For parents, many of these behaviors may seem familiar. But many typically developing children are able to improve their self-management skills, or executive functions, as they grow older and take on more responsibility. Some, including children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, traumatic brain injury and other learning disabilities, have a harder time and may face executive function deficits.”
Today’s blog defines emotional regulation and executive functioning. Furthermore, it discusses how teaching children with special needs emotional self-regulation skills can help them better manage emotional responses, and contains strategies to help your child enhance their emotional regulation skills!