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This “PowerPoint” slide show was used in one of Dr. Mac’s workshops regarding youngsters with PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder…Autism, Aspergers Syndrome, etc). Certain “notes’ slides (like this one) have been added to help to explain the slides. Understand, however, that there was three hours of narration accompanying this slide show. The notes provided will certainly not provide the detail and explanations provided during the workshop.There is also a “code” to running the slide show. The slide show will run by itself unless you see a red or green punctuation mark. A red question mark, colon, or period indicates that the show has stopped and that you must click your mouse to continue. A green punctuation mark means that you have reached the end of the material on a particular slide. You must left-click on your mouse to advance to the next slide. (click to advance to the next slide)
(failure to comply)from Kids with Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers Syndrome)
Understanding It, Assessing It, & Doing Something About It(in effective, respectful & professional ways)
Tom McIntyre,Ph.D., www.BehaviorAdvisor.com.
a series of random events.
The student remains in a heightened state of tension and alertness, not knowing what might happen next.
(real or imagined)
and anxiety which lead to:
“soothing” self stimulation (rocking, chanting, head banging, fingerplay)
rigid rules of behaving, or turn conversation
to favorite topics.
kids with autism, Aspergers, and other PDDs: ????
(locking into a repetitive thought or behavior, like a skipping record).
Routines & consistency give kids comfort in a world that can seem random. It gives them respite from trying to comprehend the what they experience.
behaviors are increased, unless we search out:
and handling stress.
We are calm and tolerant of young children because we realize that they aredoing their bestto function and communicate given their developmental level. As professionals, we are paid to be tolerant, supportive, and nurturing to youngsters who aredoing their best, under difficult circumstances, to function and communicate. Consummate professionals do it because they believe that all individuals are deserving ofdignified & respectful treatment.
(see www.BehaviorAdvisor.com page titled “Figuring out why kids misbehave” & “FBA”)
(see www.BehaviorAdvisor.com page titled “Differential Reinforcement.”) .
(see www.BehaviorAdvisor.com pages by these titles)
Is the soothing ritual’s quality more kinesthetic(movement oriented) as is likely with low-functioning kids, or more symbolic(need to touch drawer handle in room before sitting) as is more typical of high-functioning youngsters?
are there when needed
Right now, pull the
packet out of your folder
(for those of you viewing the slide show on your computer, this material can be found at www.BehaviorAdvisor.com inside the page titled “Nice Interventions that build self discipline in kids” )
strategies such as negative consequences
or removal of reinforcement.
Punishment does not teach new behavior!
(unless part of activity or have permission)