A great way for a Tourette’s student to cope with tics in school is to give the teacher a secret signal indicating a bathroom break. The student that feels that they cannot suppress the tics anymore or feels them coming on can go to the bathroom and release them in private. Then when the student feels they are more under control, they can return to the class without the other students knowing. This is a way of avoiding embarrassment and humiliation of other kids making fun of the situation. The trick also works for Asperger’s/autistic students that need to get let out an impulsive routine.
Autistic and Asperger’s students depend on structured activities. Create structure at home with positive set routines.
Kids with Asperger’s or autism are fixated on set routines and find change difficult. Review and remind them when/how a change will occur ahead of time to avoid a major meltdown.
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Special ed students with ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s and autism may need to take breaks in school to keep focus. This trick helps with homework too.