Lauren Brukner is a Senior Occupational Therapist and published author who lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children, ages 9, 8, and 6. She currently works as a Senior Occupational Therapist and evaluator in the NYC Department of Education, and provides consultative services relating to self-regulation. Lauren is a published author with Jessica Kingsley Publishers, and has appeared as a guest on The Autism Show, The Manhattan Neighborhood Network's School-Home Connection, and The Matt Townsend Show. Her books have been listed as resources on websites such as Real Simple Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Psych Central, Marie Claire, Everyday Health, AOL's Health and Wellness, MSN Health, Mothering.com, About.com, InOurHands.com, Scarymommy.com, and Friendship Circle, as well as numerous school district curricula around the world. Her second and third books recently won the Mom's Choice Award-gold seal. Lauren specializes in sensory integration and self-regulation strategies for children and young people, and their implementation in home, school, and community settings. She holds advanced training and certification in Integrated Listening Systems, and is a Certified Screener for Irlen Syndrome/Scoptic Sensitivity. Lauren is the author of The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control How to Be a Superhero Called Self-Control, Stay Cool and in Control with the Keep-Calm Guru, and Self-Control to the Rescue!: Super Powers to Help Kids Through the Tough Stuff in Everyday Life (due out this June). Lauren is a contributing author to Huffington Post and Autism Parenting Magazine, and blogs at www.awesomeandincontrol.com.