A Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) is a concrete written plan, based on the results of a functional assessment or a functional analysis. It is… Read More »How to Write a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)
A lot of the students that we work with often have trouble with emotional regulation. So what are the best ways that we can help them learn this really important life skill? Today’s topic is all about emotional regulation in autism.
Did you know that every time we want to decrease a challenging behavior, we should replace it with something? Today’s topic is all about replacement behaviors.
I once worked with a client who was doing really well with his programs, developing skills, and accomplishing goals. However, he had a “behaviour” that… Read More »When is Behaviour Worth Targeting for Reduction?
If 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.Read More »How to Manage Challenging Behaviour – Part 3
In Part 1 of this series, we outlined the general purpose of negative behaviour. Now, we focus on how to figure out what’s specifically triggering your child. Next we outline ways to help manage challenging behaviour. Read More »How to Manage Challenging Behaviour – Part 2
Screaming, 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. Read More »How to Manage Challenging Behaviour — Part 1