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Is it difficult to determine the best way to de-escalate a situation or meltdown with your child? This handout provides guidelines on the do’s and do not’s of verbal intervention (what to say and how to say it) with your child when navigating difficult situations.
Navigating challenging behaviors with our children is hard. This handout provides 10 strategies to implement in/around those difficult situations in order to promote more positive interactions and outcomes for both you and your child.
Visual schedules can help children of all ages understand expectations and transition throughout the day. This handout provides 4 different styles of simple visual schedules using a first-then-next approach. Add photos or words to individualize it for you family.
Is your child rigid and controlling when it comes to meal time? This menu can help give your child control of meal time by providing options for them to choose from. Fill out the menu with 2-3 options that both you and your child can agree upon let them choose what is for dinner.
Goal setting is important for your child because it gives them a sense of purpose, can improve confidence, and can build self-esteem. It is important to not only teach our kids the necessity of setting goals, but also how to break goals into smaller, more attainable steps. This handout serves as a guideline to setting – and attaining – goals for you and your child.
Our brain and body work together throughout the day to support our learning and develop an understanding of the world around us. Higher level learning relies on sensory and motor foundations. This image shows the developmental progression to higher level learning.
Exploring new foods can be overwhelming for our kids. This visual helps bring understanding to those big emotions our kids might be feeling when trying new foods and allows them to understand individual preferences with food.
For picky eaters, being able to understand and predict what is coming during mealtime can assist with power struggles during mealtime. Work with your child to create a meal time menu for the day – or week – as a way to create an expected plan for meal time.
All brains learn differently which is why it is important to provide different ways for out children to learn new tasks. This visual can be a great addition to the bathroom to help your child remember the correct sequence of steps for independence with toileting/hygiene.