So many of us have had to find our feet with our normal routines being thrown into a little bit of disarray with the arrival of Covid19 into our worlds. School, work and life as most of us have known it, has changed quite a bit and we are all slowly trying to find our “new normal” and adapting.
Having a routine can be so beneficial in creating positive daily habits and to prioritise personal care. Arranging our time gives us the opportunity to set time aside for things that are important to us.
This week we focused on reminding our parents about the importance of routine, especially for our autistic children.
Routines give a sense of security and stability and can help younger children feel safe and secure in their environment. Children gain an understanding of everyday events and procedures and learn what is expected of them as routines make their environment more predictable.
Our parents wrote, in list form, their daily routines and tried to implement and maintain these to the best of their abilities.
These lists were shared with their class support WhatsApp groups and discussed which aspects they had difficulties with and which worked really well for them.