Sometimes angry outbursts are the result of anxiety or fear

Try: Knowing what to expect in a day may decrease a cr’s stress a dry-erase board or calendar can serve as a reminder of upcoming daily activities write activities clearly making directions easy to follow and remember make sure the cr understands your directions for tasks activities etc use a laminated paper clock to cue the cr when it is time for certain events or activities they can be re-set for multiple events throughout the day avoid sharp or sudden movesments and don’t use a sharp tone when reminding the cr of upcoming tasks activities or appointments use sticky notes they are small moveable and can be used for reminders on the bathroom mirror etc make plans that include enough time to accomplish the activity limit background noise when the cr needs to focus on tasks such as dressing eating or bathing well-planned and clearly stated expectations can make the day easier and less stressful for the cr and the caregiver

Materials: Dry-erase board or calendar large sticky notes laminated picture of a clock with moveable hands and space to write a note near the clock clock’s face

Categories: Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Independence, Some Supervision, Good Verbal Comm, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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