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Strategies For Coping With Disruptive Behavior

September 28, 2022

At Achievement Behavior Care, we understand the everyday challenges families must be prepared to address regarding behaviors arising among children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). As part of our comprehensive services geared toward fostering positive improvements to their child’s communication, learning and coping skills, we provide the training and tools parents need to integrate our therapy goals into their home life. Our team of highly qualified Board Certified Behavior Analysts/Licensed Behavior Analysts are dedicated to making measurable, lasting changes to the lives of everyone in the home.

One of the most challenging aspects for a parent caring for an ASD child is learning how to respond to disruptive behavior that can escalate into a meltdown, putting the child or other people in danger.

Preparing strategies for these situations is critically important, and may include:

  • Recognize places, events and situations that may trigger a crisis and avoid them as much as possible.
  • Stay on the alert for warning signs of a potential crisis.
  • Have a strategy in place to keep the child and those around him or her safe.
  • Remain calm, gentle and patient; don’t let the child's behavior trigger your own emotions.
  • Provide simple and clear directions to the child.
  • Remove distracting objects and halt stressful activities; move to a calming place and activity.
  • Reinforce the child’s efforts at self-regulating the harmful behavior through praise.
  • When the child has become calm, discuss the situation and the child’s responses, and then offer more appropriate alternatives.
  • Keep detailed notes on each episode of disruptive behavior in order to be prepared for or avoid them in the future.

At Achievement Behavior Care, we are the foremost providers of Applied Behavior Analysis — the scientifically recognized gold standard in treating ASD. We are committed to improving each child’s everyday communication skills and coping behaviors to decrease the risk of harm. Please contact us today for details on our services.

Achievement Behavior Care

Achievement Behavior Services is a boutique agency providing quality individualized applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy to children on the autism spectrum. Established in 2015 ABS is licensed and trained ABA therapists implement behavioral therapy methods in the child’s environment to improve social, behavioral and adaptive skills.

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