Calm Down Cards: Self-Regulation Strategy Cards: Boardmaker Adapted

Calm Down Cards: Self-Regulation Strategy Cards: Boardmaker Adapted
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These cards can be used by any student, verbal or nonverbal, who struggle with self-regulation and coping strategies when they experience frustration.

Card packs contain 16 calming strategies that can be used in any setting, home, school, outpatient clinics, etc.

Cards can be carried by staff working with a student or students who frequently become dysregulated to offer them more appropriate coping strategies or they can be carried by students.

Perfect for any individual working with children:

Teachers, special ed teachers, parents, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, school psychologists, social workers, etc.

Cards are available:

In color with Boardmaker icons

In color without Boardmaker icons

Black/White with Boardmaker icons

Black/White without Boardmaker icons

Coping Strategies Included:

Deep breathing

Chew on a chewy


Drinking water

Happy thoughts

Jumping jacks

Reading a book

Going to a quiet space

Wall pushups


Playing with blocks


Bouncing on a ball chair

Going for a walk



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15 pages
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Lifelong tool
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