Emotional self-regulation deficiences may have senory processing difficulties behind them. In this case we would use the Alert Program to help children to put physical tools in place when they are feeling agitated or distracted. We use the Zones of Regulation Program to give children language to understand and express how they are feeling in any given moment, and to learn how to de-escalate their emotions.
For older children we look at issues exasperating them such as social anxiety, anger, being bullied or feeling powerless and how to deal with each of these problems. Therapy for older children may include practicing conversations and using charts and visuals to help them understand themselves better. At times we may invite parents in to sessions for 3-way discussions if sibling fighting is one of the concerns.