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Anger Management

Posted by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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My son who is in the 1st grade and has autism is having major anger problems at school.  I don't know what is causing this and what to do about it...  help please!


by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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kajira
by Emma on Apr. 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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If he's getting angry at school, there's most likely a reason. over stimulation, they aren't handling him correctly, etc.


I would go and observe for a while and see if you can figure out what his triggers are so you can have the school work with him on meeting his needs both socially and emotionally.

CandM_Momster
by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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My first thought is does he feel like he's not being understood?

When my son feels like we're not understanding what he's saying or trying to say, he will go into a flowblown meltdown.

kajira
by Emma on Apr. 19, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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yep! my son does too - and at school, he shuts down because if he argues or gets upset, he's been punished enough for his miscommunication issues at school that now he just stops talking :/

IT's a hard balancing act, especially if they don't understand how to "speak" to the child or get them to speak back in a way that there's not total misunderstandings and frustrations on both sides.

Anger generally has a reason - it's frustration or fear, or overstimulation, or sensory problems or... the list could go on and on and on - but there's a reason.

You'll just have to figure out whats tripping his buttons at school, I could also simply be that his teacher and him aren't a good fit too.

Quoting CandM_Momster:

My first thought is does he feel like he's not being understood?

When my son feels like we're not understanding what he's saying or trying to say, he will go into a flowblown meltdown.


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