Sports Participation and Self-Regulation Skills in Children

Sports Participation and Self-Regulation Skills in Children

Sports Participation and Self-Regulation Skills in Children There are plenty of physical and health benefits to sports participation in children but there may be further cognitive benefits as well.  Early Childhood Research Quarterly published research on sports participation and self-regulation skills in children.  There is little experimental evidence investigating the association between sports participation and self-regulation.  This […]

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Motor Overflow in Preschool Children

Motor Overflow in Preschool Children

Motor Overflow in Preschool Children When observing preschoolers complete complex motor tasks, you may observe an increase in motor activation displayed as extraneous movements in body parts not actively involved in the current task.  These extraneous movements are sometimes called motor overflow, mirror movements or associated movements.  Perceptual and Motor Skills published research examining what […]

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Executive Functions, Motor Abilities and Daily Functioning in Children

Executive Functions, Motor Abilities and Daily Functioning in Children

Executive Functions, Motor Abilities and Daily Functioning in Children The Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools and Early Intervention published research on the contribution of executive functions beyond motor ability to the participation in daily life activities of children. The participants included 22 children (5–6 years old) who received occupational therapy services and 22 typically developing peers […]

The Ultimate Guide to Self Regulation in Children

Ultimate Guide to Self Regulation in Children

The Ultimate Guide to Self-Regulation Self regulation is the ability to tolerate sensations, situations and distress and form appropriate responses.  Simply stated, it is the ability to control emotions, thinking, behavior and motor actions in different situations.Here are the many different strategies, Here are the many different strategies, tips and resources that Your Therapy Source has […]

10 FUN Self Control Games to Practice Self Regulation Skills (No Equipment Needed)

10 FUN self control games to practice self regulation skills in children - the games require no equipment or preparation. They make great brain breaks too!

Self-regulation skills help children to control emotions, thinking, behavior and motor actions in different situations.  Throughout the day, children need the ability to tolerate sensations, situations and form appropriate responses.  It requires that children control their impulses to stop doing something if needed and to participate in something even if the children does not want […]

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Emotions Freebie – Calming Down and I Feel Happy

These two activities from the Emotions Packet encourage various visual motor skills, fine motor skills, handwriting and sensory input to help children express and understand emotions.  The first activity page, I FEEL HAPPY, the child has to draw a happy face, circle all of the happy faces, draw things that make the child feel happy […]

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3 Steps to Help Children Improve Self Control and Focus

All young children need to learn self control and how to focus.  At times, there are children who may need extra help to learn these skills in order to function better in the classroom and at home.  It is never too early to start even in infancy.  As parents, therapists and teachers sometimes we can […]

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Are You Ready to Work Clip Chart Freebie

Are you ready to work?  Are You Ready To Work Clip Chart helps students to identify their state of regulation and ability to learn using visual supports.  Each color category represents different emotions or levels of alertness.  The students can decide how they are feeling and clip the clothes pin to the correct color.  The […]

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Self Regulation Skills and Developmental Coordination Disorder

The Journal of Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics published observational research on self regulation skills and developmental coordination disorder (DCD).  The study included 15 children, with and without DCD and examined the differences in children’s use of self-regulatory and metacognitive skill during motor learning.  The self regulatory behavior of the participants was observed using […]

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Self Regulation Skills at School

Self regulation skills at school require the ability to tolerate sensations, situations and distress and form appropriate responses.  Simply stated, it is the ability to control emotions, thinking, behavior and motor actions in different situations.  In children, self regulation matures just like other developmental processes. Children get older and learn to think before they act. Research indicates […]