Parents and Professionals Enjoy Learning at Herb Hein's Presentation about his Growing G.R.E.E.N. InterActions Program
We were pleased with the mid-summer turn-out at Herb Hein's presentation of strategies he has developed for improving social behavior. Professionals and parents learned about the Growing G.R.E.E.N. InterActions Social Literacy Program and how it gets individuals to use language to guide their thoughts and actions, engage in self-control, methodically analyze social situations, set goals and make positive interaction choices with others on their Teams. Mark Wilson, MOT, OTR/L, and Sharon Criger, DPT of FITS (Functional Integrated Therapeutic Services) and their staff were wonderful hosts, providing refreshments and a comfortable space in one of their OT/PT gyms. The participants appreciated the extensive handout that
explained numerous aspects of Herb's social emotional learning program and its strategies, as well as the case studies Herb shared that demonstrated how his students and clients benefited from the presented treatment approaches. The participants had the opportunity to hear some of the songs that are part of this program, including the one with beautiful instrumentation that assists with self-calming through guided breathing. Some presentation attendees were already using the program and were there to get some additional insights about its effective use from the author/developer. Other attendees were eager to hear Herb speak and have a close-up look at the 450 page InterActive Lesson Book, The Guide's Guide (instructor's manual), the numerous visual strategies called Wise Action Tools, and the numerous multi-sensory elements that are found in the program's InterActive Toolbox. Herb provided those in attendance with some of the program's brain-shaped printed affirmations called Guiding G.R.E.EN. Thoughts® that will help the individuals stay calm, Think First and make the best choices in their interactions with others. Contact Herb at Herb@HeinSLPinc.com if you would like to have a handout of the presentation, would like more information about the program, and/or would like to have him present about the program for your group, clinic or school. More information can also be found in the Growing G.R.E.E.N. InterActions section of our website (www.HeinSLPinc.com) or at the website shop. We are grateful to all of the people who attended the presentation. We are excited that more and more people are learning to be guides of the Growing G.R.E.EN. InterActions Program to help us all be our better selves in a better world!