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Self-regulation

Self-regulation refers to the ability to monitor and/or control one's own emotions, responses and behavior in response to events, sensory stimuli, and interactions experienced. Self-regulation is a cognitive, developmental and sensory based process. Self-regulation is required to engage appropriately in important daily routines and activities, maintain attention, respond to overwhelming, unexpected, aversive sensory stimuli (i.e., by removing stimuli, self, or using strategies), and interact with others. It is important for an individual to sense and understand how he or she is feeling, understand triggers which impact regulation, and utilize strategies and tools to maintain regulation.

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Related Disorder(s)

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, or rape or who have been threatened with death, sexual violence or serious injury.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder - Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental condition that involves persistent challenges in social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication, and restricted/repetitive behaviors. The effects of ASD and the severity of symptoms are different in each person.
  • Social communication disorders - Social communication disorder (SCD) is a condition that makes it hard to talk with other people. It's not a problem with speech or with the mechanics of language, like using grammar. But it does impact other areas of language. People with SCD have trouble communicating in ways that are socially appropriate.

Reference links

  • Pathways to Promoting Self-Regulation: What Can SLPs Do? Author: Fay McGill - Self-regulation is the ability to function at our best in whatever task we are involved in. In the literature, there are many differing opinions of what constitutes self-regulation. For our purposes, we will use Stuart Shanker’s definition of self-regulation as the ability to manage the stressors we face in order to maintain a degree of balance (Shanker, 2016). Self-regulation encompasses a variety of factors that support an individual’s ability to be calm, alert and responsive to the stimulation they receive. It may not be surprising that self-regulation is crucial to consider in our work with young children.
  • Learning Two Languages: Bilingualism Author: ASHA - Information and resources for SLPs and parents of bilingual children
  • What Are Executive Functions and Self-Regulation and What Do They Have to Do With Language-Learning Disorders? Author: Bonnie D Singer; A. Bashir - In this article, executive functions and self regulation are defined and the reciprocal influence of these factors on the performance of students with language-learning disorders (LLD) is explored. A case study demonstrates the integration of executive functions, self-regulation, and language processes within speech and language assessment and intervention. Clinicians are urged to consider the interactive effects of executive function, self-regulatory, and language processes when addressing the needs of students with LLD.
  • Bilingual Service Delivery Author: ASHA - Information and resources regarding bilingual service delivery by SLPs (from ASHA)
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) Therapy Materials By Bilinguistics Author: Bilinguistics - Downloads and resources for providing bilingual therapy (Spanish/English)
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) Evaluation Resources Author: Bilinguistics - Dozens of speech, language, fluency, and other evaluation resources for bilingual evaluations