Helping Your Child Deal with Schedule Changes

Adjusting to even small changes in schedule can be difficult for a child with autism. Changes in routine may encompass anything from going to the dentist for the first time to eating lunch at a slightly different time of day. You can help your child adjust by trying to make the change familiar ahead of time—for example, by talking to your child about the dentist and going over what will happen during the visit. Making a daily timetable with pictures for your child that he or she can carry around is also a good way to help your child get used to the idea of doing different things throughout the day.

For nearly two decades, The Behavior Exchange has worked to provide families in Plano with effective therapy for children with autism and other special needs. If you have any questions about the services we offer, get in touch with us by calling (888) 716-8084.

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