Autistic Behaviour Issues
There are many different forms of autistic support tools available to help children with autism cope with tasks and skills that they struggle with or find stressful. However before deciding which support tools will best suit your child, it is a good idea to first have an understanding as to why the behaviour is occuring.
However before deciding which support tools will best suit your child, it is a good idea to first have an understanding as to why the behaviour is occuring.
For example an autistic child that will not sit on the carpet infront of the teacher, or that will scream blue murder if they don't get to the front of the line in school, is NOT having a "meltdown" to get their own way! there WILL be a reason for their behaviour.
For example: the child that wont sit on the carpet infront of the teacher look for reasons - are the other children too close to him? is the carpet rough? is your perfume too strong, what about the light? and so on...when you dig deep enough you will inevitabily find the reason.
Visual Supports to Help Children with Autism
Children with autism spectrum disorder tend to be visual thinkers, therefore the autistic support tools you choose to help your child with should be VISUAL.
Social Skills Stories for behavior
Social stories ARE short descriptive pieces of text with VISUAL images to help explain why something is happening.
For example: Maybe your child on the spectrum is struggling to cope with Recess, a social story WILL explain visually much like a comic script what Recess is and what is going to happen to help the child on the spectrum cope.
The social story acts like a visual plan and answers the "wh" questions - who, what, why, when and where as well as "HOW" and also offers an insight into the thoughts, feelings and emotions of others which is an area of marked weakness in most children with autism spectrum disorder.
Get immediate download of 65 autistic social skills stories on teaching autism social skills and behaviors.
This is an ebook download - Titles include:
What is a social kiss
Keeping my hands to myself
Good eating habits
Visiting Grandparents Eating in a restaurant
I do not understand
Using the telephone
Using my words
What is lying
No answer from others
When I am angry
All I ask is a one time small admisistration fee, to help me cover my costs, of Just $47.95! Making these social stories fantastic VALUE for your money. In-fact this works out at a cost to you of JUST 0.4c per story! For Social Stories for autistic behavior issues
PLUS: On ALL download of social stories download your FREE 20 Communication Starter Cards.
Behaviour Plans for Children with Autism
There are many differnt behaviour charts here is a simple example of what a behaviour chart for washing your teeth may look like (without images - older child/adolescent)
|I need to work on
|Washing my teeth
|Washing my teeth
The goal would be to add stickers or mark off when the task is achieved, with a reward for (x amount) of stickers and so on...
Typically for younger children this behavior chart would be colourful and have age appropriate pictures/images.
You WILL find various behaviour charts to make and download inside the "Exclusive" to autismsocialstories.com - "Activity Booklet Series"
Activity Booklet Series
The Exclusive Activity Booklet Series is a set of downloadable activity and information booklets, designed to help children with autism, their teachers and parents to deal with tasks, skills and situations that they have previously struggled with.
Inside the Behaviour Management Booklet you will find find activities, social stories, downloads, charts,games, puzzles, colouring pages and information that will help your child on the spectrum.
The Behaviour Management Booklet Includes:
- Behaviour management activities, information and downloads
- Sensory activities - like water tables and so on
- Tactile sensory stimulation
- Tactile Activities - like bubbles, sensory tables and so on...
- Downloads - sensory checklist
- Auditory sensory issues
- Download audio tracks for auditory stimulation and relaxation
- Audio activities like guess the sound, animal noises an so on
- Download animal cards
- Make a desensitizing cd
- Visual activities
- Visual perceptual skills
- Activities - smell
- Download - "Grow your own vegetable garden"
- Growing plants
- Vestibular - spin, swing
- Activity - make a sandwich
- Make reward carts
- Download reward charts
- And more...