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LAURA SIBBALD, MA, CCC-SLP

While it may feel like our new normal is nothing like the old, we need to recognize the silver linings this time has brought forth. This blog, activity and free worksheets helps us realize the importance of reaching out to others and celebrates our feelings of accomplishment when we are able to help someone else.

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If you’ve been helping clients adapt to their new schedules and integrate healthy ways to manage daily stress, you know how important it is for all of us to make time to support our own mental health. Self-care is a majority priority right now so that we can make our feelings, and responses to stress more manageable. Here are some ideas and a free worksheet from the Trauma-Informed Social-Emotional Toolbox for Children & Adolescents—but also works for adults!

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Laura K. Sibbald, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a nationally certified speech-language pathologist who has extensive experience supporting the social emotional and pragmatic language needs of students and families within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. Laura graduated from The George Washington University in 2011 with a Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology.  In order to further support student growth and achievement, Laura earned additional certifications in Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), and Educational Leadership and Supervision.  As a champion of collaboration and multidisciplinary approaches to support student growth and achievement, Laura co-authored the Parenting Toolbox and has developed and implemented a variety of professional learning opportunities at the local, state, and national level.