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What Are Effective Ways To Correct Bad Behavior In Children With Autism
Redirection: As with most kids, trying to change what is happening at the moment by directing the child to do something different. We too often yell at kids for bad behavior, so pick your battles and save the important reprimands for major stuff. Most of the other behaviors should attempted to be changed by reinforcement of new projects or challenges. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Behavior that is ineffective and typically problematic to the doer and to those around them in a specific context or situation. Talking loudly during a movie is inappropriate behavior. Talking loudly to try to get your child's attention when they are far away from you and doing something ...Read more
No one simple answer: Due to the extremes in variability in ability to communicate in this multifaceted disorder, there is no one correct way to achieve the teaching you desire to correct bad behavior. Even the premise "bad behavior" is often in the eye of the beholder. Generally one must use the most effective communication form and direct the child away from the undesirable action. There can be many strategies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Talk to an adult: Talk to an adult you trust. Your parent, teachers, mentors. Bullying has a zero tolerance these days. Usually bullies are insecure and use their size or abilities to scare others they think are "weaker' in rode to make themselves feel better. It is best to stand up to a bully but you want to know the best way and that is achieved with talking to an adult you trust. ...Read more
Evaulation by a pro: Obsessive thought and compulsive behaviors that result in significant dysfunction is uncommon in it's full form at 5yrs, however people you go on to develop full blown OCD often report very early symptoms. Clearly an evaluation by a good chil;d psychiatrist would be important to determine appropriate treatment. There are many good behavioral and nutritionally based approaches for young children. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are some non-medical ways to deal with ADHD behaviors? Are there other options besides medication to help my child with his adhd?
There are: Adhd can be relieved in many instances by helping the child learn a variety of coping mechanism. In addition co-existing anxiety and/or depression can make the adhd worse. Where possible creating an environment that does not strain attentional demands e.g. With noise and other distractions or demands that the child sit for long periods of time often helps. There are many things that can be tried. ...Read more
What are methods to treat anxiety and physical tics such as handbitting and headbanging in adults with autism?
It can happen: Autistical adults can still demonstrate symptoms they in childhood. ...Read more
Honest and simple: Children actually deal with things like death in a fairly straightforward way. Best way is to be simple, honest, and understanding. Answer questions, don't give gory details, and be prepared for the same question in several different ways. Rituals help, like allowing them to go to the funeral (not open casket or graveside). And especially allowing them to express their emotions. ...Read more
Dolphin-assisted rx: There are various groups offering dolphin-assisted therapy for autistic children and others. http://tinyurl.com/ktav5to however, the actual research on this is not so good. http://tinyurl.com/kxoobw5 the therapy is expensive, does not cure autism, and risks animals which have been removed from their natural environments. There are other, more accessible animal-assisted therapies. ...Read more
How effective is the gaps diet for young adults with high functioning autism? Are there any contraindications to its usage?
AVVO.Com: This would be an excellent question to pose on avvo.Com. It will allow lawyers from your state to provide free legal feedback to your question. ...Read more
Depends: The answer is complex, with the age of the child playing a role. There are stimulant medicines (ritalin, etc) and non-stimulant medicines (strattera (atomoxetine), intuniv). For kids who are hyperactive and don't focus, the stimulant class can be very effective. If the child has focus problems and has some minor anxiety, strattera (atomoxetine) is a good choice. Of course, discuss these options with your physician. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Spend time with them: Variety is the best play, because your baby has to learn everything about the world. Read to your baby, sing, look at colors, play with anything and everything. Talk to your baby all the time - it's how they learn language, inflection, dialect and learn about the world. The specifics are not as important as the time you invest with them. You can spend an hour showing a baby their foot and toes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What options are there to treat morbid jealousy, in addition to counseling? I'm the victim (male), and desperate for help. in relationship 17 years.
Jealousy can: destroy relationships as I'm sure you know. It would be helpful for you to go to counseling or group therapy so that you can be strong, resist self-doubt, stay out of the begging role. Logic does not work. Your friend may have OCD or another condition. A proper diagnosis is essential for treatment. Second opinion if necessary. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Self esteem: It is very important to uncover the reason for loss of esteem and then you need help understanding how to work through this difficulty and recover from whatever effected you. Read the articles on depression and stress on the soundmindz.Org website for ongoing support and it this low mood persists seek out a mental health professional. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SEVERAL: Intensive behavioral therapy and intensive behavioral therapy are recommended as level 1 interventions by the aap.Cbt, parent training, neurofeedback have met with some success.Auditort integration training, hyperbaric oxygen, chelation, herbals and supplements (other than fish oil) have shown no beneficial results in or thare are no significant scientific studies to support them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please tell me what substances & therapy-like things are most beneficent for adults with aspergers & vice-versa?
A therapist who: Specializes in aspergers is a good way to go. He/she will help you develop social skills that may not come as easily to you as to some. Embrace who you are, aspergers and all. We all have challenges of one sort or another, yours may be a bit more visible at times. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What is a safe way to kill bedbugs with some lethal concoction when there are young children in the home?
ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more
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