Children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders present many challenges to the people who care for them. 'Difficult' or challenging behaviour is often encountered on a daily basis, and it is easy for both parents and professionals to feel completely overwhelmed by its sheer range and complexity. Where do you start? What happens when, in managing one set of problems, another gets worse? Is there some way to tackle difficulties before they get out of hand, or even before they arise? "Practical Behaviour Management Solutions for Children and Teens with Autism" answers these questions and provides practical solutions that really work. It offers a complete framework for behaviour intervention which has its roots in prevention and good practice, with an emphasis on promoting and encouraging the development of skills and independence. From identifying behaviour and understanding the root causes, through to planning and implementing a comprehensive intervention programme, this book is packed with practical strategies and expert guidance. While clearly defining the steps you need to take, it also allows for flexibility according to need and individual contexts.
Designed specifically for parents and teachers, and complete with photocopiable tools, this book will provide structured yet flexible guidance for all parents and professionals supporting a child or young person on the autism spectrum.
Introduction.; 1. Autism and Related Disorders - Understanding Behaviour.; 2. In the Green Zone - Building the Foundations of Best Practice.; 3. Introducing the 5P Approach.; 4. Planning for Intervention.; 5. Additional Guidance and Supporting Materials.; 6. Staying Green - Additional Practical Strategies for Behaviour Intervention.; 7. Where Next? References. Index.