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How to Deal with Challenging Behaviors in Preschool

Recent research discovered a novel and fun idea for how to deal with challenging behaviors in preschool and the results lasted for 12 months!

Do you struggle to manage challenging behaviors in preschoolers? The academic expectations in preschool continue to advance leaving some children to “act out” or have trouble following the school routine. Perhaps you have tried behavior interventions like reward charts or positive behavior supports but nothing seems to make a difference. Considering that self-regulation skills and […]

How to Help with Emotional Dysregulation in Children

Do you feel like children seem to have more difficulties with self-regulation? Maybe your own children or you see other children acting out more than ever. Parenting has changed so much over the last few decades making the job impossible on many days. Here are a few suggestions to help with emotional dysregulation in children.

Do you feel like children seem to have more difficulties with self-regulation? Maybe your own children or you see other children acting out more than ever. Parenting has changed so much over the last few decades making the job impossible on many days. Here are a few suggestions to help with emotional dysregulation in children. […]

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Academic and Personal Behaviors Necessary for Student Success

There are many academic and personal behaviors necessary for student success that teachers instill in their students. Doing well in school is not all about good grades. Students need foundational skills in order to be successful students. Some examples are persistence, engagement, work habits, organizational skills, communication, collaboration, and self-regulation.

There are many academic and personal behaviors necessary for student success that teachers instill in their students. Doing well in school is not all about good grades. Students need foundational skills in order to be successful students. Some examples are persistence, engagement, work habits, organizational skills, communication, collaboration, and self-regulation. Persistence Persistence is one of […]

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How to Improve Emotional Self-Regulation Among Children with Autism and Attention Disorders

How to Improve Emotional Self-Regulation

This is a super helpful article on how to improve emotional self-regulation among children with autism and attention disorders.  It is a guest post from OnlinePsychology@Pepperdine, the online Masters in Applied Behavioral Analysis program from Pepperdine University. Do the children that you work with get distracted easily and need to be repeatedly reminded to complete a simple […]

Improving Self-Regulation Skills for All Students

A systemic review and meta-analysis were recently completed on improving self-regulation skills for all students. There is an increasing amount of evidence supports the positive associations of self-regulation skills with health, social and educational outcomes.

A systemic review and meta-analysis were recently completed on improving self-regulation skills for all students.  There is an increasing amount of evidence supports the positive associations of self-regulation skills with health, social and educational outcomes. Information about the Study on Self-Regulation JAMA Pediatrics completed a systematic review and meta-analysis of rigorously evaluated interventions through July 2016 […]

Practice Self-Regulation Skills with Visual Supports and Games

As children develop motor skills and process sensory information they start to understand how their body can move slow, fast and all the speeds in between.  Over time, children begin to learn to self-regulate and determine their “just right” body.  Therapists, teachers, and parents can help children practice self-regulation skills with visual supports and games.   […]

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Obesity and Self-Regulation in Children

Previous research on obesity and self-regulation in children has indicated that poor self-regulation is associated with increased risk of obesity.  Recent research examined how varying levels of toddler self-regulation are associated with obesity in girls compared to boys.

Obesity and Self-Regulation in Children Previous research on obesity and self-regulation in children has indicated that poor self-regulation is associated with increased risk of obesity.  Recent research examined how varying levels of toddler self-regulation are associated with the prevalence of obesity at kindergarten age and whether the pattern of association is different between boys and […]

Key Components of Effective Interventions for Self-Regulation

Key Components of Effective Interventions for Self-Regulation Did you know that research indicates that self-regulation skills develop over time?  Did you know that research also shows that self-regulation skills can improve with effective interventions?  Research indicates that there are key components of effective interventions for self-regulation.  Here are 4 questions regarding effective interventions for self-regulation: […]

Self-Regulation and Early Writing Skills

Self-Regulation and Early Writing Skills

Self-Regulation and Early Writing Skills Children with higher levels of self-regulation at the beginning of the school year achieved higher scores in reading, vocabulary, and math at the end of the school year. Researchers have concluded that improving self-regulation in children can improve academic achievement and behavioral responses.  Recently, a study examined the relationship between […]

How to Help a Child During a Meltdown

How to Help a Child During a Meltdown

How to Help a Child During a Meltdown Have you ever experienced a child when they start to spiral out of control? Maybe it is out of frustration, lack of self-regulation, increased anger or they are experiencing overload but regardless of the reason it can be difficult to calm that child down. Perhaps you try […]