In this video, Kevin Chapman reflects on his experiences with his son on back-to-school day, from having a meltdown two years prior to being excited for school the previous year, and what strategies you can employ to help ease the anxiety in children with autism about going back to school.
Gathering information about the upcoming school year and exposing your child to the school environment, if possible, can be helpful in helping the child mentally prepare for going back to school.With Kevin’s son Andy, it helps to get photos of the people who will be working with him and the environments he will be in ahead of time. Meeting with the teacher ahead of time is also a great idea, so they can better understand how to meet your child’s needs. We like this video!
How to Avoid a BACK TO SCHOOL MELTDOWN | Autism Family Back to School Tips
By: Kevin Chapman
Initial Air Date: Aug 21, 2019