1. Model Asking for Permission

ex: “Can I give you a hug or a high-five?”

2. Model Self-Talk

ex: “I listen better when my body is moving, so I’m going to get a wiggle cushion.” “I feel upset when you won’t play my game idea, let’s choose a compromise.”

3. Provide Options

ex: “It looks like your body is moving fast! Would you like to go get some water or do some hand squeezes to help slow it down?”


Blog by Laura Strenk, MS, CCC-SLP