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Are Parent Training Programs Effective At Decreasing Autistic Children’s Problematic Behaviors, Ages 3-12 Years Old?

Are Parent Training Programs Effective At Decreasing Autistic Children’s Problematic Behaviors, Ages 3-12 Years Old?

When you child was diagnosed with ASD, did you participate in a parent training program? If so, who sponsored it?
To the parents of autistic children between the ages of 3-12, how many parent training programs have you been involved in ? Do you think that they were effective? If so, why?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Absolutely
His first real aba supervisor. Not the techs
For my 7 y.o. i join in on countless zoom classes. And hell yea it is effective.
Because every class i attended were taught by women who has… read more

edited, originally posted about 3 hours ago

Are Parent Training Programs Effective At Decreasing Autistic Children’s Problematic Behaviors, Ages 3-12 Years Old?

Are Parent Training Programs Effective At Decreasing Autistic Children’s Problematic Behaviors, Ages 3-12 Years Old?

When you child was diagnosed with ASD, did you participate in a parent training program? If so, who sponsored it?
To the parents of autistic children between the ages of 3-12, how many parent training programs have you been involved in ? Do you think that they were effective? If so, why?

Getting Law Enforcement Involved

Getting Law Enforcement Involved

Has anyone got to the point where they have had to get LE involved. Yesterday my son was screaming at the top of his lungs in Walmart cussing and threatening people. Once in the car he's screaming at the top of his lungs I have to drive 20 mind to get home by the time I got to town he had his Nintendo switch cord around his neck trying to strangle himself. He's 11 he's been violent and out of control for too long an advocate for him at the autism society tells me to call for a crisis… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

No, luckily my 11 year old daughter isn't that violent. She can be loud at times and has been known to swear because she thinks it's funny. Do you know what triggered his bad behavior at Walmart… read more

posted 2 days ago

Intensive ABA, Should We Do It?

Intensive ABA, Should We Do It?

After a long time being on the waiting list, we have finally been offered the public ABA therapy service for our 4.5 years old son. But the service is center-based and intensive, which means that he is going to miss much of the daycare time that he really enjoys. Any recommendation if we should try this service or look for something else?

About our son's situation: He is communicating but has a speech delay and has a problem with social communication, especially with his peers. He does not have… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member Agree with mental exhaustion. Wouldn’t put E though that. Plus I don’t like it when she does anything out of compulsion rather than choice.

posted 6 days ago

My Little Boy Is Refusing To Do Anything He Does Not Want To Do

My Little Boy Is Refusing To Do Anything He Does Not Want To Do

In school he has always been cooperative. Now when there is math or writing (which he HATES) he puts his head on his desk and will not participate. Teacher tried charts reward, encouragement , schedule and nothing motivates him. At home he will not take his plate from the table to sink or anything else we ask of him. He says no no no and nothing motivates him.

His wonderful ABA therapist is having the same reaction when she has something for him to do. If he likes it he will do it. If it is… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Research Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). Those with this type of Autism struggle with the every day demands of life. Even if it is something they want to do, it can sometimes feel like a demand… read more

posted 8 days ago

Bedtime Meltdowns Everyday. Is There Any Way To Avoid Them, Or Even Reduce The Intensity?

Bedtime Meltdowns Everyday. Is There Any Way To Avoid Them, Or Even Reduce The Intensity?

I would have to say that putting my daughters to bed at night is one of the most difficult, miserable, and arduous tasks we face in our family each day. My older daughter will be drawing, or finishing watching a movie, or something else she really enjoys and happy as a clam. The minute I say “Okay girls, it’s time to brush your teeth and get to bed!” the screaming, stomping feet, and other unpleasant behaviors begin. It inevitably turns into an all out mess. These bedtime meltdowns are… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

EVERYONE, thank you so very much for all of your wonderful suggestions!!!! They all sound useful and not so difficult to put into use as part of a regular schedule. Tonight I simply did a 15 minute… read more

edited, originally posted 10 days ago

My Son Is Jumping Off Desks At School

My Son Is Jumping Off Desks At School

Any tips? Today his 1:1 aide told me he’s been doing it for a while now. Do you guys have any tips I can give her to help redirect him? Thank you !!

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank you everyone!

posted 11 days ago

Have Any Experience With Vocalizations With Every Action?

Have Any Experience With Vocalizations With Every Action?

My 2 year old is not verbal at this point and makes a vocalization with each action - turning a page, stacking blocks, bouncing a ball, etc. Has anyone else experienced that?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thanks! I worry that I am giving them too much visual stimulation since they can get really worked up, but then sometimes they are seeking and I try to do more full body movements. It is difficult for… read more

posted 12 days ago

Auditory Processing Disorder- Do Any Of Your Kids Or Yourself Have It ?

Auditory Processing Disorder- Do Any Of Your Kids Or Yourself Have It ?

I think I might have it. What are the signs and how were you diagnosed with it ?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Addendum:

FWIW I believe that senses can be tuned through things like music therapy. Certainly, most people prefer peace and quiet but it's possible to be overly defensive. I feel like learning to… read more

posted 8 days ago
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