As a part of your school’s positive behavior supports or IEPs, are you working to teach self-regulation skills? Do you have children who need tier II and tier III interventions for sensory or emotional-behavioral issues? Do you want to designate an area in your room or school where you go with children to teach self-awareness skills and self-regulation strategies? Are you always trying to ‘calm down’ active and restless children so they can do academic tasks? Do you want to track data on what strategies were used and what the results of your interventions were? Do you want your children to learn what helps them to calm down when they are restless, angry, or upset? If you are using a sensory space or self-regulation space do you want to improve consistency with para-professional staff carryover and adherence to your programming? Do you want kids to take what they learn in a sensory room and have specific strategies to use in their classrooms?
is an Occupational Therapist designed self-regulation curriculum. It can be used with elementary age children with Autism, Emotional Behavioral Disturbance, Intellectual Disabilities, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Sensory Dysregulation, and more. This curriculum provides an effective, time-efficient structured system to give out of classroom breaks, improve self-awareness and self-advocacy, teach specific self-regulation skills so that kids have tools to use in their classrooms. This system will get kids moving, give them the benefits of a brainpower boost [from getting their heart rate up], give them heavy work and isometrics to help them calm down, and help them learn techniques to quiet and control their bodies in order to return to their academic work.
Setting up a self-regulation space with four important areas.
Setting up and maintaining a self-regulation plan.
Creating alternative plans
Sample IEP goals & objectives
Professional Development Materials:
Purpose and use of self-regulation space
Using the four areas
Supporting the categorization of feelings and actions by color zones
BREATHE & BREATHE ~Alternatives
Data Collection Sheet
Tap In-Tap Out [Compatible with Zones of Regulation©]
‘Self-Regulation is’ banner
Hero themed informational and affirmation posters
>>>Plan and Task Cards>>>
MOVE~ 24 tasks + blank cards
WORK~ 15 tasks + blank cards
BREATHE~ 12 tasks
BREATHE Alternatives~ 15 tasks
Feeling or Action sort
Color Space sort
My Plan of Acton
When I am in red, yellow, green, and blue....
Color-coded task cards give students managed choices. This simple system is easily used as-is for any child, and is easily individualized to meet the specific needs of multiple individual children in a building. It is adaptable to your situation and the space and tools that you have available.
Purchase of this product includes an all-school license. Any teacher, therapist, behavioral support person, or school may purchase Move~Work~Breathe to use with all students within that one building. This is a growing bundle; after you purchase it you can freely download updates. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request additional materials.
************* TESTIMONIALS *******************
Principal: ‘I like that the areas and posters give any staff person who brings a child in here ideas of what to do with them.’
Physical Therapist: ‘The signs make the areas more interesting to kids. The kids can come in here in red or yellow and recognize that they are in green when leaving.’
Special Eduction Teacher: ‘I love this system! I have been wanting something like this for my entire career.’
Occupational Therapist: ‘I really like the concreteness of the plan format as I am finding that is necessary when you have multiple paraprofessionals completing regulation breaks.’
Special Eduction Teacher: ‘I love being able to actually teach skills to students that they can use in classrooms.’
Paraprofessional: ‘I like bringing a child in this room and knowing what to do with them.’
Principal: ‘Given this programming, we can now use this for Tier II interventions for children that have repeated behavioral referrals.’
Teacher: I have set these up as centers in the classroom and the kids love them.
Social Worker: Thank you this is very helpful at the elementary school level! The visuals are very great as well!
Parent: My son's OT recommended this for him and it really seems to be helping. Thank you for creating this.
Special Eduction Teacher: This is the best product I have found so far to help me teach my students with autism how to better regulate themselves. The visuals are awesome and I appreciate the thorough explanation on how to implement this product.
For additional Visual Supports, Behavior, and Self-Regulation Tools: from Print Path
➜ Teaching a Growth Mindset
➜ Visual Supports: Self Regulation and Classroom Participation~Special Ed BUNDLE
➜ Yoga Movement Breaks
➜ Classroom Rules
➜ Visual Supports: Locker Skills and Locker Routines
➜ Flexible Bathroom Social Stories for Girls
➜ Flexible Bathroom Social Stories for Boys
➜ Occupational Therapy: Visual Supports to Increase the Effectiveness of Therapy
# Occupational Therapy #Sensory-Regulation # Positive Behavioral Supports