Impulse control is a struggle for everyone. From that cookie that’s calling your name from the kitchen cupboard to the student who just can’t stay in his seat during class, all of us have impulses that challenge our self-control.
Some children struggle with impulses more than others.
Children with attention difficulties have trouble stopping and thinking out their actions.
Children with sensory processing challenges have trouble pulling out the important information from the sensory “background noise”.
Children with executive functioning struggles may not problem solve, utilize working memory effectively, or demonstrate cognitive flexibility in order to maintain self-control.
Some children struggle with impulse control more than others.
These impulse control free printable sheets are a guide to addressing issues with self-monitoring and restraint in daily tasks. Use these strategies to improve impulse control in the classroom, at home, or in the community to improve learning, social interaction, safety, confidence, attention, and independence.
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- Impulse Control Red Flags
- Stop and Think Sheet
- Daily Reward Chart
These emails should be resource for anyone who struggles with a child with impulse control difficulties.
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More information about the free printable pack
This pack is three pages and includes:
Impulse Control Red Flags- This is a nice resource to have on hand for teachers and therapists. This list of red flags can be used as an informal checklist for identifying impulse control issues.
Stop and Think Sheet- This printable sheet offers techniques for children to use to “stop and think” in the classroom or at home. This is a handy page that can be cut and fit into pencil boxes or folders. Use the blank section to fill in custom strategies for guiding impulse control issues.
Daily reward Chart- This printable page is a great tool for helping kids work on their self-control challenges. Kids can color in the stars to monitor progress. Write individual goals down the left side of the page or break the day into time frames. The reward sheet is open-ended to best suit each individual child.