Teacher Tips: Self-Regulation Resources

This month, LASARD is sharing our favorite visual supports to help learners self-regulate! Self-regulation helps us stop, think, and make a choice before acting.

Resource #3: Size of Problem

In order for students to learn how to identify the size of a problem and appropriate responses for each size, you have to teach and practice this concept with different scenarios throughout their day.

• No chocolate milk from breakfast? Small Problem
• Having to stay inside for recess because of the weather? To some students this may be a Giant Problem, but the reality is that this is a Medium Problem.
• Making a bad grade on a test because you didn’t study? Big Problem!

Using the Size of Your Problem strategy is appropriate for all ages. You can use different levels/sizes and even incorporate pictures to help with understanding and comprehension.

Download Size of Problem Templates here.

Find more free resources for educators here.

Resource #2: Mindfulness

This interactive visual is great when our learners need support when they’re dysregulated! This grounding technique helps them reconnect to their surroundings!

Download the Mindfulness resource here.

Find more free resources for educators here.

Resource #1: 5-Point Scale

We love the 5-Point Scale because it is a visual support that helps students with disabilities understand their internal cues. This support also gives them the tools to know what they can do when they feel overwhelmed, or we can help direct them to other calming strategies. You can watch LASARD Facilitator Ali Kowitz explain this resource in the webinar below!

Download the 5-Point Scale resource here.

Find more free resources for educators here.

Watch and Learn

This 30-minute webinar explores how to help children (and adults) learn self-regulation skills – or the ability to stop, think, and make a choice before acting. LASARD Facilitator Ali Kowitz, M.Ed., ET/P will show you different strategies and resources for teaching self-regulation skills.

 


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