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How do you manage aggressive and self injurious behavior?

My 2 1/2 year old has moderate-severe autism and is non verbal. A lot of the times he will pinch his arms (sometimes occasionally biting them as well). Recently, he has started head banging a lot and will repeatedly hit his head on the hard wood floor over and over again or other objects. His ABA therapists and OT say to block It with my hand but I feel like that isn’t effective in dealing with it long term and there are times when I’m not close enough to… read more

posted 8 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Weighted blanket helps with my daughter during meltdowns. When she is in the mood for sounds, music helps her too.

posted 7 days ago
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