Request the Head-Toes-Knees-Shoulders (HTKS)

The HTKS task of self-regulation is a valid and reliable measure of self-regulation that has been translated into over 15 languages and is being used worldwide (see map above). The task was developed by Dr. Claire Cameron and Dr. Megan McClelland and is available for research purposes only. The HTKS works best with children ages 4-8 and takes about 5-7 minutes to administer. If you are interested in obtaining this task for your research, please complete the online HTKS request & registration form and a member of our research team will contact you. For additional information regarding the task, please visit our Publications page, or email

Request a 'Learning Opportunity'

As a research lab, we are passionate about disseminating our research to the community in order to help children, parents and teachers. To facilitate this, we are available to give presentations on general topics such as school readiness and/or self-regulation strategies. We are typically invited to give short presentations at local schools, and school readiness trainings or workshops. If you are interested in learning more about self-regulation, school readiness or how you can promote self-regulation skills in the classroom, please let us know by completing our online request form

For Parents & Teachers

- School Readiness Resources

- Self-Regulation Resources

- Stop, Think, Act: Integrating Self-Regulation in The Early Childhood Classroom by Megan McClelland & Shauna Tominey

stop, think, act