Category: Aggressive Behaviors

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Understanding the Difference Between Meltdowns & Tantrums

Tantrums and meltdowns are hard to understand, tough to prevent, and seemingly impossible to handle when they happen. Meltdowns and tantrums can look alike at first glance, especially when your child is in the middle of one, but the two are actually very different. This is particularly true for children with sensory processing issues, like…
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Top 7 Autism Books We Recommend for the Entire Family

We have families reach out to us all the time looking for books or resources to really help them understand and ultimately find ways to better support their children with Autism. We have listed our top 7 favorite Autism Books we often recommend for families seeking advice on dietary needs, ways to approach autism, and…
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Aggressive Behaviors or Intense Energy?

AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIORS OR INTENSE ENERGY?When a parent describes their child as ‘aggressive’ they mean that they are hitting, biting, scratching, pinching, pulling hair, spitting in people’s faces, slapping, punching, kicking and generally using physical force. This term is also used if their child is biting their own hand, head banging or slapping their own head,…
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Self-Harm or Communication?

FROM CAROLINA: Many of you have experienced one of these moments – when you’re watching your child do something that looks harmful to his or her body: your son bangs his head on the wall – over and over and over so that he has a little bump or bruise on his forehead; your daughter…
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Colorful Language!!!

FROM WILLIAM: Recently we had a family come to our Son-Rise Program Intensive with their wonderful 9yr old son who was High Functioning / Aspergers. Two of his main repetitious activities were basket ball and talking about Dr Who (an English TV program) and all the bad guys the Dr has to overcome like Daleks,…
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Aggressive Behaviors!

FROM BECKY:Hi Beautiful People! This post is a follow on from the last two about intense physical energy. I would also love to help you with some things to do when the energy turns into aggression. This could come in the form of running at you and tackling you to the ground, getting you into…
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Intense Physical Energy Part 2

FROM BECKY: Hi Everyone! Here are some more ways to help your child when they have intense physical energy. 1) If your child has reached puberty and they like to linger after a hug or be physically close to you all the time, you can be their friend coach! One way of helping them to…
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Intense Physical Energy!

FROM BECKY: Have you ever experienced your special child having a sudden urge to express them self in an intense, physical way. Maybe they were sitting in your lap calmly and then the next minute they were banging their chin into your head.Perhaps they got over excited during a hug and wrestled you to the…
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Tybalts First Fight!

FROM GABY: We just had the most amazing experience. When the first volunteer came to play, I went out to jog. Upon returning home, the volunteer opened the door and told me I had better go upstairs because Tybalt was crying, they had had an argument. I went upstairs and found Tybalt sitting on a…
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Imprints of Love

FROM KATRINA: Hello my lovelies,This week in the playroom, I was gifted with another imprint of love (it took my fellow staff members and I a few moments to come up with this name – thanks Brandi and Carolina). An imprint of love is what I call a tangible mark left by a scratch, pinch,…
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