Self-Calming Strategies: 'Easier Seen'
Throughout this month we focused on visual supports & strategies for positive behavior. We have discussed transition supports, environmental arrangements, and consequence mapping. As we wrap up, we don’t want to forget PrAACtical AAC strategies for self-calming.
We like to think about self-calming like this- some weeks we need it more than others, some days we need it more than others. We all need self- calming strategies. Whether we vent to a friend, go for a run, knit, take deep breaths, or get a glass of wine (although we are not advocating this), we all use self-calming strategies.
It makes a huge difference.
Calm Down Resources
Calm Down Simple Support
Calm Down- Schedule
Calm Down Strips
Calm Down Vocabulary
Relaxation of Body
In addition to specific visual supports for self-calming, we love total body self calming strategies. We love so much about the S.T.O.P. and Relax© Program. We love the underlying philosophies behind it because there is an emphasis on visual cues. S.T.O.P. and Relax© incorporates elements of yoga, cognitive-behavioral psychology, and special education using visual cues to teach. We are most familiar with S.T.O.P. and Relax© , but please let us know if you have used other total body self-calming programs.
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This post was written by Robin Parker