Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Autism & Self-Injurious Behaviour (SIB)


For parents more severely affected by autism, one of the most difficult things to deal with is anger, aggression and self-injurious behaviour (SIB).  SIB is sometimes rather politely referred to as challenging behaviour.
In the case of Monty, aged 10 with ASD, we have overcome these problems (for now at least); but for other people have to struggle on with them, on a daily basis. 
SIB can affect any person with autism, whether they are severely, moderately or mildly affected otherwise.  Left untamed, I am reliably informed, it may return in adulthood.  
So, for those people, who do not want to follow the “novel”, but science-based, interventions discussed elsewhere in this blog, here is what the experts have to say:-
From the US  (an excellent paper) :-
From the UK:-

 From Canada:-





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