Self-regulation intervention boosts school readiness of at-risk children
[caption id="attachment_155487" align="alignleft" width="240"] Researcher Sara Schmitt working with a child. Courtesy of Oregon State University.[/caption]
An intervention that uses music and games to help preschoolers learn self-regulation skills is helping prepare at-risk children for kindergarten, a new study from Oregon State University shows.
Self-regulation skills--the skills that help children pay attention, follow directions, stay on task and persist through difficulty--are critical to a child’s success in kindergarten and beyond, said OSU’s Megan McClelland, a nationally recognized expert in child development and a co-author of...