TomTag Visual Timetable - I Know What to Expect Appointments
The Self Care Skills set can be used to create visual reminders for morning and bedtime routines, toileting, teeth brishing, washing, dressing etc. As each smaller step is mastered, use fewer or more general prompts to for each sequence, working towards using just one tag to cover the whole routine or time of day.
Most kids love stickers so let them join in the fun! Stick all the stickers you’ve chosen onto blank buttons. Involving children in the process of selecting stickers and setting up the tags will encourage them to engage in using the tags too.
Self Care pack : Shower, bath, wash, brush hair, dry hair, towel, dry, shampoo, shave, deodorant Toothpaste, toothbrush, rinse, brush teeth, floss teeth Get up, bed time, go to sleep, breakfast, tablets/medication, ear defenders, watch, mobile phone Flush, toilet roll, use toilet, soap, wash hands, dry hands Get dressed, undress, pyjamas, uniform, clothes, dress, cardigan, tie, blazer, polo shirt, jumper, t-shirt, vest, shirt, skirt, jeans, pants, trousers, shorts, socks, shoes, boots, trainers, tights
TomTag is a flexible support resource that can be used daily to create a visual timetable to help children with daily routines or situations they find difficult.
The "I Know What to Expect at Appointments" set includes the following :
- 3 colourful button holders
- 25 buttons
- Sticker pack - health and hair (plus some blank ones)
- 1 attachment loops
- Instructions and Tips guide
This set deals with appoinments at the Doctors, Dentists, Hairdressers. The TOm Tag system can be used to make a portable and effective visual prompt so children know what is coming next and what is likely to happen. Coping strategies can be introduced to ease anxiety, reduce stress and prevent melt downs.
"If I go somewhere new and don’t know what to expect I can get quite worried because I don’t like surprises and things that are unpredictable. A visual timeline will help me to prepare and understand what’s going to happen during the visit so I don’t need to get anxious."
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