Functional Emotional Development

Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities

Basic Chart

Use the following chart (scroll down) to help you assess your child's emotional development. These core six functional emotional developmental capacities are essential for a person to be able to engage, relate, communicate, think, and reason.

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FEDC Basic Chart v321.pdf

**Not under Stress: Children sometimes do not show some of the above abilities when under stress (e.g. hunger, anger, fatigue). In these stress situations it is better to help them to self-regulate (capacity 1) before helping them to move up the developmental ladder (move into the next stages). Click here for a pdf version of this chart.

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A Conversation with Emile and Jeff

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 2:00PM US Eastern Time

This 1-hour webinar will be an eye-opening discussion about autism. Autism is a neurodevelopmental difference that is often presented to families and professionals as a behavioral disorder. Emile and Jeff will review the autism spectrum diagnosis and discuss...