This resource is aimed at pupils with social, emotional or sensory difficulties whose “emotional bucket” can overflow at some stage during the school day. It consists of twenty-two different strategies which the pupil could employ during those times when a meltdown is threatening due to sensory overload.
Pupils with sensory or emotional difficulties, pupils with autism or pupils with anger issues may find it difficult to regulate their emotions when their “emotional bucket” overflows. In such situations, they may experience a “meltdown”, an outburst or another reaction as a response to their emotional disequilibrium.
In a moment of calm and quiet at some other stage, the teacher could go through these strategies with the pupil and let them select a number of personal options to add to their “emotional toolbox” to use when things become difficult in the future.
The strategies could be displayed as posters in the classroom or in an SEN classroom. They could also be printed two or four to a page to be made into a booklet that pupils could keep in their bag or book basket for reference.
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