How to discipline 2.5 yr old autistic son when hitting/pushing his brother
Hey every one!
we have two beautiful little boys, ages 2 1/2 & 1 years old. My older son has been diagnosed with classic autism and is very limited verbally. He is beginning to really catch up with comprehension though which is great!
we are having a lot of issues with him pushing down his one year old brother and hitting in general. Time out for a minute use to work when he would throw stuff so we started that again and he just laughs and doesn't seem to understand it punishment. Sometimes he'll make it a game where he'll turn around and when I redirect him to the wall he get really giddy and laughs. He'll do that over and over again.
Our speech therapist said it seems like that's not working lol which I agree! She recommended putting my hands over his and coming down to his level and say no hitting or gentle hands, ect. That worked for 2 days. Now he just immediately starts laughing and says no no no no.
i honestly doesn't know what to do. I can't keep him and his brother separated at all times which I feel would be a disservice for both of him. But nothing I'm doing is teaching him that that hurts other people and if anything I think he thinks he is getting a game out of it.
i do spend as much quality one on one time with each as possible. They nap at different times so he gets me 100% then and for story/bed time. I wish I could give him more one on one but I can't.
has anyone gone through this? What do I do?!?