At this time of the year in particular there are lots of changes of routine and new experiences. All of these can be potentially anxiety provoking for children who rely on routine and familiarity to understand their world. A visual explanation of what will happen on a day trip which is out of the normal routine of school can be really helpful if read in advance and explanations given , it can also be sent home. This will all help reassure and answer any questions and reduce anxiety to make a successful situation out of what could otherwise be a potential disaster. A similar concept can be used for changing class, changing school, going on holiday , a day trip , moving house etc etc . Thanks to Amanda for sharing this with me as part of the Level 4 Autism course. For the full booklet please follow this link

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