In this video, Sally Thibault shares her experience with dealing with meltdowns while raising her son David, and strategies which she learned which have been useful for David to deal with these emotions which he uses to this day. It is important to remember, says Thibault, that everybody – autism or not – expresses emotions for a reason.
Thibault shares strategies for parents to be able to better understand the source of their child’s emotion, and for the child to be able to express anger in a way that doesn’t harm themselves or others. Additionally, it is important to discuss those emotions and healthy ways to express them with the child once they are no longer elevated.
Autism Spectrum: Dealing with Anger and Meltdowns
By: Sally Thibault
Initial Air Date: Jul 25, 2011