Researchers at The University of Alabama are working with Verner Elementary School to determine if a new school-based intervention for children who have trouble with their emotions is helpful.
- LEAP is a 10-week program that hopes to improve children’s ability to control their emotions.
- It will take place in a small group at school, during the school-day, 2 times per week. It will not take place during academic or instructional time.
- LEAP will use different types of strategies, but mainly mindfulness, to help your child become more aware of their emotions and give them tools to handle their emotions differently.
- Participation also requires you and your child to visit The University of Alabama campus twice, once before and once after the 10-week program. This will include questionnaires for parent and child, an EEG for the child, and tasks the child will complete while wearing heart rate and breathing sensors.