This Waiting activity & project also includes:

Waiting can be hard for everyone, but for individuals with autism or other special needs, it can be confusing and frustrating. Lead a discussion in which students brainstorm times in their lives when they would need to wait, and help them come up with strategies to get through those moments as calmly as possible

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a one-on-one setting or as a whole class
  • Send the worksheet home for parents to discuss with their children
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider using a graphic organizer to brainstorm the list of strategies, as the provided worksheet includes a lot of text
  • Designed for learners with special needs, but helpful for mainstream classes as well

  • Provides several examples of instances in which one would need to wait
  • Differentiates the lesson by age group

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