Self-Regulation

What is Self-Regulation? Self-Regulation and Me!

Today I would like to talk about self-regulation, because I feel it is a very important topic. Once a person learns how to self-regulate, their life will become a lot easier. But first, I am...
Five Point Scale

The Five Point Scale – It’s Impact on Self-Regulation

As an individual on the spectrum, I love using The Five Point Scale for self-regulation. I have used it numerous times, in many different situations. One aspect I love about The Five Point Scale...
emotional control

Avoid Outbursts: Teach Children Emotional Control

When my son, JJ, was 16 years old, he was suspended from high school for his impulsive behavior. His peers seemed to know what buttons to push to get him to lose emotional control...
class clown - attention

Is Your Child a “Class Clown” to Gain Acceptance?

We all want to be accepted and to have friends,  particularly at school but sometimes kids with special-isms are so socially different that they stand out from their classmates.  Standing out makes it much...

Engage Kids in the Classroom: 8 Ideas for Heavy Work

It’s Monday morning. You grab your coffee and head into your classroom, ready for a great week. You have your lesson plans ready to launch onto your third grade class. You look across the...
self-regulation

Discover Calm: Build a Self-Regulation Tool Box

In my article, What in the World is Self-Regulation? Self-Regulation and Me!, I talked about self-regulation. This month I would like to provide more strategies for self-regulation, because I feel that it is a...
Think Before You Speak

Impulsive Speaking: Teach Kids to Think First

We all know kids and even adults who struggle with impulsive speaking.  Consider Johnny - Johnny blurts out as loud as he can that the lady in the red dress at the supermarket is...
Sensory Reduction

Meltdown? Reduce Sensory Input, Reduce the Intensity

Meltdowns! They're arguably the most feared events for the parents of children with isms but did you know that the child or adult with an ism fears them too? Meltdowns are short periods of...
Meltdown

Avoid Outbursts – Get Emotional Responses Under Control

When my son JJ was 16 years old, he was suspended from high school for his impulsive behavior. His peers knew what buttons to push and it continually got him into trouble. The Incredible...
Chewigem Disc Pendant

Oral Sensory Solution: The CHEWIGEM® Disc Pendant

"Oral sensory tools are often geared towards younger children, yet as we know, a child's need to self-regulate via an oral sensory tool may continue throughout the school age years. The creative and appealing...