Teaching Emotional Regulation

Teaching Emotional Regulation

Presented by Michelle Ryan

Best practice and evidence-based strategies to teach emotional regulation to exceptional individuals. The audience for this workshop isĀ families of children with an exceptionality – ASD, etc.

Emotional regulation can be a very difficult skill to teach to children. Using a variety of approaches and theories, this workshop discusses how parents can teach and incorporate these strategies into every day life. After this session, participants will:

  • Have a more thorough understanding of emotional regulation and what it can really mean for individuals with an exceptionality.
  • Learn about different theories of arousal and how it effects children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Determining stressors, arousal level and emotional regulation
  • Be able to determine successful relaxation techniques for individuals and designing effective relaxation schedule
  • Be able to utilize various strategies to assist in developing and maintaining emotional regulation skills
  • Be able to better predict when an outburst may be about to occur to be able to more effectively use proactive, positive strategies.
  • Using the arousal curve to determine how/when to respond