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School Psych Corner: Emotional Self Regulation: Techniques for Teaching

[Source:  Crisis via School Psyched]

What is emotional self regulation?
Emotional self regulation is the ability to monitor and manage our own behavior. With self regulation, we can calm ourselves down when we’re distressed, and pick ourselves up when we’re low. Self-regulation is developmental in nature, just like learning to walk, talk, and read.

How do you teach a student who hasn’t learned emotional self regulation?
Teaching academics is far from easy when a student hasn’t learned how to manage stressors or emotions.

In this interview, I talk with occupational therapist Leah Kuypers about the program she created to teach kids self-regulation skills.

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