ERIC Number: ED435146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns.
Myles, Brenda Smith; Southwick, Jack
This book discusses characteristics of individuals with Asperger syndrome that affect behavior, and presents strategies for preventing behavioral problems. Chapter 1, "An Overview of the Characteristics of Asperger Syndrome that May Impact Behavior," discusses specific characteristics that affect cognition, language, socialization, sensory functions, visual processing, and behavior. Chapter 2, "The Rage Cycle and Functional Assessment of Behaviors in the Cycle," describes precursors to a behavioral outburst and strategies educators can use to prevent outbursts, such as: (1) antiseptic bouncing; (2) proximity control; (3) signal interference; (4) touch control; (5) tension defusion through humor; (6) support from routine; (7) interest boosting; (8) redirection; (9) home base (creating a safe home base for students to go to regain control); (10) acknowledging student difficulties; and (11) walking with a student without talking. This chapter also discusses functional assessment of behaviors in the rage cycle. Chapter 3, "Strategies that Promote Self-Awareness, Self-Calming, and Self-Management," discusses several interventions to prevent rage behaviors through instruction, interpretation, and restructuring. The final chapter, "Specifically for Parents," urges parents to work together to develop a home plan that addresses causes of problem behaviors, family organization and support, conflict resolution, and daily routines. (Contains 60 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Aggression, Anger, Asperger Syndrome, Autism, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Restructuring, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Intervention, Parent Child Relationship, Prevention, Self Control, Self Management, Student Evaluation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
Autism Asperger Publishing Co., P.O. Box 23173, Shawnee Mission, KS 66283-0173 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: "This book was previously published under the title, 'Asperger Syndrome and Rage: Practical Solutions for a Difficult Moment.'"