Addressing inappropriate behaviors can be a challenge for both the adult and child. We have begun to assemble a list these are only a few of the options and we will keep adding to the list. Check back frequently for new opportunities!
There are a variety of helpful techniques available to assist in addressing challenging behaviors in a constructive way. These organizations are listed in an effort to offer options. As with other choices, each family needs to find the facility, technique or program which works best for them.
A.P.P.R.E.C.I.A.T.E. the Child with Autism: A Behavior Management Program
A. Accept the child.
P. Patience – Children with autism tend to have a delayed response time which requires lots of patience.
P. Perspectives. – It is important to view behavior from a variety of perspectives.
R. Rules – Try to understand the child’s own unique rules, the way in which they view their environment.
E. Everything has to be taught. - Be specific when working with a child with autism.
C. Choices. – Allow choices which give the child more independence and a sense of control.
I. Inform - Tell a child with autism what is going to happen and when.
A. Accommodations – Give accommodations to respect the needs of the child
T. Teach Social Rules and Expectations - . Teach the child how to socially interact and when.
E. Exercise - A daily, vigorous exercise program is essential to any behavior program.
For additional information about the A.P.P.R.E.C.I.A.T.E. Program click here
Beaumont HOPE Center
The Center for Human Development's HOPE Center provides Hands-On Parent Education to families of children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disorders.
In the past, there were few scientifically-supported childhood development disorder treatments to offer families, but now there is hope. Research demonstrates that intensive behavioral intervention can dramatically change the lives of children with autism and other developmental disorders. Techniques from the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA) effectively teach children to communicate, play appropriately and interact with others.
The HOPE Center uses a family-focused approach, stressing partnerships between behavioral intervention specialists and parents. We offer a wide variety of services to families,including Behavioral Interventions for Preschoolers, ABA Consultation, Toilet Learning Clinic, Programs for Parents, ABCs of ABA and Hope United Group Support (HUGS) meetings.
For additional information about the HOPE Center click here, call 248-691-4744