Waiting can be challenging for children with special needs. Unstructured time may lead to challenging behaviors and/or anxiety in your child.
In today’s Teacher Tips newsletter, the Watson Institute shares a few tips to reduce the stress of waiting on your child with special needs.
- Plan ahead when you know you may be in situations with your child in which waiting may occur.
- Use a wait bag or fidget bin which may be filled with your child’s favorite items and toys.
- Allow your child to choose from the wait bag during the waiting period and collect the item when the wait time is over.
- Limit access to items in the bag so your child with special needs is motivated by the wait bag for future events.
To learn more about how to reduce wait-related anxiety in your child with special needs, check out our YouTube video below. For more special education resources, visit Watson Life Resources.