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how to deal with temper trantrums in autistic child

child acting out at school and daycare

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:33 PM on Feb. 2, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Are you the mother of the child or the teacher? Do you have a thearpy team for the child (like an ABA tutor?) if so ask the professional - i have heard of lots of different techniques... from activities that get tension out to compression therapy but i dont know what to tell you with that limited amount of info.

    Answer by AmaliaD at 5:38 PM on Feb. 2, 2011

  • i am the grandmother, mother is at a lost as to what to do. child almost being dragged into the daycare or classrom. when there acts out throws toys at other kids screams constantly wets self (child is potty trained) does not exhibit any of these behaviors when here with me or at home.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 5:43 PM on Feb. 2, 2011

  • child has speech therapist at school. school has discussed bring9ng in a behavior therapist or starting meds

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 5:45 PM on Feb. 2, 2011

  • I assume being she is diagnosed with Autism, she should have other therapists besides just speech? Correct? If not, she should!! how severe is the autism? doesn't sound like she is capable of being with non-autistic children right now.. that must be so hard.. hugs!

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 5:58 PM on Feb. 2, 2011

  • If there are no behavior problems at home, my first assumption would be a lack of structure and/or discipline at the daycare. The child may be acting out to get attention, mimicking the behavior of other children, or its possible that the child's teacher doesn't know how to deal with him/her effectively. Is this a special needs class? Is the teacher trained to deal with children with Autism? I definitely think that medication should be out of the question. You don't medicate a 4 year old for having behavior problems!

    Answer by Proverbs_31 at 10:21 PM on Feb. 2, 2011

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