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The "Out-of-Control" Child on the Autism Spectrum

Moms and dads often ask how to deal with and help the high functioning autistic youngster that seems to be out of control. How do you control or manage the kid that intimidates, hits, punches and seems to enjoy torturing their siblings? What do you do with the kid that argues, is defiant, and refuses to participate or follow directions can be difficult to live with and can create disharmony within the household?

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this article, very informative. The article refers to those around a child with the disorder & how frustrating it can be.

J Zenel said...

I also want to say thank you for this article. It took us a long time to get accurate diagnoses (several including PDD), a long time to build a complete team around our son, and a long time to build a supportive routine for all of us. By this article, we are doing all the right things, and the best that we can. Thank you for your ongoing educational articles, and to families new to this, hang in there, and acknowledge how wonderful your child is and how lucky they are to have you.

J Zenel said...

I also want to thank you for this article. It took us a long time to get accurate diagnoses (several, including PDD), a long time to build a good team, with several treatment strategies, a long time to establish a support network and routine to keep this family healthy. By this article, we are doing all the right things, and the best that we can. Thanks for your ongoing support and educational articles, and to those families that are new to this, hang in there, believe in your child, yourself, and know that they are lucky to have you.

Erin McDowell said...

Thank you for sharing this article. Although there are no quick fixes or even easy answers, especially with Autism...reading your article reminded me (in the 13 year stage & in that rough season again)...I am doing so much more than I give myself credit for. I have attempted to address & revisit each of these very pertinent issues. And although still working on my own temper...am so much more consistent & on the right track now than ever in the past...even when we seem to be stuck or regressing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this article. It's really hard when you're in a relationship where the person you love has a child with Asperger. It helps me to know that there are ways effective ways to deal with a misbehaving child that has Asperger. While there is no easy way to fix things there is hope. I love my boy friend and I love his son. His son and I have some great times together when I watch him but I do notice that the way he behaves with me is very different with his dad. I would love to learn more, are there any resources besides support groups where I can educate myself more? Maybe classes in my area?

My child has been rejected by his peers, ridiculed and bullied !!!

Social rejection has devastating effects in many areas of functioning. Because the ASD child tends to internalize how others treat him, rejection damages self-esteem and often causes anxiety and depression. As the child feels worse about himself and becomes more anxious and depressed – he performs worse, socially and intellectually.

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How to Prevent Meltdowns in Children on the Spectrum

Meltdowns are not a pretty sight. They are somewhat like overblown temper tantrums, but unlike tantrums, meltdowns can last anywhere from ten minutes to over an hour. When it starts, the Asperger's or HFA child is totally out-of-control. When it ends, both you and your child are totally exhausted. But... don’t breathe a sigh of relief yet. At the least provocation, for the remainder of that day -- and sometimes into the next - the meltdown can return in full force.

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Parenting Defiant Teens on the Spectrum

Although Aspergers [high-functioning autism] is at the milder end of the autism spectrum, the challenges parents face when disciplining a teenager on the spectrum are more difficult than they would be with an average teen. Complicated by defiant behavior, the teen is at risk for even greater difficulties on multiple levels – unless the parents’ disciplinary techniques are tailored to their child's special needs.

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Older Teens and Young Adult Children with ASD Still Living At Home

Your older teenager or young “adult child” isn’t sure what to do, and he is asking you for money every few days. How do you cut the purse strings and teach him to be independent? Parents of teens with ASD face many problems that other parents do not. Time is running out for teaching their adolescent how to become an independent adult. As one mother put it, "There's so little time, yet so much left to do."

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Parenting Children and Teens with High-Functioning Autism

Two traits often found in kids with High-Functioning Autism are “mind-blindness” (i.e., the inability to predict the beliefs and intentions of others) and “alexithymia” (i.e., the inability to identify and interpret emotional signals in others). These two traits reduce the youngster’s ability to empathize with peers. As a result, he or she may be perceived by adults and other children as selfish, insensitive and uncaring.

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Highly Effective Research-Based Parenting Strategies for Children with Asperger's and HFA

Become an expert in helping your child cope with his or her “out-of-control” emotions, inability to make and keep friends, stress, anger, thinking errors, and resistance to change.

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