simple, practical ideas parent can use immediately. Parents can complete e-Unstuck on-line training.

  • Unstuck and On Target | Executive Function

    Unstuck and On Target Asynchronous online educator training with FREE 3.5 CEU credits! Learn how to provide Unstuck to your elementary students. What is Unstuck ? ​​​A curriculum and a set of easy to use tools that employ cognitive behavioral techniques to improve flexibility, planning and organization. Unstuck consists of small group lessons and simple, everyday strategies that build a common language for better regulation of feelings, behavior and thinking. ​ Who is Unstuck for? Does it Work? Unstuck is for school-age youth with good verbal skills, but difficulty with executive functions. Research shows that Unstuck helps children with autism or ADHD become more flexible problem solvers, with better abilities to follow directions, make transitions, and avoid meltdowns and negativity. It also helps reduce parent stress and creates calmer classrooms. How Can I Learn Unstuck ? This website will introduce you to engaging multimedia tools for parents, teachers, therapists and neurodiverse youth to learn Unstuck , including: an easy to use manual with pre-made lesson plans and step by step directions, online training modules, free videos and much more. Para espanol haga clic aqui Neurodivergent Community Do you want to expand your skills for being flexible, reaching your goals, and self-advocating? Do you want to use strength-based tools designed with neurodivergent people for neurodivergent people? "My recognition of the power of flexibility came much later than it had to, because no one was there to teach me. ... Unstuck is a way to help people learn the flexibility to confront life's problems..." (John Elder Robison) Learn More Parent/Caregiver Parent/Caregiver Parent/Caregiver School-Based Do you want to improve classroom management and build a common language of self regulation in your school? ​ “One student had three meltdowns per day, and Unstuck reduced her outbursts to two occurrences in one quarter” Learn More Families and Caregivers Does your child struggle with changes in routine, working independently or overwhelming feelings? "Unstuck has been a lifesaver for our family" Learn More Community-Based Are you working with a child who is stuck on an overwhelming feeling or situation? Do you have clients who are struggling to be flexible in social situations? "We all need this vocabulary. We all need these tools.” Learn More TESTIMONIALS Here's what parents say they learned... ​ "Unstuck has changed the way our family interacts. We now all use the scripts and we have a common language that we really try to use in both good and bad times. You know it's working when your child tells you that you stuck and you are!" Here's what kids say they learned... ​ “Being able to have multiple plans because if I don’t have multiple plans I get stuck. If I have multiple plans I can get a little of what I want, rather than not at all. In most situations that’s better." Here's what teachers say... ​ “This is exactly the type of intervention needed to support our academically higher but dysregulated kiddos with ASD and ADHD. I appreciate the structure the curriculum provides.” Here's what community providers say... ​ "Unstuck works for clients with all kinds of challenges, including anxiety, ADHD, and autism. More importantly, kids and families have fun and can do it!" ​ ​

  • Coming Soon | UnstuckandOnTarget

    Coming Soon! Spring 2023: Unstuck and on Target for Ages 11-16 This will be a fully manualized school based intervention (that can also be delivered in a clinic). It will feature lesson plans, a student and parent workbook, and power points. It focuses on building adolescent's desire of more autonomy and power over their lives by setting clear goals and making effective plans. Using engaging activities and videos, this program builds on the skills of the early Unstuck, although it can stand on its own as a new intervention.​ Unstuck and on Target for Ages 15-20 This will be a fully manualized school based intervention (that can also be delivered in a clinic). It will feature lesson plans, a student and parent workbook, and power points. It focuses on buidling ​

  • Teacher Training Videos | Unstuck and On Target

    Interventionist Training FREE Unstuck Elementary Educator Training ​ Do you want to learn about Unstuck or how to implement it with your students? We have created a training to help you do that! To get started, create an account with the Innovations Institute at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. Decide whether you'd like to earn CECs for this training and click the appropriate link below to create your account. ​ Yes, I'd love to earn CE C s! No thanks, I don't need CECs Click below to view portions of the training. Module 1 provides an overview of the training and previews the resources and activities that are available to you as you complete the training. ​ View all of Module 1 here. In the following slides from Module 7: Watch Teachers Put Unstuck Into Action, you will see examples of the interactive slides, how we use the student case studies, and a teacher using Unstuck principles in their classroom.​ ​ View slides from Module 7 here. Do you work with high school-aged students? Keep an eye on this space for information about an online training for you: Unstuck and On Target for Students Ages 14-21. ​ Coming Soon! Resources to Support Teaching Unstuck on YouTube Individualize and spice up your lessons with fun videos that the Unstuck community has found on YouTube. ​ There are individual playlists by topic or script, so you can find videos to support teaching Plan A/Plan B or the Feelings Target! ​ One cartoon series that we have found almost always brings smiles and an Unstuck "theme" (Stuck, Plan B, Feelings Target) is the Pink Panther. They can be used also as a wrap up or as a "prize" as they are generally short and well liked.

  • About Unstuck | Unstuck and On Target

    About Unstuck and On Target What is Unstuck? ​​​An executive function curriculum that uses proven cognitive-behavioral techniques to improve flexibility, emotion regulation, planning and organization. A set of fun activities that cue larger concepts, resulting in a shared language and approach for learning to be flexible, set goals and make plans. An adaptable set of lessons designed for use in schools by any school staff, but also used in clinic settings. Unstuck meets Tier 2 Intervention requirements for IEP's and 504's, but has been used in mainstream classrooms and in Tier 3 educational settings as well. A suite of resources that includes: Manual of 21 small group lessons Companion book for parents teachers, and therapists to support generalization of Unstuck Online training modules with CE credits for teachers Brief videos and an accessible online training platform for parents to learn the language and strategies of Unstuck. Who is Unstuck for and Does it Work? Unstuck is designed for 8- to 11- year-olds with average IQ who have challenges with flexibility, organization and planning. It was originally developed for children with autism who have strong cognitive and language skills. However, it targets executive function abilities that are essential for all children to thrive at home and at school, and research has shown that is effective for children with ADHD as well as autism. Research has documented that Unstuck helps children: Become more flexible problem solvers Improve classroom behaviors for following directions, making transitions, and avoiding meltdowns and negativity. How Can I Learn Unstuck? Use the small group curriculum manual : complete lesson plans with explicit, step by step directions. Parents, teachers and therapists can read Solving Executive Function Challenges to learn strategies to generalize Unstuck skills. Parents and teachers can watch these short videos in English and Spanish, which provide simple, practical ideas parent can use immediately. Parents can complete e-Unstuck on-line training.

  • Implementation Support | Unstuck and On Target

    Implementation Support: Making Unstuck Easy and Fun

  • Tips and Tricks | Unstuck and On Target

    Tips and Tricks Unstuck in 13 Lessons ​ Sometimes there is not enough time to do the whole manualized intervention. This scope and sequence outlines a 13 week option, highlighting key lessons and activities. We have selected a few resources that we believe will help you quickly and easily implement Unstuck and On Target! in your classroom, group, or clinic. Be sure to also check out our full list of resources . Unstuck in a Box ​ Save yourself valuable time by using these instructions to prep all of the materials you will need to implement Unstuck ahead of time.

  • FAQs | Unstuck and On Target

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  • School-Based | Unstuck and On Target

    Unstuck and On Target for School-Based Professionals Why Use Unstuck in Schools? Unstuck provides ready-made small group lesson plans with companion parent materials in English and Spanish that build executive functions and help students regulate their thinking, feelings and behavior. It u ses a strengths-based approach to improve social flexibility and readiness for learning , so it addresses academic needs and social-emotional learning standards. It creates calmer classrooms and better independent learners through a contagious common language of emotion regulation, flexibility, goal setting and planning. ​​​ Why are Executive Functions Important? Executive Functions are a set of brain-based abilities that help us set goals, make plans, manage disappointment, and stay flexible in the face of unexpected events and unwanted demands. Executive Functions enable us to stick with challenges without getting overwhelmed. They drive social skills and are more important than IQ for predicting academic achievement, and long term happiness, employment and health. Testimonials "We all need this vocabulary. We all need these tools." "These are life skills that you're teaching..." "(Unstuck ) worked great with many students who struggled emotionally." "Unstuck and On Target teaches skills many students need in order to be successful in school." "The skills that Unstuck and On Target teaches students are incredibly valuable. This curriculum works well with the school-wide behavior model." "I saw a lot of growth in my students who struggle, not just ones identified with EF struggles, and it motivated my students who are high flyers. I altered the curriculum to be part of a whole class focus for 26 students. It worked well and paired easily with my behavior management system, Responsive Classroom."

  • Unstuck Fast Facts | Unstuck and On Target

    Unstuck Fast Facts Unstuck Fast Facts ​ Read a one-page summary of the approach and research base for this intervention.

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