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Useful Tips

  • Be consistent in your approach to inappropriate behaviour.
  • Routines are important to reduce anxiety.
  • Use simple language, speak clearly and precisely.
  • Use visual prompts to accompany speech e.g. pictures or signs.
  • Be aware of external stimuli as many children are hypersensitive to sound, smells and touch.
  • Be specific – don’t say “It’s raining cats and dogs” when it isn’t!
  • Be positive not negative. Tell your child exactly what you want them to do, not what you don’t want them to do.