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Christmas! “ It’s the most wonderful time of the year” – but not for Tom.
Like many autistic children, Tom reacted badly to changes in his routine and because of his sensory issues, he would easily be overwhelmed by lots of visitors, flashy decorations, loud music, and unfamiliar food. He was often tearful, confused, and distressed.
Using visual supports made Christmas a happier time for all our family. Here’s what we used to help us:
Knowing what to expect during the Christmas period helped to reduce Tom’s anxiety levels, frustrations, and meltdowns. Being able to share how he was feeling and manage his sensory reactions meant he was happier, calmer, and more relaxed.
We put together this Christmas Survival Toolkit to help other families like us who want to have a more enjoyable and relaxing Christmas.
With this toolkit, you can use the TomTag system to create all the visual supports you need to help your child at Christmas so like Tom they can say ‘Christmas – I know what to expect and I can enjoy it too!’
SAVE £4.85 The contents of this toolkit are worth £40.85 when bought separately
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Add the TomTag Feelings Notebook to your Christmas Survival Toolkit order for £10 ( saving £2.50). Use the Feelings Notebook with the Share How I feel Minikit to help your child explore, understand, and communicate their feelings ( use the drop-down box below to add this offer to your order)
TomTag uses symbols to show a series of separate tasks or steps involved in a task that are part of a routine, a sequence of events in a timeline, or they can be used as a list to teach a new skill by breaking down a single activity into smaller steps.
Many children with autism and other additional needs have strong visual skills. They are more likely to remember and understand what they have seen rather than what they hear. Using a visual support like TomTag to present information visually and in a step-by-step manner allows visual thinkers and learners to take in information at their own pace. Visuals can also act as a reminder when children forget what’s been said or become distracted, TomTag helps to bring their attention back to the task or current situation.
WARNING: Please note – TomTag is not a toy. Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts.
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