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1 ALYSON BEYTIEN BOARD CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR ANALYST MASTER’S SCIENCE/AUTISM HILLS AND DALES Children and Adults with Autism

2 First Then

3 DinnerBath

4 First

5 Next 1991

6 Next 1992

7 Then 1993

8 First Next Then Asperger’s Syndrome High-functioning Autism

9 Joshua 22 yrs Zachary 20 yrs Spencer 23 yrs

10 What impacts behavior in autism?

11 Triad of Impairment Communication Challenges Social Interaction Challenges Sensory Processing Challenges Behavior Challenges!

12 Communication Challenges

13 Impaired Communication Non-verbal Echolalic Lack of emotion Verbal language without ability to use Unusual prosody, cadence Cannot negotiate or obtain assistance

14 Social Interaction Challenges

15 Social Rules What determines the appropriateness of a social behavior?

16 What does this mean?

17 Social Skill Challenges Vocal tone may not match emotion Facial expression may not match situation Concrete, literal thinkers May not interpret body language Social rules change constantly Inappropriate social behaviors modeled May model the most extreme (understandable) behavior

18 IF YOU DON’T TEACH THE NEEDED SOCIAL SKILL YOU WILL HAVE PROBLEM BEHAVIOR. BEHAVIOR ALERT!!

19 Spencer and the Multiple Choice Test Concrete, Literal Thinkers

20 Behavior and Literal Thinking BehaviorConsequenceBehaviorConsequenceOutcome

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22 The American Homeless vs. Medieval Serf Difficulty with perspective-taking

23 Sensory Processing Challenges

24 Hypo or Hyper Sensitive Neurologically struggle to process senses all at once Can be fine one day, and completely on edge the next Breaks, and sensory diet supports throughout the day

25 Behavior Challenges

26 Behavioral Stages 3 boys…. Bath/Showers Eating problems Particular shoes/outfits 2 boys…. Naked! Video-of-the-week Hitting/Biting/Kicking Water play Humming/screaming Toys in toilets Chewing on Toothbrushes Same fork/plate/spoon, etc.

27 More Behavioral Stages! 1 boy…. Breaking glass/pencils/crayons All lights on/off Drawing on walls Stripping wallpaper Running/Darting/Escaping Rubbing mom’s elbows/knees Licking Cars and Cement

28 Thanks for inviting me! Alyson Beytien


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