Setting up a workstation/area
Setting up a quite working area or a workstation helps support children with autism to focus on work and activities they need to complete.
For information about how to make the workstation more structured see the attached leaflet.Workstation leaflet
- Find an area in your home that has minimal distractions, reduce sensory input as much as possible. Make sure they have all the equipment they need to complete the task.
- Put up a (visual) timetable/agenda of work for your child to see and work through. They may need support to use this initially. Have a clear indication of when their activity is expected to finish.
- Use a clock or timer to indicate when the activity is coming to an end.
- You can add more structure to a workstation/area by using two trays; one for activities that need to be done (on the left side) and one for tasks that have been completed (on the right side).