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The speech-language pathologist's role in supporting the development of self-regulation: A review and tutorial
Journal of Communication Disorders
  • Amanda V. Binns, The University of Western Ontario
  • Lynda R. Hutchinson, King's University College at Western University Canada
  • Janis Oram Cardy
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© 2018 Elsevier Inc. Purpose: Children's engagement in self-regulation is a strong and positive predictor of their social and academic success, making self-regulation an important focus for caregivers and clinicians. The aims of this article are to provide a framework for understanding self-regulation and to identify strategies speech-language pathologists can use to integrate self-regulation work into their clinical practice. Method: Empirically supported considerations describing the developmental progression from co-regulation to self-regulation are outlined, and the effects of stress on self-regulation are discussed. A clinical framework is provided to guide speech-language pathologists in considering stress and self-regulation in their clinical work. Strategies are provided to a) support speech-language pathologists’ employment of co-regulation as a method for mitigating the negative effects that stress can have on therapeutic efforts, and to b) support children's development of skills (i.e. executive functions, metacognition) required to actively self-regulate. Conclusion: Given that children's ability to attain a state of regulation is integral to attending, engaging, and learning from their environment, the information provided in this tutorial can be used to inform and enhance current clinical practice.

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Amanda V. Binns, Lynda R. Hutchinson and Janis Oram Cardy. "The speech-language pathologist's role in supporting the development of self-regulation: A review and tutorial" Journal of Communication Disorders Vol. 78 (2019) p. 1 - 17
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