I Need Suggestions on How to Help w/Meltdowns....
Here's the issue:
My 7 year old DS has been overly sensitive over the last few weeks. My DH and I barely ask him to pick up his toys or books and he has a meltdown. Or he will flat out say, "no! I will NOT pick up my books!" then just sit there with his arms crossed. He will then get items taken away from him (the Ipad, his art easel, books or his toys) but it doesn't make much difference. I tell him he can earn back his stuff if he just does what I've asked him to do.
Yesterday he had about an hour long meltdown. It included screaming, hitting and throwing things.
My DH and I have used behavior charts, but doesn't seem to really work either. We will tell him "FIRST you pick up your toys....THEN you can have your Ipad back". I'll even prep him (I'll say, "okay, in 5 minutes we are going to pick up our toys.")
Aidan is no longer receiving ABA therapy. He had it for 2 years but he mastered everything the therapist was teaching him. If this continues, I may have to contact his service coordinator and request services start up again soon.
Can you ladies suggest what else I may try to avoid the meltdowns? I even emailed his special ed teacher and she says it seems like almost all the special needs kids are going thru something right now.