Children and adolescents who struggle with self-regulation often look like they aren’t paying attention, lack self-control or have difficulty making transitions.
They tend to act out, get placed in timeout, or sent to the principal’s office—missing important learning and socializing time. Seemingly unaware of the consequences of their behavior these kids push boundaries even when given punitive consequences. We are familiar with the kids; the challenge becomes how to intervene.
In this workshop recording, learn the components of self-regulation that are crucial to understanding sensory, cognitive, behavioral, and psychological breakdowns of children.
You will learn how working memory, inhibitory control, and mental rigidity—components of Executive Functioning (EF) —impede self-regulation and how essential supporting self-regulation development is to improved EF.
The good news—self-regulation and EF skills can be taught!
Drawing on over 45 years of professional experience Kathy Morris, M.Ed., will teach you visual strategies and hands-on techniques that provide children structure, predictability and routines—components essential to supporting self-regulation.
Under Kathy’s expertise, you will learn:
Communication strategies most effective when children are under stress
Visual ques to alert of schedule changes, surprises and transitions to alleviate anxiety
Video modeling scenarios to teach social skills and flexible thinking
Powerful incentives to teach acceptable behaviors and problem-solving skills
Visual supports to target desired behavior and provide clear direction
Through video case studies, visual demonstrations of strategies and dynamic discussions, you will learn how to implement these strategies tomorrow morning at school, during therapy or counseling, home and community.