Managing Challenging Behaviors
Previous IEP Essentials That Every Parent Should Know
Is that possible?
your child has ever experienced a meltdown, then you know how challenging it
can be to calm them down. That is why it is best to avoid meltdowns as much as
possible and implement strategies that you can utilize in your home and on the
go. If you are in dire need of some tips, here a few strategies…
Provide a sensory break.
transitioning from activity to activity, take a movement break on a swing
or trampoline or provide a sensory box.
Give a warning when an activity is about to end.
a visual timer or verbal warning to let your child know ahead of time to
prevent any miscommunication.
Provide a transitional object.
the child carry an object or toy as they transition from activity to activity.
Always be prepared.
your child’s triggers and make sure you are prepared if one of those triggers
Give your child a signal when an activity is over.
you are using a song or a hand clap, have a way for your child to know it is
time to clean up or change an activity.
Limit wait time.
to keep any wait time to a minimum. The longer children wait, the more
frustrated and anxious they become.
Always use social stories for new activities and adventures.
stories are a great way to prepare your child for any new activities.
the more anxious and frustrated you become, the more anxious and frustrated
your child will be become.
Utilize these tips to prevent meltdowns at home or in the community.