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Your Elementary School Psychologist

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By Your Elementary School Psychologist
Teaching cognitive behavioral principles to elementary school children is a challenge for you as a busy mental health provider and teacher instructing social emotional learning. An easy way for you to conquer this challenge is by using my teaching
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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Fun Stuff, Flash Cards, Games
$20.00
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By Your Elementary School Psychologist
This free exercise is designed to: 1. identify thoughts, feelings and behaviors 2. understand that what children think about a situation is linked to how they feel and what they do Given 25 feeling word images, children will pair each image with a
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$2.50
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By Your Elementary School Psychologist
If your students have completed the free exercises 1-8, by this time, they are able to identify their thoughts. Now, it’s time to identify unhelpful (Iffy) thoughts. Pairing the definition of each cognitive distortion (adapted from Dr. David Burns)
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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$2.50
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By Your Elementary School Psychologist
On Second Thought: From Iffy to Witty Thoughts (OST) is a teaching tool with ready-made lesson plans that aim to teach children ages 7-11 cognitive behavioral principles. Included are 19 activities based on cognitive behavioral models proposed by
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Special Education, School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Workbooks, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$90.00
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By Your Elementary School Psychologist
Use this free exercise to help children practice recall of unhelpful and helpful thoughts learned in the previous free exercises. Given an unhelpful thought, children will use the illustrations below to find a helpful thought that challenges the
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$5.00
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By Your Elementary School Psychologist
This free exercise is designed to: 1. distinguish between a situation (i.e. what’s happening) and a thought and 2. to discover the link between a situation and a thought. In this exercise, children will read 10 real life situations and be given an
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$1.00
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By Your Elementary School Psychologist
Learning new behavior skills is about practice, practice, practice. Continuing with using idioms that represent the cognitive distortions, let’s move on to learning the definition of each idiom that represents a cognitive distortion. Use the list of
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$2.50
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By Your Elementary School Psychologist
For Teachers: Use these lists as your reference guide in observing the alignment between cognitive distortions (Burns) and Iffy Thoughts (Busto & Busto). Going a step further, Witty Thoughts (Busto & Busto) are listed next to the cognitive
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Teacher Manuals
$1.00
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By Your Elementary School Psychologist
The free exercise is designed to: 1. distinguish between feelings and behaviors2. understand that feelings are linked to behaviorsChildren will write a sentence describing their behavior (what they would do) next to a feeling they had. Note: Each
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
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$1.00
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By Your Elementary School Psychologist
This free exercise is designed to: 1. distinguish between a behavior and a consequence2. understand the link between a behavior and a consequence Children will reflect on their past behaviors and pair their behavior with a consequence. Also
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$1.00
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By Your Elementary School Psychologist
The goal of this free exercise is to: 1. identify and distinguish between a situation, thought, feeling, behavior and a consequence2. to understand the link between themGiven feeling illustrations, children will complete the link by writing a
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (9.71 MB)
By Your Elementary School Psychologist
This free exercise is designed to: 1. distinguish between a situation (i.e. what’s happening) and a thought 2. to discover the link between a situation and a thought. In this exercise, children will read 10 real life situations and be given an
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$1.00
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By Your Elementary School Psychologist
Goals: 1. Children will distinguish between thoughts, feelings and behaviors2. Children will recognize the connection between, thoughts, feelings and behaviors This activity is designed to help children understand that what they think affects how
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$7.00
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By Your Elementary School Psychologist
How good are you at identifying an iffy thought when you see it? In this exercise begin by turning to the last page to read a list of 13 sample sentences. Each sentence expresses an Iffy Thought. Then turn back to the first page and do your best to
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (12.48 MB)
By Your Elementary School Psychologist
The previous 4 activities presented Iffy Thoughts, now it’s time to introduce witty thoughts. As you may have guessed, Witty Thoughts are more helpful ones (remember thinking more witty thoughts may lead to better outcomes to a situation) and offer
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$2.50
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By Your Elementary School Psychologist
This Tossing Around Witty Thoughts Volume consists of 4 activities that add up to 133 amusing pages to help you learn about Witty Thoughts. Let’s pick up on better habits by looking at some “Witty Thoughts”. These rationale thoughts are presented in
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Workbooks, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$25.00
Digital Download PDF (41.29 MB)
By Your Elementary School Psychologist
Questions? Feel free to contact me at drtbusto@aol.com Around More Than a Thought Volume consists of 8 activities that add up to 306 thought provoking pages. These first 8 activities are based upon the ABC model of irrational beliefs (Ellis,
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Workbooks, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$25.00
Digital Download PDF (22.32 MB)
By Your Elementary School Psychologist
Tossing Around Iffy Thoughts teaches children about cognitive distortions. Cognitive distortions are automatic, unhelpful and irrational thoughts that we all have each day. These thoughts were outlined as a list of ten cognitive distortions and
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Workbooks, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$25.00
Digital Download PDF (33.53 MB)
By Your Elementary School Psychologist
For the last 3 free exercises, children have been learning about Witty Thoughts and how to recognize when they or others are engaged in Witty Thinking. Now children will have the opportunity to read some witty quotes (which we hope will be fun to
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$2.50
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By Your Elementary School Psychologist
Here’s your next free exercise! Given 13 iffy thoughts illustrations children will create their own sample sentences for each iffy thought. Note: Each free exercise builds on the next one so if you would like to follow the sequence, start with the
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, School Psychology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (12.23 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Dr. Busto is a psychologist licensed in New York State and is certified as a school psychologist. She has been employed in Farmingdale School District since 1997 where, in addition to her job description, she trains both masters and doctoral level students as part of their internship experience. Since 2002, Dr. Busto has maintained a private practice with offices in both the north and south shores of Long Island, New York.

MY TEACHING STYLE

The two most effective styles for me and my students are: a hands on approach combined with discussion and collaboration. I've discovered that elementary school students often perform well with a hands on style of teaching because it gets them involved in their learning. This approach works well for both audio and visual learners. My students are eager to participate when I give them information in a more personal and direct manner. I combine this style with collaboration and discussion. This further offers my students the opportunity to discuss their feelings and listen to one another.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Note: the SMART Notebook version of this program has had independent studies conducted since 2016 by doctoral students supervised by a professor from a university in New York. Small studies have demonstrated a reduction in anxiety and anger and have been presented at national conventions since 2016. Please feel free to visit my website at www.onsecond-thought.com for additional information.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Dr. Busto earned her B.A. in Psychology and her Psy.D. in School/Community Psychology both from Hofstra University. In between time, she has earned her M.S. in School Psychology from St. John’s University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Having graduated from programs that emphasize the benefits of learning cognitive behavioral skills, Dr. Busto decided to create a way to deliver said skills to children. Given the complexity of the task, Dr. Busto has collaborated with Paula Busto. Paula Busto earned a M.S. in education and also completed formal study in school counseling at C.W. Post College. With 22 years of public teaching experience on both the elementary and secondary levels combined with Dr. Busto’s education and work history, they constructed a program called, “On Second Thought: from Iffy to Witty Thoughts”. Please feel free to visit my website at www.onsecond-thought.com and/or email me at drtbusto@aol.com with any questions.

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