Helping children manage anxiety related to new situations
Created by Jill Sanghvi Updated on Aug 06, 2020
Change in routine or a new event or situation can be a cause of anxiety for many chidren on the autism spectrum. A parent can make the child ready by explaining the situation/ event and help him / her understand what he is supposed to do in that situation. Visual aids, roleplays and a few other techniques can help allay this anxiety by bringing in predicatability to the situation and prepare the child to face it with confidence and reassurance. Jill Sanghvi, a Senior Therapist shares how a child perceives a new situation and shares effective strategies to address the anxiety associated with it.
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