Children with Aspergers Syndrome need structured
This routine begins the second their feet hit
the floor in the morning and continues until they are
back in bed.
Planning the morning routine can be
critical to a successful day in school.
The child with Aspergers Syndrome can benefit from visual reminders,
using either pictures and/or lists of their morning and
critical to their success, is that you and your child
visit the school prior to the first day of class.
child with Aspergers Syndrome needs to walk through
their day, get used to the environment, and have some
idea of the expectations that lie ahead.
with his or her teachers.
Following your visit, it is a good idea to make a list
of some of your child’s needs.
will help the teacher’s get to learn a little more about
routine will need to follow through your child’s day at
The child with Aspergers
Syndrome needs to know what is expected of him or her,
and know that there will be little variation of that
throughout the day.
will lessen anxiety and reduce the possibility of
a schedule or routine when they arrive home from school
is also critical.
This should include a time for
homework and a quiet place for them to do it.
distractions will be helpful to the child with Aspergers
will be moments throughout the day when the child with
Aspergers Syndrome begins to perseverate or obsess about
their topic of choice.
a way for them to deal with anxiety or stressors that
Although this behavior will seem inappropriate, it does
serve them in reducing stress and anxiety.
appropriate and effective way to deal with this is to
provide them with a timer that will allow them to
participate in the behavior for a certain period of
time, while still allowing you the control you need.
for the child with Aspergers Syndrome may not come
They need a bedtime routine and this routine
should not vary.
The routine for a child with Aspergers
Syndrome may not be that much different than a bedtime
routine for any child; however, for the child with
Aspergers Syndrome, you need to stick to the routine, no
them a period of quiet time prior to bedtime.
usual routines of snack, bath, bedtime story, but follow
them to the letter.
Remember that the child with Aspergers Syndrome may have
sensory dysfunction and be sensitive to too much
Make sure their bed is comfortable for them.
Sheets that feel soft to you might feel like sandpaper
Make sure there are no unusual smells or sounds.
Remove items from the room that may be likely to
need for routine in the life of a child with Aspergers
Syndrome cannot be overstressed.
It will help to eliminate anxiety and
stress in both the child’s life and yours.