Tip of the Week: Creating a calming space

Children and adults with Prader-Willi syndrome can become easily overstimulated and overwhelmed over everyday things. Create a space where they can go when the environment is simply too much for them. This doesn’t have to be a whole room, it can simply be a separate space in an existing room.



Patrice Carroll, LICSW, is world-renowned for her Prader-Willi syndrome expertise. As Director of PWS Services at Latham Centers, she works with Latham students and residents and their families, as well as experts in the field, teaching and learning PWS best practices. Patrice also serves on the IPWSO (International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organisation) Caregivers Board, and she co-chairs the PWSA | USA Professional Providers Advisory Board. If you have PWS-related questions, we invite you to email TipTopics@LathamCenters.org.

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