ASD Nest Strategy: Priming

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Priming- Priming is a very important strategy to prepare a child in advance for a new activity, strategy, or even a change in plans. Students on the Autism Spectrum often have a hard time dealing with changes or new situations, so it is important to let them know ahead of time what they can expect in the future. Priming helps prevent a “melt down” from occurring.  Teachers in the ASD Nest Program prime their students ahead of time to prepare their whole class or small group of any new situations that may arise.