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Air Travel Guide for Children with Intellectual Disability

ISBN: 9781521099292
Publisher: Independently published
Publication Date: 2017-04-18
Number of pages: 33
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Travel can be upsetting under the most favorable circumstances, yet when you need to consider incapacity, getting from indicate A point B can turn into considerably more disappointing. Carriers know this and do their part to make air go as agreeable and consistent as they can for each traveler. Air Travel can be challenging for everyone. It can be difficult to cope with the constant waiting, the sheer volume of people in one place, the assault on your sense of smell and the lack of personal space. But if your child has sensory processing difficulties then air travel is not just challenging it can seem insurmountable, frightening and threatening. Additionally put into this equation the actual physical experience of taking off, turbulence and landing then it becomes a real assault on the senses. How someone with intellectual disabilities copes with a situation like this will depend on where they are on the functioning level, their level of difficulty in processing sensory information and their ability to use coping strategies. Bear in mind that senses can be over-sensitive or under-sensitive or even both at different times. Sensory difficulties can have a profound effect on behavior at any given time. Air travel will target all of the senses: Sight; Sound; Smell; Taste; Touch; Balance and Body Awareness.The success of coping with the challenge of air travel will also depend on the age and ability of the child. You will be able to target some of the foreseeable problems before you start you journey to the airport. Try to think ahead as much as possible to anticipate situations that may cause a great deal of stress. Balance this with what you already know and understand about your child and the strategies that you already use to prevent a meltdown; provide a distraction or help them relax. Let investigate how this book can settle this and substantially more.

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