It can be challenging to get our children to behave appropriately in public, especially those on the spectrum. Giving specific instructions on what the expectations are in any given situation is essential.
BCBA Dr. Billie Harber teaches how to communicate behavioral standards and expectations to children with autism before leaving the house to experience new places or things.
What We Learned from this Video:
- “Behave” is a vague term, and a child may not have a grasp of exactly what it means.
- Be clear on what behavior is expected of them wherever you are going.
- It is better to tell your child what they can do rather than what they can’t as they may find a behavior that you didn’t think to forbid.
- Practice beforehand with your child, testing them on what they should do in certain scenarios.
Communicating expectations to your child with autism should be direct and easy to understand. For more information on effective communication, please look through our Free Video Library or schedule a consultation with us for more support today!