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What is SPD and How to Identify in the Classroom?

What is SPD and How to Identify in the Classroom?

Written By Deb Hopper, Occupational Therapist Let’s take a closer look at what SPD is and find out ways to identify it in the classroom environment. As professional educators, it is important to know about any sensory issues that may challenge our pupils. ...
How Do Fidget Toys Help Kids Learn and Manage Anxiety?

How Do Fidget Toys Help Kids Learn and Manage Anxiety?

What are fidget toys? How do the different shapes of fidget toys help kids learn and manage anxiety? Are fidget toys effective tools or classroom distractions? There are a lot of claims that fidgets toys have been very useful tools in improving concentration and focus...
Steps to Using a Self Regulation Program as a ‘Whole Class’ Classroom Management Strategy PART 2

Steps to Using a Self Regulation Program as a ‘Whole Class’ Classroom Management Strategy PART 2

This is the second part in the self regulation in classroom management program that I was discussing in June, see part one here. As I mentioned in part one, I’ve been asked to implement a whole class and whole school approach to teaching self regulation.  The...