There are several different types of intervention for children with autism that engage in problem behavior. Behavior Analysts will match the type of intervention with the level of severity of the problem behavior. The first line of behavioral intervention is to be proactive and teach new skills; this may include altering the environment, teaching effective communication and choice making skills, and teaching the child how to protest appropriately. A higher level of intervention can include a more formal behavioral assessment to understand the variables in a child’s environment that may be motivating the behavior. For more information on behavior intervention, watch this HealthCentral video featuring Dr. Louis Hagopian, clinical psychologist and behavior analyst at Kennedy Krieger.
The Behavior Exchange of Dallas is dedicated to using applied behavior analysis in both one-on-one and group formats, to help children and parents successfully navigate behavior challenges and to reach their full potential. Call us today at (972) 312-8733 to learn more about our group therapy and one-on-one sessions.
Written By Tammy Cline-Soza, MS, BCBA