#006: Improving Problem Behaviors in Children with Autism

Recently I sent out a survey asking both parents and professionals what their greatest challenges are in the world of autism. The poll was a huge success and most participants agreed that problem behaviors were their greatest challenge. So in this podcast, I discuss ways to reduce problem behaviors.

Problem behaviors come in all different shapes and sizes. Not all problem behaviors look like stereotypical aggression, and not all are physically harmful. Some behaviors can be as simple as pulling a straw in and out of a cup. However, all problem behaviors can be detrimental to your child’s learning.

Why? Because it interrupts their focus.

The key to reducing problem behaviors is to work on the child’s language and learning skills which will help decrease problem behaviors.

If not assessed and addressed, you face the risk of allowing problem behaviors to only get worse over time. The good news is… every problem behavior can be improved, and in this podcast, I’m giving you some of my best tips on how to do so.

Mentioned in this episode:

The Verbal Behavior Approach, by Dr. Mary Barbera.
Behind the Schoolhouse Doors, Eight Skills Every Teacher Needs, Dr. Glenn Latham.
Positive Parenting, Dr. Glenn Latham.
Dr. Mary Barbera Workshops
Marybarbera.com /join
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Shareable Quotes:

  • “So step one is assessment. Step two is making a plan. Step three is your intervention.”
  • In a poll, 300 parents and professionals reported that problem behaviors are their biggest challenges in the autism world.
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