Self-Regulation

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...
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...
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...

Seat Cushions as an Option for Sitting Still

We are halfway through the school year and our children's struggles, whatever they may be, are more apparent by now. For some, the challenge may be the inability to sit still in the classroom. As...
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...
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...

Students Living and Coping With Sensory Differences

As an individual with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, I experience sensory differences. These sensory differences can and often do impact my day-to-day life. One important thing to remember is that I have always had...

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...
Bath

5 Steps to Help a Child with Unwanted Thoughts

Most children experience ‘bad’ thoughts but easily disregard them. However, some children and teenagers pay too much importance to their unpleasant thoughts and become fearful that a loved one will be harmed, or that...

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...