HighZone Reaction in My Body-Social Story
Sometimes I might feel shaky and full of energy.
My heart bight beat very fast.
I might breathe so fast my chest starts to hurt.
Sometimes my muscles will get tight.
I might feel dizzy or start to get a headache.
There might be a dry feeling in my mouth that makes it hard to swallow.
Sometimes my body may feel like it is going to throw up.
I might need to use the bathroom a lot.
These feelings in my body are clues that I might be high in my resilient or "OK" zone.
When I am high in the zone I can use skills to help get back to the middle of my resilient or "OK" zone.
I can try taking deep breaths, going for a walk, or drinking some water.
I can talk to a person I trust to think of more ways to get my body back into the "OK" zone.
This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.