14 Feb How to Handle an Autism Tantrum | Autism
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Dealing with autism tantrums can be difficult for a parent. Understanding why tantrums happen and having a plan in place to prevent one when you see it coming are very attainable goals.
Learn from Dr. Asma Sadiq as she goes over the way a tantrum starts and the methods you can use to prevent one.
What We Learned from this Video:
- It is important to understand the reasoning behind a tantrum.
- Autistic children have difficulty communicating, so they get frustrated more easily than neurotypical children.
- There may be a valid reason for the tantrum, or it may just be the child being oppositional.
- Have a strategy ready for helping prevent the tantrum, such as redirection or sensory regulation.
- For autistic children, there is a good chance that a tantrum is an attempt to communicate something.
Pay attention to and recognize the signs of an oncoming tantrum. Formulate a plan so that you can help manage your child’s behavior, while also teaching them how to self-regulate. For more advice on self-regulating over-stimulation, check out our blog post on this very topic!