Teacher Toolbox
Classroom Management - Arousal Regulation / Attention


Angry boyStrategies for helping a child with the arousal regulation problem of being aggressive include:

  • Use nonverbal cues to help redirect the student before the situation escalates.

    Example: Physically hand the child another toy and ask him to show you how it works if the toy he has breaks.

    Hand the child a schedule and ask him what is next if he gets frustrated with what he is doing.

  • Provide a quiet area and an escape route for the student to have a place to go to regroup.

  • Use story stips to help the student understand the cause and effects of their actions and to instruct on appropriate social interactions.