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Grandson Has Autism, Gets Teased for Messy Eating

See how a Token Economy Reward System can help with messy eating. Please see the original post on Autism Speaks http://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/2014/02/28/food-thought-grandson-has-autism-gets-teased-messy-eating  

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How To Implement a Token Economy System for Aspergers Kids

“I want to implement a Token Economy system with my 12 year old Aspie.  Can you give me detailed instructions on how to do this?”   Actually, a token (or economy) system is quite easy to set up. Here’s how:   1. Identify the behaviors for which your child can earn credits. An example of […]

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How to Motivate Aspergers Children

Question I am looking for more tips on how to get a 9-year-old with Aspergers to enjoy writing more. Answer Aspergers kids respond best when their motivation level is high; when the answer to the question “What’s in it for me?” is something an Aspergers youngster most wants or desires. Kids with Aspergers never really […]

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Autism Spectrum Disorders And Classroom Discipline

Students with autism spectrum disorders, and some atypically developing blind children, have a greater than average need for structure, rules and education about what behavior is acceptable in school. They are not biologically equipped to “figure out” social expectations. This social deficit is a major condition required for an ASD diagnosis. These students are far […]

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Redirecting Problem Behaviors

Saying “NO” vs. Offering a Positive Alternative: Redirecting Problem Behaviors by Connirae Andreas When a child does something annoying or destructive, it’s easy for parents to get the idea that their children are intentionally trying to be mean, and want to misbehave. Even if this were true, it wouldn’t be a very useful way to think […]

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Strategies for Redirecting Child Behavior

by Kathryn Hatter, Demand Media Training and teaching children is one of the main jobs of parents. As children experiment and learn, they will make mistakes and engage in behaviors that need discouragement from you. An effective way to teach young children the difference between acceptable and unacceptable behavior is redirection. Redirection focuses on the […]

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