Ready, Set … Impulse Control
‘Tis the season of the busy four year old child! Each year, we seem to have waves of children working on the same issue. This year, other than challenges with potty training, (so much poop!), we are seeing loads of children with a similar profile. Bright, sweet and goes a mile a minute. Does Aiden understand the word stop? Sure he does! Does Aiden have the ability to stop? Nope.
This is where OT’s look at the baseline building block of impulse control. Without it, Aiden keeps running in gym class and can’t follow the simple hoola hoop game. But, how do we teach it?