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If as adults, we are feeling burnt out by the hectic schedules, social gatherings, family visits, expectations, and the loud and repetitive Christmas music, it’s easy to see how children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or sensory challenges can find this time particularly challenging.
‘Executive functioning’ is an umbrella term that refers to the self-regulatory skills that develop during early childhood and into the teen years, that allow us to plan, organise, make decisions, and learn from past mistakes. Executive functions contain three major components: inhibitory control, working memory, and cognitive flexibility.
Ways You Can Help Your Child with ASD Adjust to the Challenges of Daily Life During The COVID-19 Pandemic
If your child’s behaviour has been increasingly challenging or regressive, or their stress and anxiety have amplified since the COVID-19 pandemic began, know that you are not alone!
Self-regulation is the ability to manage emotions, attention, energy and behaviour in a way that it appropriate to the demands of the situation.