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How do you calm a melt down

on a child with autism, he doesn't have them often but when he does they get bad. He is 7 and usually hits himself.

 
sweetangie79

Asked by sweetangie79 at 1:20 AM on Apr. 28, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I'm an ABA therapist. Generally, I hold them in a bear hug until you can feel that he's calming down. Of course, sometimes it can be dangerous getting in there, but if he's hurting himself then intervention is needed. ((hugs))
    SleepyCupcake

    Answer by SleepyCupcake at 11:36 AM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • BTW - is he verbal?
    SleepyCupcake

    Answer by SleepyCupcake at 11:36 AM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Yes most of the time, during a meltdown not so much. He babbles.
    sweetangie79

    Comment by sweetangie79 (original poster) at 7:54 PM on May. 4, 2011

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