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Dysregulation - tips to deal with emotional students

What Is Dysregulation?

Dysregulation, also known as emotional dysregulation, refers to a poor ability to manage emotional responses or to keep them within an acceptable range of typical emotional reactions. This can refer to a wide range of emotions including sadness, anger, irritability, and frustration.

For Communicating When a Student Is Dysregulated........Say the phrases that follow genuinely and without sarcasm.

  • This could be difficult for you; what can you do to help yourself?

  • I’m not mad; breathe.

  • Let’s pretend to smell the soup and blow on the soup.

  • This feeling will pass. I’ll stay with you until it does.

  • We’ll get through this together.

  • How can I help? Do you want to walk with me now or in a few minutes?

  • Be gentle. No hurts.

  • Everybody needs to be safe.

  • How does your body want to move?

  • I’ll help you do that slowly and safely.

  • Let’s pretend to try to move this wall together.

  • What calming strategy do you want to try right now?

  • Use your words.

  • Give me a whole sentence please, kiddo.

  • Kind words and actions, please.

  • Let me see your eyes

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