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Managing his beahviour

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Hther Sun 10-Jul-11 16:57:32

My son is nearly 3 and just started talking in march and now has just 4 words. His understanding is better than his speech but he still doesnt understand that well so I am unsure how to teach him right and wrong. If I tell him not to do something or why he shouldnt do something he doesnt seem to understand. Do I just keep saying "No" and moving him away from whatever he is doing wrong (and making him upset and scream in the process- so hard as he doesnt understand why he probably thinks i'm being mean!) He does a lot of biting and pinching and throwing things sometimes for fun not just out of frustration.

Background : His development is of 15 -24 months (he is 3 next month). speech at 15 months, he also has sensory problems (postural and gravitational insecurity, tactile sensitivity, sensory processing disorder). He has problems with social interaction though this is much better but he used to scream for half an hour and refuse to e comforted if anyone he didn't know spoke to him or sometims even looked at him. He gets anxious about things, may scream for if something that is uaually on a shelf is on the floor for example.

Hther Sun 10-Jul-11 17:55:52


sickofsocalledexperts Sun 10-Jul-11 18:07:26

I think it's great that you've got in so early, as the brain and behaviour patterns can truly be changed at this age. Can I be pompous and direct you to the blog I wrote about my early experience with ABA, which changed my son's bad behaviours and speech abilities greatly.

I just learned to do the linky thing, see above!

Hther Sun 10-Jul-11 18:11:33

thanks for that, is that just for autism or do you think will be helpful in nonautistic children? They ahve assessed him and said he isnt autistic

sickofsocalledexperts Sun 10-Jul-11 18:16:09

Actually ABA has helped even more a little pal of my boy's , who has mld but no autism. To be honest, everything's a bit easier without the autism!

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