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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 […]

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 […]