When emotions arise, especially strong emotions we often have a VERY big reaction. Sometimes emotions can be confusing, and sometimes the reaction doesn't seem fit the emotion.
Regulating emotions requires being able to recognize, name and understand our feelings. This is something we are all learning!
Self regulation or emotional regulation is the ability to maintain or change how we feel, which influences our ability to engage in play, "work" or interacting with others every day. Learning to identify emotions and tools to manage are essential!
Learn about some tools on my blog!
Even though the use of technology continues to grow, printing is the primary tool of communication and assessment for students in the classroom. Concerns related to handwriting is one of the fastest growing areas of referral to occupational therapy. Children who struggle with the quality and/or speed of writing are frequently at a disadvantage in the classroom.
There are many well-documented consequences of poor handwriting in research literature including secondary consequences of poor self-esteem and underachieving in school.
Fortunately, there are also many studies which offer strong evidence that structured handwriting instruction leads to improved writing performance, academic success, and improved self-esteem.
When things are challenging for our children, it is tough.
An Occupational Therapist can complete an assessment to determine specific areas that are challenging and develop a plan with you to support your child's growth and development. We want the things your child needs and wants to do to be completed with more ease and success!