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Anxiety in busy unpredictable environments

Provision and / or strategies

  • Prepare for change of activity or routine, e.g. use of visual resources and objects of reference.
  • Organise small group / 1 to 1 tasks and activities.
  • Ensure that there is a calm learning environment.
  • Ensure clear communication of expectations.
  • Provide regular mentor support, including adults or peers.
  • Consider a visual timetable to be used in setting/school.
  • Ensure staff monitor key transition points e.g. home/school. break and lunchtime with strategies to reduce anxiety.

Last updated 3 September 2020

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