Kids love to pause from school, but the shift in habits can be very difficult for children with perceptions of transformation. They may be more anxious and have more trouble with self-control behavior because they do not feel predictable as they usually do. Of course, kids need time-out, but those with sensory disease, or who have SPD and autism, also need more peace-building than other children do.
Hold on to normal sleep. Sleepovers and late nights can be fun for some, but not all, children with sensible work disorders. The children with mild perception and better self-esteem may be able to enjoy them as long as they are followed after a few days after they are restored to normal sleep before school starts. Some perceived children can not handle these big changes in regular life and respond very badly to such a disorder. If you allow late nights or sleeper sleep, please house them in your house to ensure that your child does not get late or waken too early.
Hold them in the loop. If your family is visiting, the meal will be different, your child will be sleeping in a second bed, or you will join people, let the child know. Answer its questions about exactly what must happen as this gives her a sense of predictability.
Make that part of decision making. While your child can not make decisions about major decisions, let her take part in decisions that directly affect her. Does she have to take part in any of the projects you have organized, or can she let someone out or "put in appearance" with others before she relinquishes the situations she is happier with? If you are traveling, can she choose which bed she will sleep in and bring her own pillow? The more she controls it, the easier she will suffer from unpredictability in your programs and exotic new places or rare actions.
Get them out. The change in mild weather may be strange to the child with sensory problems and if used to being indoors, he can resist playing in the sunshine. Allow him to overdress for the weather if it makes him safer, because the provision of sweating means having a bath or shower. Find fun reasons for being outside. Go ahead and take him to the photo he has wanted to see, but follow a visit to a playground, forest, beach, river or field where you can kick the ball around. Regularly take time to go to nature if only for 20 minutes (in fact, studies have shown that short nature plays a calming effect on children with ADHD).
Build your days and do artwork. Have the child wake up and have breakfast at the usual time, then follow a written or photo to make a list of activities.
Explain sensory problems with supervisors. If someone else will take care of your child during a break, whether it's a relative, friend, grandmother or anyone else, fill them in with your patient's needs and what to do if your child becomes very uncomfortable and begins to show signs of emergency, withdrawal or act.
Your child may not need a rigorous routine, but the simple that gives predictability and sense of control can help her to be much calmer and relaxed this summer.
copyright (c) 2010 Nancy Peske
Source by Nancy Peske