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Ways to Calm and De-Escalate

With the lazy days of summer coming to an end and school starting, stress levels for both educators and students will change. Finding ways to calm and de-escalate helps in the co-regulation of "all" within school environments.

Beginning school for the first time or even returning to school to a different teacher/classroom are changes that result in a lot of stress for ASD children. Using visuals to support these transitions to enhance understanding, and provide information about what will be happening greatly reduces anxiety for the student and assists them with greater independence and confidence.

Lena Morrow

September 5, 2022

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