Occupational Therapy and Self-Regulation

Occupational therapy is one of the most effective yet overlooked treatment strategies for helping those with self-regulation challenges.

Those who struggle with regulation or self-control may have trouble with the following:

  • Understanding and managing their emotions
  • Processing and integrating their sensory systems
  • Performing executive functioning tasks like organizing, planning, being flexible, and transitioning

Challenges with self-regulation can lead to additional challenges in daily life, including:

  • Disruptive behavior
  • Distractibility or inability to focus
  • Social challenges
  • Academic struggles
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety

Seven Bridges Therapy is well known for our innovative work supporting those with self-regulation challenges. Our team is devoted to providing intervention that supports awareness as well as tools and strategies to create balance and connection between body and mind.

Some of these intervention strategies include:

  • The Zones of Regulation®
  • Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Management
  • SCERTS Model®
  • Social Learning and Social Thinking® Therapy
  • Superflex® and other curricula that focus on anxiety and behavioral support