Emotional Regulation Strategies
The teachers of 153 are driven to increase the emotional regulation strategies implemented in the classroom. Ideally, the goal is to give the students the ability to utilize various approaches in order to keep themselves regulated throughout the day. Our vision is that these strategies will be easily accessible for our students to use them here, at home, and in the community. In our classroom some of these strategies include giving sensory input, breaks, timers, visuals, and schedules. Currently, we are collaborating as a team to write emotional regulation plans individualized for each student’s needs. These plans include the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), classroom modifications, and sensory strategies which teach the students to advocate for their regulation needs. In the past year we have seen extensive progress in our students’ ability to utilize positive strategies to replace maladaptive behaviors.