Has anyone else encountered their asd child being somewhat angelic in the school and therapeutic setting, but then beyond challenging (self-injurious, negative, hurting siblings etc) daily in the home environment? What have you found to be the problem? Is there a solution or something to help at home? Thanks. 😊
I find my daughter expends all her energy reserves to get through the day at school with as little conflict as possible. But she brings it all home at the end if the day when she's "safe". She knows we'll still love her regardless so she lets her pent up frustration out.
LOL - my kids are the opposite. Little hellions at school and great at home. Frustrating.
I remember my son's preschool teacher told me that it's best for kids on the spectrum to be mainstream so they don't pickup bad behaviors. @A MyAutismTeam Member Maybe based on her progress, or lack-of, at the end of the semester they will switch her.
i too struggle with my son being able to "maintain" it at school and do pretty well. as in, they have only seen one meltdown and that was before his dx so who knows what they thought then. he now has an i.e.p. and some great people involved...but it troubles me because he is high functioning and above average cognition so i think he is able to mimic the other childrens behavior. so at first glance it appears that there isnt even an issue. excepting his wandering attention and some vague disruptive behaviors he seems to be perfectly fine. or so i was told all last year while i was trying to get a comprehensive assessment, then present them with results, and finally to get the i.e.p. in place.... until the very end of the year when his teacher failed him in every subject. in first grade. of course he gets home and its katy bar the door. we have a very specific schedule you can set your watch by... and have had forever by virtue of the fact that its the only way he can deal with anything. and frankly it is something i rely on myself. funny how that works. but the stimming and the meltdowns are almost more than we both can bare.still and all, i guess its good that he is able to be in a regular classroom and see other little kids to imitate .
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