Restorative breaks are used to help children cope with a generalized rising stress level or mood-dysregulated state. Breaks are a positive and constructive part of a coping plan and they are integral to any high quality therapeutic program.
This article is a supplement to all the restorative breaks articles that can be found on this website. Those articles explain the purpose of breaks, the different types of breaks, and the types of activities that students engage in to take restorative breaks. This article provides a checklist that you can use to measure break proficiency, to determine if your restore program is operating at a high enough level of sophistication.