be stressed out about it or react badly. If they have a problem processing how complicated the tasks sound, you may have to tell them a sequence of smaller tasks instead.
4. Create An Identifiable Structure
Typically, children with ASD are more comfortable with structured environments and a set routine.
This structure can entail carrying out certain activities in the same room at all times and having a schedule for everything your child does daily.
Knowing what to expect each day provides a sense of safety and comfort for your child. When things have to change, it’s best to communicate this clearly while making the switch as seamless as possible.
Even with your best efforts, your child may need time to adjust so be prepared for delays and needing to soothe them for a bit.
While children with ASD have certain similarities, it doesn’t mean that they’ll all react the same way under the same circumstances.
It’s recommended that you document how your child responds to stressful situations so you’ll recognize them more easily and react accordingly.
Over time, you’ll be able to predict when a particular environment or task might not be ideal for them. Bear in mind that even with a plan, things can change in unexpected ways so it’s a good idea to remain flexible and have an exit plan.