Tips for De-Escalating Behavior
From Seth Kastner on May 19th, 2021
Children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have difficulty managing stress and anxiety during times of change or uncertainty. This emotional dysregulation is a characteristic of ASD and can often result in challenging behavior. Challenging behaviors may occur if the student does not have the ability to seek or accept help when stressed, calm down and find alternative activity before outburst occurs and/or recover after an outburst. This training will help you recognize signs of stress or anxiety and provide strategies for supporting students with ASD address their own responses to stress.
- Identify potential signs of stress and anxiety in children with ASD
- Identify strategies and supports to reduce stress and anxiety