Category: Sensory Integration Activity

Coping and Self Calming Skills

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Coping and Self Calming Skills is a book and choice board designed for children with Autism to help them learn techniques and strategies that don't require any equipment or supplies. Each strategy is something special education students can learn to use at any time in any place with no materials. Relaxation tools like calming jars and stress balls are great but this book gives students skills they can easily access in their moment of crisis both at school and at home.Students can create their own 10 page calming books using this resource. Each page includes a calming strategy and corresponding picture. The choice board is a portable tool perfect to send to therapies and specials. Also includes a slideshow for students to practice each coping strategy or do as a whole class calming session.

Nine simple calming strategies students of all ages and abilities can do:
  1. Deep breaths.
  2. Reach to the sky.
  3. Count.
  4. Think about something happy.
  5. Squeeze body.
  6. Squeeze hands.
  7. Rub head.
  8. Draw on hand.
  9. Push on cheeks.
Technical Specifications: 


  • 1 full color book
  • 1 black and white book (for students to color)
  • 1 PowerPoint slideshow to practice the calming skills or use for whole class calming
  • 1 printable practice book
  • 1 alternative covers packet
  • 9 2 x 2 inches calming strategy cards
  • 1 choice board


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Coping and Self Calming Skills

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Autism Work Tasks
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Autism Work Tasks is a website that sells functional, differentiated and appealing resources for the special needs classroom.