Children on the spectrum often need more help than a functioning child to help learn a new skill. Here is something to keep in mind when deciding which new skill or behavior you want to work on with your child.
Focus on the ability not the disability!
We want to focus on skills that will help reduce disruptive behavior. For example, if your child shows a daily struggle while getting dressed every morning, we want to work on sequencing, fine motor and direction following skills needed.
If your child throws a tantrum during homework time , we want to make sure he has the necessary focus, attention, ability to complete a task, direction following and academic skills.
We work on building this skill acquisition in our behavior support plan.