Expert strategies from an autism specialist and occupational therapist to help your clients thrive in therapy and in life.

Getting Unstuck with Self-Calming for Autism

When we work with kids on the autism spectrum, we often find that self-regulation is challenging. Our young clients begin to get upset and don't have the skills they need to wind back down again. Many of us know strategies that we think would help, but we have trouble getting the child to use the strategies when the moment comes. Has that happened to you? If so try this: Concrete steps to teaching self-calming to your clients on the autism spectrum. Step 1: When the child is relaxed and happy, do a little assessment to see what types of activities help your child feel relaxed. Gather up a variety of activities in advance, and lay them out in a visual to-do list for the child. Take data on wh

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