Challenging behaviour, violent outbursts and meltdowns can put a strain on the entire family of a child on the autism spectrum. This book offers practical, long-term and effective strategies to help resolve common challenging behaviours using a low arousal approach - a non-aversive approach based on avoiding confrontation and reducing stress and anxiety.
Acknowledgements. Foreword. Introduction: Setting the Scene. 1. Understanding Autism. 2. Understanding Challenging or Distressed Behaviour. 3. The Low Arousal Approach. 4. Using Video. 5. Relationships, Keeping it Together! 6. Medical Issues. 7. Other Common Problems. 8. Looking after your Health. Resources. Further Reading. References. Index