Teaching Self-Calming Skills

August 23, 2014 in Special Education Articles by Jess

"You need to calm down."

This is something I hear a lot in my work as a behavior specialist when a student starts to get agitated-- answering rudely, refusing to work, making insulting comments or whining. A teacher might tell a child to "go sit in the beanbag chair and calm down" or simply "relax."

The problem is, many students don't know how to calm down. This is especially true for children who display chronic agitation or defiance. Read the rest of this entry →

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