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Recommendation for ABA consultant known to be good with HFA/AS children

(6 Posts)
bialystockandbloom Sat 02-Feb-13 22:47:09

My ds is also 5yo (nearly 6) HFA, very (but not super) bright, in ms school. We have a fantastic supervisor who sets and monitors our programmes, with regular but minimal input from consultant. We're in London. PM me if you want more info, happy to tell you more privately smile

As starlight alluded to, getting the right support in school has been the most important thing over the last year.

MareeyaDolores Sat 02-Feb-13 22:22:24

Ds1 has ADHD alongside the ASD. Luckily the ADHD was spotted first cos methylphenidate worked miracles on those sorts of behaviours. Just slowing down the impulse-action link by a second or two was enough. Sometimes he just decided not to do whatever it was, but mainly it meant we had 1-2 sec to physically and/or mentally reach him.

Which gave 'behavioural modification' methods a chance to work.

WilsonFrickett Fri 01-Feb-13 16:36:14

Roughly where in the country are you?

NormalIsOverrated Fri 01-Feb-13 14:26:44

Mainly school and public places. He is compulsive at home too. He doesnt understand/respect private space, social boundaries. Pulled someone's glasses, switched off someone's laptop on the train. We are constantly on the edge. Problem usual strategies dont seem to be working, he continues to be impulsive. Not sure if I am making sense.

Are you looking for help at home or in school?

If in school, you might want to try and find the rare breed that is ABA plus QTS.

NormalIsOverrated Fri 01-Feb-13 13:58:55

DS is 5 years old HFA/AS child, super bright, but, has very specific behaviour issues that are getting him to lots trouble with school, peers and in the community. He is very impulsive and obsessive.

We are hitting wall with conventional time-outs, rewards board and differentially reinforcing good behavior and (try to) ignore the unwanted behavior. None of these have helped in reducing compulsive behaviour. It is as though he cant control himself.

I am looking for a consultant who is known to be good with ‘Aspergers’ type child , someone who can think of out of box to handle the behavioral issues.
We need to build his perspective taking, social rules/boundaries. ( not sure if I am asking for too much )

If you have any techniques that worked with your child, please share it with me.. we are at the end of our tether

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