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ASC - anger management

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veryjellybelly Thu 13-Oct-11 08:51:55

Hi,

My 10 year old DS with ASC is really struggling at school with aggressive behaviour. DS is in a local mainstream school. He has a full statement, but despite this (and numerous strategies in place) he just cannot hold his anger in when the "red mist" descends.

He is having episodes of lashing out at the TA's and other children now on a regular basis. I feel that he needs some additional help with dealing with his anger issues, but have not been able to find any such help through either school or CAHMS. It seems to me that it really falls unders the remit of a clinical psychologist.

Does anyone have any ideas whether such support exists and if so how to get access to it? We are teetering on the brink of DS being excluded, and with one failed school placement already I really want to avoid this one falling apart if at all possible.

Thanks

veryjellybelly Thu 13-Oct-11 22:35:41

bump........any suggestions welcome!

PipinJo Thu 13-Oct-11 23:09:57

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veryjellybelly Fri 14-Oct-11 14:00:50

Hi PipinJo,

I absolutely agree that his school need to try and avoid the triggers that set DS off......but it seems they struggle to do this on quite a regular basis. I keep telling them that noise is a particularly bad trigger, but they just don't seem to take this on board.

I didn't know that OT's deal with anxiety management. If I can't access this through the GP, do you think there are private OT's who specialise in this area? I know from experience that going to an OT without specialist knowledge is not particularly helpful!

Thanks

IndigoBell Fri 14-Oct-11 17:03:42

I think you're far better to concentrate on stopping the red mist from descending rather than on how to deal with it once it has.

If you think noise is his major trigger than there's lots you can do. I highly recommend Auditory Integration Training to cure his hypersensitive hearing - although there are a lot of other similar programs that others have also used with success (listening program, therupetic listening, johansson program)

If anxiety is his major problem than I recommend retained reflex therapy.

If you can, try to cure any underlying physical problem which can be cured.

PipinJo Fri 14-Oct-11 17:39:11

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PipinJo Fri 14-Oct-11 17:40:47

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raspberryroop Sat 15-Oct-11 21:12:52

IndigoBell - what therapy would you suggest for teen with low tolerance for other children ? Have tried counselling - he understands intellectually the problem but has low impulse control (asd/adhd)?

IndigoBell Sat 15-Oct-11 21:43:21

Sorry, I don't know what to recommend. sad

raspberryroop Sat 15-Oct-11 22:43:48

Thanks anyway Indigo - you have been a big help with a lot of my ds's dyslexia issues -

Think I may just have to resort to medication to get him through this tough patch - but hey ho

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