School is not always easy. Doing homework for school is not always easy. And for some students on the autism spectrum, homework can be so overwhelming that it can trigger meltdowns.
But it’s not possible to avoid doing homework altogether. Students need to do it to pass their classes, especially as they get older and school gets more rigorous and demanding.
So what is a parent of an autistic child to do? The informative video below provides five tips that you can easily try at home.
These tips include incorporating a child’s interests into the work to make it more fun, breaking down large tasks into smaller, easier-to-manage pieces, turning homework time into a routine of sorts, and more.
If you have a child who is struggling to get homework done on time without getting too overwhelmed, this video is a must-see so that you can develop strategies for easing the stress that often surrounds this frequently unpleasant yet totally necessary aspect of life.
Watch the video below for tips on preventing homework-related meltdowns!
Then after you check out this video, keep scrolling to find some tips on calming a child who is experiencing a meltdown. Meltdowns are pretty awful for people on the spectrum and those who love them, but it is possible to get through them!
See the next page for tips on managing meltdowns!
A. Stout received a Bachelor of Arts in Writing through Grand Valley State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2015. In addition to being a passionate autism advocate, she is a member of various fandoms, a study abroad alumna, and an animal lover. She dreams of publishing novels and traveling all over the world someday.