Autism Corner: Effective Interventions for Problem Behaviors in Children on the Autism Spectrum

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[Source:  My Aspergers Child]


In order to create an effective intervention for problem behaviors in children with Asperger’s (AS) and High-Functioning Autism (HFA), parents need to take into consideration a variety of aspects.

Let’s first look at “The 4-Step Plan”:

  1. Hypothesize the Function of the Behavior:
  • Escape/Avoidance
  • Sensory Feedback
  • Social Attention
  • Wants tangible item or activity
  1. Gather Information:
  1. Antecedent: Does the behavior occur…
  • Following a request to perform a difficult task?
  • Repeatedly, in the same way, for long periods of time, even when no one is around?
  • When a request for an item or activity is denied?
  • When you are attending to other children in the room?

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