very nice .. but how to teach this? pity there are no examples..
Absolutely agree tantrums are an opportunity and importantly don't judge your child when they are having a tantrum.
He said to become slow and unresponsive and act as if you don't understand what they want. Did you not hear that?
The most important thing you have to remember in that moment is to feel calm yourself. In this calm manner you can explain him that you don't understand him when he's screaming/crying/hitting and that you would understand what he wants and help him if he just used his words (or sounds if he's nonverbal). Getting angry yourself or running to give him what you think he wants just to calm him down as fast as you can isn't useful for him. Be that fast when he speaks in a normal calm voice:)
my son was diagnosed just a couple of months ago and i'll definitely use your suggestion . As a parent of an autistic child you're looking just about everywhere for those moments that really really count. Enlightening and very comforting to hear you speak about it so enthusiastically. Thumbs up on this vid . 🙂
Now, I cannot see this personality set working in any community in which I have served, but the idea presented, looking at the instructional opportunity is just good practice. I don't understand why this isn't more of the focus given this is why we are specialists in the field… to instruct on better ways to approach challenging situations, reduce/ eliminate the outbursts to promote better learning and social outcomes for all kiddos. Its not so much about 'how' as much as the attitude & goals.
Hi Jacqueline, Thank you for your comment. We actually work with many parents and professionals who use this attitude with the special children in their lives both at home and in different settings. We have seen it to be extremely helpful to use in any setting. If you would like to learn more, please contact us to set up a complimentary 25-minute call with a Son-Rise Program Advisor. We would love to answer your questions.
I spent this morning watching several of your clips and saw those on the discreet trials, linked with treats. Another big concern I have with ABA is that it supposes everyone responds the same prescribed way. Yes, so realistic in preparing youth to work with society.
I understand that the attitude would work with folks, the personality shown in the video is a bit 'over-the-top' for the families with whom I have experienced. Yes, we need to look at the opportunities for learning relationship development in naturalized settings and at the point of working with the kiddos. I also liked that another of you videos shared the idea of adjusting how we think about the situation… quite profound.
I just got back from the Son Rise Start up and It was the most amazing experience of my life. I love these people, and my daughter has responded immediately! Lots of love and blessing to all the parents out there who have a brain blessed child.
I have actually tried this with my son, and to my amazement when I went in his room and sat with him, he looks at me in confusement. He has this strange look on his face and the tantrum stopped immediately. I was surprised, thank you guys keep up the hard work…
That is so wonderful Angel! We are cheering you on in every possible way! If you haven't done so already, please call us to set up a complimentary 25-minute call wit a Son-Rise Program Advisor so that we can get your questions answered and give you more information. The number is 413-229-2100.
SonRise teachers/workers are just amazing loving souls!!! God bless you all and the thousands of families practicing your methods. Beautiful approach for our precious souls. May we all help our children to progress and recovery from autism.
I'm sorry I really didn't understand exactly what I am supposed to be doing when my autistic son has a tantrum I didn't really get it so if you could help me with that I would really appreciate it thank you so much
Is there any school in London applying SON RISE program? please read my reply to Jacqueline down below and imagine how hard my life is here surrounded by ABA thinkers which are only regressing by boy after 7 years of hard work of mine.
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