SLP 059: The power of preventative breaks and how you can use them to make a difference

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The power of preventative breaks and how you can use them to make a difference.

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Anxiety Can Look Like

  • Avoidance of new situations
  • Preference for sameness
  • Rigidity
  • Insisting on same rules/routines
  • Social withdrawal
  • Anger
  • Meltdowns
  • Repetitive noise, movement or sentence

The Power of Preventative Breaks

  • Students self-regulating their anxiety is a VERY important part of their behaviour management programme.
  • A student being able to request a break before a meltdown is a fantastic strategy.
  • You will need to teach them a range of strategies to calm themselves. When you are teaching them, you will begin to notice which ones are more effective at calming. You can then write social scripts and use visual cards to help them remember what to do when they feel anxious.

Resource Links

KIds Guide to Being Awesome

Red Beast

From Anxiety to Meltdown

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