Victoria Primary School, Carrickfergus, Antrim
Autism and Anxiety Management
Primary aged autistic children may experience anxiety in many situations, with some experiencing significant anxiety difficulties. For many, school is a major source of stress.
This session is an introduction to strategies that can be used to alleviate the experience of anxiety in autistic children.
This will include:
An introduction to cognitively based strategies
An introduction to relaxation-based strategies
How to develop student centred strategies to deal with anxiety.
Understand how the difficulties experienced, including sensory difficulties, can contribute to the development of anxiety.
Understand how anxiety can escalate and may result in an emotional dysregulation
Develop some simple strategies to prevent and respond to the escalation of anxiety.
Understand the basics of cognitively based management approaches.
Anxiety triggers and build up.
“On the spot” anxiety management strategies.
Developing a stress kit.
Victoria Primary School
Victoria Primary School , Carrickfergus , Antrim