Sensory Overload Simulations

sensory overloadWished you could wear the shoes of your loved one with ASD to experience what he experiences? Here’s a little insight: Imagine going for a walk and being bombarded by lights and sounds so intense that you can’t help but scream and meltdown. Whoa! Yes, that’s what a stroll down the street can be like for someone with autism who is experiencing sensory overload. […]

How to Manage Challenging Behaviour – Part 3

tantrum350If you did the ABC homework we outlined in Part 2, you should have a clearer idea of what is triggering your child’s tantrums and under which category the antecedents (triggers) fall. The next step is to implement the behaviour management strategies to manage challenging behaviours. (To find the right strategies for you and your child, look under the applicable antecedent category.) As you’re doing so, remember to reinforce every time Tina or Thomas acts appropriately. Consistent and frequent praise goes a long way in shaping positive behaviour. […]

How to Manage Challenging Behaviour — Part 1

tantrum350Screaming, hitting, biting, flopping, self-injurious head banging, defiance. Does this sound like a regular Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night (or day, if you’re a teacher) with your youngster? If so, you must be frustrated and exhausted. Being able to manage challenging behaviour can be difficult, especially if it happens frequently. […]

Help! My child does not listen to me!!!

Difficulty with a child who just does not listen? These two articles are great refreshers! http://www.ahaparenting.com/_blog/Parenting_Blog/post/Obedience_Why_Do_You_Have_To_Tell_Them_Five_Times/ http://www.ahaparenting.com/_blog/Parenting_Blog/post/10_Secrets_Every_Parent_Needs_to_Know_about_Saying_No/ For more information, read our post about The Premack Principle and Following Through with Instruction!

Behaviour Change Through Positive Attention

The first step to changing behaviour is ATTENTION to POSITIVE behaviour – so get started today and increase your repertoire of positive praise! Here’s a great tip from educator, Micheal Maloney: Take a pencil.  Write down as many ways as you can praise a child in a one-minute period.  What’s your number?  The standard is approximately Read more about Behaviour Change Through Positive Attention[…]