A colourful classroom or individual visual that can be used to teach children about their emotions and how these can be regulated. Children relate to the 'volcano' metaphor to try to stay calm and prevent 'an eruption' from occurring. The visual serves as both a reminder to stay calm and what to do when they notice that their emotions are changing to a state less than calm. A makeshift arrow can be attached to this so that the child can also signal to the teacher in a non verbal way how they are feeling so the teacher or aide can be alerted to support the child as early as possible.
This type of visual reduces anxiety and helps to manage behaviour especially for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), mental health - anxiety and trauma, communication and language difficulties and disabilities.