Calming techniques when we talk about autism

I just wanted to share with you some tips that will help you if you work with children with autism in a school or home setting.

Remember that every child is different, so you will have to think about who you are working with, how does he react if you behave in a certain manner, and how does he likes or does not some techniques.

Try to work with the teacher too, ask them if they agree on this and try to find a solution together.

Remember: the school setting for a child is one of the most important environment when it comes to make friends and to develop his social skills.

If you are working with a non verbal kid, don’t forget that you can communicate in a lots of different ways!

You can use visual time tables, pictures, you can draw and you can show him what he likes on a tablet. Work thinking about his skills.

Try to use them not just as school but also at home and everywhere you need.

One of the most important word here is: balance. Don’t give him too many sensory activities and, especially, all together, because sometimes you can have an opposite reaction. The child might become over-stimulated and then you will need to deal with his behavior. So, think about his needs, how much time does he need to play with them and how.

Just few examples that could work.

Again: every child is different, don’t forget this!

Let me know if you find this post helpful and if you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact me.

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