This book provides activities and reproducible worksheets to help students think about and practice strategies to become more reflective (vs. impulsive). Using cognitive-behavioural theory and techniques, it is intended to provide school personnel with tools to teach students how to stop and think before acting. The games, role-plays and worksheets are presented in a playful, but thoughtful manner to help engage children while they learn invaluable lessons about how to use self-control techniques. These activities teach children how to: understand impulse control; use patience and tolerance; anticipate consequences; practice good problem-solving; recognize and manage feelings; use impulse control with peers; practice good listening skills; "Be the Boss" of impulses; use impulse control with anger and anxiety;and more!
Impulse Control Activities & Worksheets for Middle School Students provides teachers, school counsellors, social workers and psychologists with tools to assist students in grades 6-8 with better impulse control. Lessons address the multiple areas that are affected by impulsivity such as academics, emotions, problem-solving, social skills, and romantic relationships. Expanding on existing evidenced-based practices for decreasing impulsivity, lessons provide specific, engaging activities and worksheets to use with groups or individuals. The activities are designed to teach students how to: understand the value of impulse control; use patience and tolerance; anticipate consequences; practice good problem-solving strategies; recognize and manage feelings; use impulse control with peers; practice good listening skills; "Be the Boss" of impulses; use impulse control with anger and anxiety; and more!
Helping children develop greater empathy-related awareness and skill can help prevent negative social behaviors such as bullying, meanness, and alienation. Empathy is a fundamental social emotion because it brings a sense of emotional connection to others. It moves us past the self and into relational awareness. It is this awareness that is not only basic to all healthy relationships; it is the root of prosocial behavior, altruism, kindness and peace. Empathy has cognitive, affective and behavioral components that can be learned and improved upon by children. Each topic-related lesson includes five inviting worksheets that can be reproduced and used repeatedly with elementary school-aged students.
This book provides 100+ creative activities for helping the child and the problem. In individual counselling with children, we need to connect with the child, gather information about the child and their needs, explore the problem, implement and create a plan together, and then assess if the plan is working. Various contact forms, referrals, feedback forms, and information gathering activities are included along with activities to assist in understanding and dealing with the problem. In addition, creative activities are shared to deal with specific problem areas of: Feelings; Self-Concept; Friendship; Academic Support; Behavior; Divorce; and Death.
Author: Susan Epstein
Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media
Release Date: 2011
Over the past 30 years we have seen a rise in explosive, challenging and resistant behaviors in children and adolescents. What use to work with difficult kids may not be working for professionals and parents alike. A new approach is needed that is tailored to the individual need and is directive, creative - and FUN. This cutting-edge tips workbook will guide professionals in working with children, adolescents and families across multiple settings and treatment modalities. Inside, find easy to use worksheets, handouts and step-by-step tips and proven techniques to foster the working relationship required to elicit change and healing.
Author: Jon E. Grant
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2011-02-14
If you feel you are no longer in control of your behavior, that your actions may have interfered with your family, social, or working life, this workbook can help you take back control.Impulse control disorders (ICDs) include pathological gambling (PG), kleptomania/compulsive stealing (KM), pyromania/fire setting (PY), and compulsive buying (CB). ICDs are characterized by difficulties resisting urges to engage in behaviors that are excessive and/or ultimately harmful to oneself or others. ICDs are relatively common and can be significantly harmful - even life threatening. They can also be effectively treated with behavioral therapies.Overcoming Impulse Control Problems is written by researchers with years of experience studying the psychology of impulse control disorders. This book represents the treatment they have found to be the most effective at controlling urges to gamble, steal, set fires, and over-spend. It will also help you to better understand the true nature of impulse control problems, and will help to prevent future problems. Intended for use in conjunction with supervised therapy, this workbook includes various self-assessmnets and exercises designed to help you realize the truth behind your actions, and to reach the ultimate goal of changing your impulsive behaviors.This workbook and the corresponding therapist guide form a complete treatment package that will help you overcome your impulsive behaviors and learn skills that are useful for a lifetime.
Self-regulation includes a universal set of skills necessary for academic success emotional control and healthy social interaction. With this single resource you will be able to address children's anger problems academic performance challenges anxieties school safety issues self-esteem social skills and much more. From the creator of the popular web-based Challenge Software program for children comes a resource that provides a solid yet flexible foundation for intervention. The individual strategies are presented in a simple step-by-step process using lessons activities and reproducible worksheets. These strategies can be used individually for a quick intervention with children. They can also be used to create dozens of unique curricula tailor-made to target specific problem areas for small groups or classrooms. AS the term 'self-regulation' suggests this approach focuses on teaching children how to regulate their own emotions and behaviors. The authors have split the self-regulation training process into three functional area: physical emotional and cognitive. Using strategies based soundly upon the evidence base of cognitive-behavioral psychology this resource will help you move children progressively through skill areas in each of these three domains. The strategies are creative fresh and engaging in a way to help create change quickly. This resource was designed to help professionals increase the long-term impact of their work with children. A CD-ROM of reproducible worksheets is included with the book.
Are YOU using self-control in your everyday life? Are you teaching your children how to calm down, how to understand and recognize their feelings and control their actions, and how to be kind and thoughtful to others? Are you teaching your children self-control and - the most important skill of all - how to manage their own behavior? Learn what you can do to control your own impulses and how to teach your children to control theirs. The activities and techniques in this book are designed to encourage the development of a lifestyle that inspires kindness, empathy, and mindfulness through the development of self-control. Parents and teachers learn how to encourage these important life skills by teaching their children/students competent language, self-awareness, an understanding of one's own feelings, and the importance of modeling positive words and actions. Children learn specific skills and strategies to effectively manage their own behavior. They learn how to monitor their thoughts and actions, how to calm their bodies and minds, how to stop and think, and how to resolve conflicts peacefully through the activities and techniques outlined in this book. These skills and strategies create the foundation that builds and strengthens emotional maturity, which, in turn, fosters self-empowerment. These skills and strategies equip children with the ability to take control of their own lives by CHOOSING positive words and actions. Through self-awareness and continued practice, these critical skills and activities encourage the development of healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Give children the essential skills and tools they need to control their impulses! We cannot control our children, but we can teach them the skills and strategies they need to control themselves: their bodies, their thoughts, and their actions.
Presents parents and professionals with a variety of fun, easy-to-follow, creative and educational activities to help children ages five to twelve learn to modify their behaviors. The activities are easy to implement, do not require many materials, are not costly, can be played anywhere, and most take no more than ten minutes to complete.
Author: James Forgan
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
Impulsive, scattered, lost, unfocused, unprepared, disorganized: These are just a few of the words used to describe kids with executive functioning deficits, which commonly affect many children already diagnosed with ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism. The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids with Executive Functioning Difficulties helps parents pinpoint weak executive functions in their children, then learn how to help their kids overcome these deficits with practical, easy solutions. Children who can't select, plan, initiate, or sustain action toward their goals are children who simply struggle to succeed in school and other aspects of life. Parents need the helpful, proven advice and interactive surveys and action plans in this book to empower them to take positive action to teach their disorganized, impulsive child to achieve independence, success, and a level of self-support.
Flexible and Focused: Teaching Executive Function Skills to Individuals with Autism and Attention Disorders is a manual written for individuals who work with learners who struggle with executive function deficits. The manual takes the perspective that executive function skills can be improved through effective intervention, just like any other skills. This how-to manual provides practical strategies for teaching learners to be focused, organized, flexible, and able to effectively manage themselves. Ready-to-use lessons, data sheets, worksheets, and other tools for practitioners, educators, and parents are provided to help them tackle common problems associated with executive function deficits in learners of any diagnosis, ages 5 to adult. The principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), which form the foundation of this manual, are translated into simple, easy-to-use procedures. Lessons for improving executive function skills in real-life everyday situations are provided in the following areas: Self-awareness Inhibition and impulse control Self-management Attention Organization Problem solving Time management Planning Working memory Emotional self-regulation Flexibility Provides an overview of what constitutes executive function skills Outlines how techniques based on applied behavior analysis can be used to teach skills Presents step-by-step lessons for practitioners, educators, and parents to implement with individuals with executive function deficits Includes data sheets, task analyses, worksheets, and visual aids