Using the S.C.A.R.E.D. Calming Technique with Children and Adults with Autism
S.C.A.R.E.D., which stands for Safe, Calm, Affirmation, Routine, Empathy and Develop, is an intervention strategy which was designed for those with autism who are suffering a ‘meltdown’, which is an extreme emotional/behavioural and often frightening response to stress or over-stimulation. It is a serious problem for not only autism sufferers but also their carers, and this guide offers strategies and practical techniques that will be a valuable reference tool for anyone in a first response position.
The book contains eight easy-to-read chapters, with a full explanation of the programme, summarised information, tables, and do’s and don’ts checklists.