Episode 25: How to Teach Self Regulation and Coping Skills

Check out the full podcast to learn everything you need to know about teaching self regulation and coping skills.

In this episode of Autism Academy 360, Abby discusses the essential topic of teaching self-regulation and coping skills to autistic students. We begin by defining self-regulation and discussing its significance in daily life. We delve into the common challenges autistic students face with self-regulation and examine how these difficulties can impact their learning and social interactions. Next, we address the importance of identifying triggers and stressors that can disrupt self-regulation.

Then we move on to practical strategies for teaching self-regulation techniques. Breathing exercises and mindfulness practices, sensory-based strategies, and discuss the concept of a calm-down corner or safe space, offering guidelines for setting up and utilizing these areas effectively in the classroom.

Collaboration with support networks is essential for success in teaching self-regulation. We discuss the importance of involving parents and caregivers, sharing techniques and tools used in the classroom that can be applied at home. Working with occupational therapists and other specialists to integrate professional advice and support into classroom strategies is also covered. 

This episode offers a comprehensive guide for SPED teachers looking to enhance their approach to teaching self-regulation and coping skills, providing practical tips and real-life examples to support their efforts.

Episode Highlights:

  • What is self regulation
  • Self Regulation Techniques
  • How to teach these techniques

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