Your action plan
Letu2019s return to the four scenarios presented at the beginning of this section.
In these scenarios, you saw Kofi in several situations where his internal alarm was triggered, including:
- when separating from his mother in the morning
- during story time
- when the bell rang
- during outdoor playtime
For most students, these are not threatening situations. But for Kofi, the uncertainty and alarm he feels in each situation is interpreted as a threat, so he spends his days tense and preoccupied.
Record your responses to the following questions, using Take Notes or another format of your choice:
What is one thing you can do to help a child who is feeling inhibited about joining inu2014or feeling anxious because of sensory overwhelm? u00a0
u00a0u00a0u00a0u00a0 – What steps do you need to take to support this action?
u00a0u00a0u00a0u00a0 – Who needs to be involved?
u00a0u00a0u00a0u00a0 – What resources are required?