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Teacher Tip: The Dos and Don’ts of Fidgets for Kids

"Fidgets, like squeeze balls and key chains, are self-regulation tools that promote movement and tactile input. They can be great for kids who struggle with attention, focus and sensory processing. But in my many years as a teacher and parent, I've often seen them misused."

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This chart is very simple. You can post it on your board or on the wall in your room. It lists several coping skills (self-management, self-regulation) that you can teach to your students. They are extremely useful ways for students to calm themselves down without making noise or getting out of their seats.

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self-regulation scale for students who struggle with behavior - could modify for some kiddos next year

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Supporting Self-Regulation in the Classroom

Supporting Self-Regulation in the Classroom - Guest blogger Leah Kalis shares strategies for helping students regulate their thoughts, feelings, and actions to manage stress and control impulses.

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Using the Zones of Regulation Activities in Therapy

Using the Zones of Regulation Activities in Therapy! - thedabblingspeechie - Great video clips to show the different zones

Free App to Help with Self Regulation, Deep Breathing and Motor Planning - pinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit for all our pediatric therapy pins

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