Date of Award

Spring 5-13-2022

Document Type

Project Abstract (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Counseling


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Taryn Akgul


Zones of Regulation, children, school, regulation


The purpose of this literature review is to evaluate a child’s ability to self-regulate in relation to success at school. You will find information in this literature review regarding self-regulation including, the development of self-regulation and neurological components such as sensory processing, emotional regulation, and executive functioning. The teacher’s role in providing students with success in the classroom. Understanding the importance of parental support, the home environment and how that effects student’s success in the classroom. Finally, the integration of home and school and how they can work together to benefit the students. Self-regulation is an important element in a child’s school experience, it allows for positive peer interaction, positive self-talk, and school success. Each of these aspects are taken into consideration when developing a group manual focusing on the importance of self-regulation skills in young children.



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