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Self-Regulation Skills and School Readiness



Research continues to show that self-regulation skills are critical for success in many areas. Self-regulation is the set of skills…
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Added by Brad Chapin on February 17, 2013 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Self-Regulation and Getting Back to School: 6 Things to Be Mindful Of

It's that time again!

The first few weeks of the school year are so important and set the tone for the entire year. Self-regulation is crucial throughout the year, but there are barriers at the beginning of the year. Children are coming in from less structure. They haven't had to regulate very well for a couple of months.



6 Things to be Mindful of:



1. Flexible reminders during the first few weeks are crucial.

2. Use questions.

3. Challenge the unhealthy… Continue

Added by Brad Chapin on August 9, 2009 at 10:35am — No Comments

Why Do Children with Mental Health Issues need Early and Effective Interventions?

What happens psychologically when you fail at something? What if you fail several times?



Let's take someone with ADHD for example. Over time they continue to fail at school because of poor organization and lack of focus. They fail socially because of impulsive behavior and poor emotional control. They can also feel like a failure within the family because they are constantly being reprimanded for behaviors.



The result is that they begin to feel powerless. Let me explain.… Continue

Added by Brad Chapin on January 14, 2009 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Looking Forward to a New Year

Christmas is over and I'm looking forward to a Productive New Year. I try to stay busy, but would like to be part of more conversations regarding the future of youth and mental health services in schools. It seems as if many of the same children that are identified by the school systems also make up the majority of children that we see in our Community Mental Health Services. Our state is also trying to figure out "who" is responsible for serving the growing population of children with Autism… Continue

Added by Brad Chapin on December 28, 2008 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Challenge Software Program "Helping Children Help Themselves"

The Logic behind this program comes from research on Personality Development and Cognitive-Behvioral Psychology. We understand that we cannot control the Events that take place around us, but we have a great deal of control over the interpretations of those events, which ultimately dictates how we feel.



This is where we need to focus our energy. Through my work with children and adults over the past several years, the majority of individuals who were really struggling spent a great… Continue

Added by Brad Chapin on December 24, 2008 at 10:38am — 1 Comment

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