It is common for most individuals to experience anxiety and stress throughout their daily life. However, for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), daily situations can result in significant emotional stress and anxiety. In addition, individuals with ASD have difficulty self-regulating emotions, stress levels, and very often, sensory overstimulation from the environment. When this occurs, they may benefit from an area designed with specific, tailored strategies to help them cope and regulate their emotional state. A Structured Break Area is an environmental area that provides support. This module will provide information on the importance of Structured Break Areas, when an individual might need to utilize the area, as well as how to design an area in the home, school, work, and community environments.
- What's Included
- 17 pages
- Optional $15 certficate
- Describe the importance of structured break areas
- Illustrate examples of structured break areas for use in home, school, work, and community environments
- Identify resources and related evidence-based practices helpful in implementing structured break areas
- Recognize when individuals should utilize a structured break area
Modules on this site are always free. If you would like proof of completion, you can purchase a certificate when you have successfully completed this module. The certificate will provide contact hours for this module.
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