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ERIC Number: EJ896593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
What Can You Learn from Bombaloo? Using Picture Books to Help Young Students with Special Needs Regulate Their Emotions
Zambo, Debby M.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v39 n3 p32-39 Jan-Feb 2007
Emotional regulation is the ability to understand emotions and develop strategies to modulate them. Regulating emotions is important for children because it enables them to focus their attention, approach and learn in new situations, and form lasting and sincere friendships. Emotional regulation contributes to success in the classroom, with one's peers, and in every aspect of life. Unfortunately, not all children develop emotional regulation easily, and this is compounded for students with special needs. Teachers and caregivers need to find constructive ways to coach and support children with special needs. Achieving content standards and being successful in school depends on emotional regulation. Fortunately, positive and structured experiences using picture books can play a key role. Picture books are easily accessible, cognitively stimulating and motivating, and have affective value--and they are therefore a reasonable medium to use with students with disabilities or when teaching students emotional regulation strategies. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A