Impulse Control

Activities and Worksheets for Middle School Students

Includes Digital Resources!


SKU: A511-Net

Impulse Control Activities & Worksheets for Middle School Students provides teachers school counselors social workers and psychologists with tools to assist students in grades 6-8 with better impulse control. Lessons address the multiple areas that are affected by impulsivity such as academics emotions problem-solving social skills and romantic relationships. Expanding on existing evidenced-based practices for decreasing impulsivity lessons provide specific engaging activities and worksheets to use with groups or individuals. Digital files access is available with purchase.

The activities are designed to teach students how to:

  • Understand the value of impulse control
  • Use patience and tolerance
  • Anticipate consequences
  • Practice good problem-solving strategies
  • Recognize and manage feelings
  • Use Impulse control with peers
  • Practice good listening skills
  • Be the Boss of impulses
  • Use impulse control with anger and anxiety
  • And more!
Written by Tonia Caselman, Joshua Cantwell
Paperback ISBN 9781598500585
Grades 6-8
130 pages
Release Date January 1, 2009

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Youthlight, Inc.

Tonia Caselman, PhD, LCSW, is an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma. She also maintains a private practice where she specializes in children and families. She is the author/co-author of several journal articles and books, including Impulse Control for Elementary Students, Impulse Control for Middle Schoolers, Boundaries, and Empathy: The Social Emotion. She is also co-author of several therapeutic games, including The Impulse Control Game, Remote Control Impulse Control, and Boundaries Baseball.

Josh Cantwell serves as Chief Operating Officer at Grand Lake Mental Health Center, Inc. (GLMHC). During his more than a decade of service, he has held many clinical and administrative roles. He has been instrumental in the development and oversite of multiple innovative programs, including Grand Lake Mental Health Center’s 24/7 treatment model. This model utilizes mobile technology and numerous levels of care to provide instant, face-to-face access to treatment and assessment when and where it is needed. The model focuses on treating individuals in the least restrictive environment and has produced significant outcomes related to the reduction of psychiatric hospitalizations for those living in Northeastern and Northcentral Oklahoma. Josh is a firm believer in the philosophy that the impossible is just the possible that is yet to be tamed. Josh has created and published over 20 therapeutic games focusing on mental health and substance use issues. Josh holds a master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Oklahoma. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist.

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