Self-regulation and calming strategies
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- Self-regulation and calming strategies
The 5 Point Scale Some children may benefit from tools and resources to help them scale and regulate their feelings. The Five Point Scale is a great resource to help children identify the size of the feeling.
Emotional Check-ins What are they and how do you use them?
Grounding Techniques When people feel really overwhelmed, at times it can be useful to use what are called Grounding Techniques.
Feelings and self-regulation Self-Regulation Self-regulation is a skill that children have to develop before they can learn anything. It is a pre-requisite for efficient cognitive development and for good communication and socialization. Self-regulation ability is connected to how we regulate emotion, stress and our physical states.
Movement breaks Children with specific sensory needs or sensitivities benefit from activities which “feed” their preferences. During times of change and uncertainty many children will not be getting the natural sensory input their bodies are used to.
Movement breaks Incorporating Sensory Input into Daily Activities
Breathing techniques One of the main tools for managing stress and anxiety are breathing techniques. There are many different types of breathing exercises that you could do and you can find a simple breathing exercise on the NHS website