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Re: need help with behavioral isues
      01/05/09 10:37 PM

I know that we do not live in the same state but we were lucky enough here to find some great behavioral therapists at the University that observed Gavin and how he interacted with us both normally and in one of his "fits". They gave us a lot of methods. We use to have to hold Gavin's arms cus he would hit himself in the head or bite his hands, it worked in the sense that he stopped hurting himself but he would also kick me and split my lip a couple times head butting me. The method that works the best for us may sound stupid but it works. We have an extra bedroom in our house that just has a bed in it so he cant hurt himself. When Gavin has gotten to this point we just put him in the room (kicking and all) and tell him he will come out when he is done. (Gavin is nonverbal but understand most of what is said to him) I then do not say anything but stand outside the door and listen. He will scream for awhile and kick the floor but after a while he starts to "come down." He is still crying but not fighting and we proceed with what we were doing. I always tell him I love him and I am glad he is feeling better and we forget it happened. With Gavin it is all about attention so once he is the room no attention til he is done. It works for us, but what works for one mom doesnt work for all. Good luck tho.

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* need help with behavioral isues autismmom2967 12/30/08 09:49 PM
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