Priority 5 from the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Canada PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Which interventions best help individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders develop emotional and behavioural regulation (including increasing impulse control and reducing compulsive behaviour)? (JLA PSP Priority 5)
Overall ranking 5
JLA question ID 0056/5
Explanatory note This question will help individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families know which interventions are most likely to help  control impulses, behaviour and emotions so that they can be brought back to a more relaxed and balanced state. This encompasses approaches for recognizing "warning signs" and regulating emotions and behaviour in different settings such as home, school, or work. Interventions may range from medication to cognitive behavioural therapy to mindfulness. There is an interest in understanding how this question can be applied by individiduals (self-regulation), by parents and at school.
Evidence Systematic review: Hirsch LE, Pringsheim T. Aripiprazole for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD009043. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009043.pub3.; 
Health Research Classification System category Mental Health
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Do social skills training programs really work for children with impulse control issues?~ How can we best help people with ND become better able to self-regulate their behavior, thinking, and emotions? ~ Which therapies can be developed for children who struggle with self-regulation, and haven't responded well to existing strategies (e.g, mindfulness, CBT, DBT)? 
Submitted by Family members/carers, clinicians
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0056
PSP name Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Canada)
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 63  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 28 September 2017