Child Psychology and Behaviour Special Needs

How to build predictability in routine for children with autism

Dr Vibha Krishnamurthy
3 to 7 years

Created by Dr. Vibha Krishnamurthy
Updated on Sep 10, 2020

Reviewed by Expert panel

Sudden changes in routine can be unsettling for many chikdren on the autism spectrum. The child is unable to process the sudden change and respond to it appropriately. This can lead to anxiety and fear in the child and make him wary of people and situations. However, bringing in predictability to a child's activities or routine can help him be mentally prepared for the change. Parents can support their child by various means such as a visual schedule and by exolaning a new activity of excursion step by step, to reduce his anxiety and allaying his fear. Dr. Vibha Krishnamurthy, an eminent Developmental pediatrician fro UMMEED Child Development Center shares some effective strategies to bring in pedictability to a child's routine.

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