When I feel overwhelmed on Purim…

                                                        (One minute read)

Yes, even a fun yom tov such as Purim can be overstimulating and overwhelming to children who struggle with sensory overload. What to do?
Here is a social story you can use (or modify as necessary) with your child.

What do you do now? Read the social story a couple of times during the day to your child. Then, praise and reward her for dealing with the sensory overload in a green manner. For example, you can say, “I know it was super noisy before when a group of boys walked in with their mega speakers and loud music. And I saw that you went into the kitchen and took a drink so that you could stay calm. Good for you!”

Chag Purim Sameach!

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