Social Skills Video: Change in Your Schedule – Younger
This blog post is one in a series of entries outlining our social skills videos. Our social skills video library is up to 80 videos, each focusing on a social interaction that children and young adults has to face on a daily basis. All videos compare expected and unexpected behavior and show internal thoughts to get the perspective of everyone involved. Videos can be viewed on all your devices, including PC’s, Mac’s, iPad and Android tablets, and smartphones. To learn more about our social skills video library, head over to our main Social Skills Videos page.
Gym class is always on Monday, but this week it was moved for an assembly. Serena gets very upset because she ALWAYS goes to gym on Monday. When Serena tries again, she realizes that she is feeling upset and thinks about the situation: she can go to gym tomorrow. She takes a deep breath and feels better!
Use Change in Your Schedule – Younger
We know our students love their routines. Help them learn strategies when something unexpected pops up. Different things work for different students. Some may need a point person they can come and talk to when they are upset. Some can calm themselves down by breathing or taking a walk. Come up with different ways to handle change with your students. Some may love to draw and will need to draw a picture to calm down. Others may like writing down their feelings.