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Rewiring the Brain Roadmap for Emotional Regulation

This article provides information about the Rewiring the Brain Roadmap for emotional grounding. Integrated Learning Strategies (ILS) is a learning and academic center. As a reminder, ILS is not a health care provider and none of our materials or services provide a diagnosis or treatment of a specific condition or learning challenge you may see in your child or student. If you seek a diagnosis or treatment for your child or student, please contact a trained professional who can provide an evaluation of the child.

If you have a child or student who struggles with big emotions or self-regulation, we have some exciting news! We have created a free Rewiring the Brain Roadmap that can help an emotional child get on a path toward self-regulation and emotional maturity.

The Rewiring the Brain Roadmap is specifically geared to children who have anxiety, sensory issues, emotional grounding trouble and meltdowns that may last up to an hour or longer. The free roadmap provides several steps therapists and parents can take to help kids establish a routine for when emotions are triggered. The goal is to help kids Rewire the Brain for self-regulation that happens automatically.

All children experience emotional moments at one time or another. Children under the age of six often have tantrums and meltdowns, sometimes frequently. It’s part of growing up, testing boundaries and learning. These are all normal types of reactions and are completely age-appropriate.

But what if you have a child who struggles with big emotions that appear to be more than just a regular tantrum and meltdown?

If so, the child may:

  • Experience fight or flight responses.
  • Handle emotions by hurting others, punching, kicking, hitting or breaking things.
  • Have anxiety about relatively small things or can’t function in every-day life.
  • Refuse to go to school or family functions because they are too worried about what will happen.
  • Experience tantrums and meltdowns, sometimes for hours without calming down.
  • Be triggered by sensitivities within their environment (loud noises, uncomfortable clothing, textures of food, excessive cold or heat, bright lights or other stimuli).

In these types of situations, the child may have more going on than just self-regulation. Could it be a disconnection in the brain? If so, bridging the gaps within the brain can help regulate the child’s emotions and provide a better emotional foundation.

If you want to learn even more about how to Rewire the Brain for emotional development, our free Rewiring the Brain mini course gives you the tools and resources to get started. To register, click here.

About the Rewiring the Brain Roadmap

The Rewiring the Brain Roadmap is a small packet of information that gives you eight steps to follow when a child becomes emotional. Because all children are different, you will have to make adjustments to the recommended order and activities to customize it for your child or student’s unique situation.

Routine is key! The more you practice each step before emotions are triggered, the more prepared the child will be for big emotions when they happen.

The roadmap also provides you with a checklist that breaks-up emotional development into four main categories. The checklist allows you to see which category your child or students most likely fall under and where they struggle the most when it comes to emotional development.

How can I get my copy of the roadmap?

It’s easy! Complete the form below to get your copy of the roadmap.

A few tips:

  • Make sure you are subscribed first to get your copy of the roadmap.
  • If you haven’t seen a copy of your roadmap, check your spam or junk mail.
  • If you have tried all these steps and still haven’t received your copy, email us at and we will assist.

Integrated Learning Strategies is a Utah-based center dedicated to helping mainstream children and children with learning challenges achieve academic success. Our services provide kids with non-traditional tutoring programs within the Davis County, Kaysville, Layton, Syracuse, Farmington, and Centerville areas. Areas to find Integrated Learning Strategies include: Reading tutors in Kaysville, Math tutors in Kaysville, Common Core Tutors in Kaysville, Tutors in Utah, Utah Tutoring Programs

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