The ECLIPSE Model: Teaching Self-Regulation, Executive Function, Attribution, and Sensory Awareness
The ECLIPSE Model targets the skills needed to improve social competence, such as executive functioning, theory of mind, causal attribution, processing speed, and working memory. Without effective use of these skills on a regular basis, development of other areas of functioning academic, adaptive, social and vocational skills will be inhibited.
The ECLIPSE Model directly addresses four challenge areas that are not typically covered by other curricula: self-regulation, executive function, attribution retraining, and sensory awareness. These four areas impact almost all activities across environments, and individuals without adequate skills in these areas are unlikely to reach their full potential. The curriculum provides step-by-step lessons for teaching these vital skills in a way that will motivate young people.