Presentation on theme: "ALYSON BEYTIEN BOARD CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR ANALYST MASTER’S SCIENCE/AUTISM HILLS AND DALES Children and Adults with Autism."— Presentation transcript:
ALYSON BEYTIEN BOARD CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR ANALYST MASTER’S SCIENCE/AUTISM HILLS AND DALES Children and Adults with Autism
First Next Then Asperger’s Syndrome High-functioning Autism
Joshua 22 yrs Zachary 20 yrs Spencer 23 yrs
What impacts behavior in autism?
Triad of Impairment Communication Challenges Social Interaction Challenges Sensory Processing Challenges Behavior Challenges!
Impaired Communication Non-verbal Echolalic Lack of emotion Verbal language without ability to use Unusual prosody, cadence Cannot negotiate or obtain assistance
Social Interaction Challenges
Social Rules What determines the appropriateness of a social behavior?
What does this mean?
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
IF YOU DON’T TEACH THE NEEDED SOCIAL SKILL YOU WILL HAVE PROBLEM BEHAVIOR. BEHAVIOR ALERT!!
Spencer and the Multiple Choice Test Concrete, Literal Thinkers
Behavior and Literal Thinking BehaviorConsequenceBehaviorConsequenceOutcome
The American Homeless vs. Medieval Serf Difficulty with perspective-taking
Sensory Processing Challenges
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
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.
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