Making Them Manageable
Aspergers syndrome behavior is often difficult to understand. If
you're acquainted with this disorder, you've noticed that sometimes individuals with this condition have outbursts or engage in unusual patterns of behavior.
The good news is that preventive measures can be taken to keep disruptive behaviors under control!
Aspergers syndrome behavior has a wide range. Some behaviors are subtle and quite, while others are disruptive. It's necessary to help individuals with AS manage behavior by using specific interventions designed to suit their specific needs.
All behavior is communication. Any action or reaction serves a purpose whether on a conscious level or not. Finding the causes of certain behaviors can make them understandable and more manageable.
What are some preventive measures to take regarding Aspergers?
There are helpful measures to prevent behaviors such as outbursts and tantrums. Creating a safe environment that is well-structured is ideal for individuals with Asperger syndrome. Order and routine are very important.
Of course, every day can’t be identical to the last. Several measures help people with AS deal better with change, such as ...
- Visual schedules catered to changes in routines.
- Social stories explaining possible changes.
- Transition schedules for special activities.
- Advanced notice about changes in routines.
What should I do during one of my child's outbursts?
Everyone has some behavior problems at one time or another. It's unlikely that a person with AS will go through life with no tantrums in spite of careful preventive measures. Thankfully, there are behavioral interventions that can be used to make the outburst manageable.
Avoid falling into a power struggle! The drive to be right should not override your child’s specific needs. Individuals in the autism spectrum of disorders can be quite stubborn, and the more demands that are made of them during a crisis, the more rigid their behavior might become. This will result in a stand-off.
Ground rules include:
- Stay calm. Negative energy will give way to negative reactions.
- Give your child a chance to calm down on his or her own.
- Use very few words or none at all.
- Present choices once your child has quieted somewhat.
- Redirect his or her attention.
There is usually a reason behind any type of conduct. While it isn’t always possible to pinpoint a specific cause for an outburst, it's important to take time to assess Aspergers syndrome behavior in order to gain a deeper understanding.
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