This book will help practitioners employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies when working with autistic spectrum disorder students.
Chapter 4: Addressing Behavioural Issues in Autism
Addressing Behavioural Issues in Autism
- Considers behavioural issues in terms of fear, flight and fight responses.
- Presents proven and effective strategies for addressing each level of response.
- Provides materials for planning behaviour support including flow chart for developing risk assessment and format for behaviour support plan.
Before we can begin to address the primary impact of autism we must develop strategies which are focused on the behavioural issues often associated with the condition. It is important to recognise that such behaviours are the result of the child's learning needs and are not themselves the learning need. Failure to appreciate this leads to the child's learning needs never being adequately addressed. However, these behavioural issues invariably present obstacles to the practitioner and therefore need to ...