Archive for April, 2015

Acting Out To Gain Your Attention

As every parent knows, your child likes to be the focus of your attention. For children with autism, though, this natural inclination can lead to unwanted behavior, from simple tantrums to potentially destructive outbursts. Putting a stop to this behavior can be incredibly difficult, but there are some simple strategies that can help you and your child cope. In our own practice, we find that focusing on the function of the negative behavior, rather than the behavior itself, leads to the best results. In this case, the function of the behavior is to get your attention. (For more details on…

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