Educators and Therapists
Educators and therapists in educational settings face challenges in effectively managing children with DMDD. Gain valuable insights and acquire essential strategies for appropriately handling and resolving difficult situations involving these children.
The Taxi Model
The Taxi Model provides a simplified approach to understanding intricate brain functions by drawing parallels with familiar mechanisms found in conventional taxicabs.
Top-Down vs Bottom-Up
Emotional Dysregulation and Its Impact on Cognitive Functioning: Excessive Emotional Reactivity. The temporal-limbic system plays a crucial role in regulating emotions, and any irregular activity in this specific brain region can lead to instances of volatile outbursts.
DMDD in the Classroom
All children can experience moments of anger and irritability; however, children with DMDD continuously experience these emotions. Imagine living with that constant feeling and possibly with even greater intensity than most people. Furthermore, add the difficulty of managing those emotions, the demands of the school day, and the sense of frequently feeling unsuccessful. Explore what doesn't work when dealing with a child who has DMDD, and read suggested alternative approaches that are likely to yield better results.
Identifying and addressing the needs of students during periods of emotional or behavioral dysregulation, addressing sensory sensitivities, determining appropriate times for breaks, and providing opportunities for positive social interactions with children.