Behavioral Challenges in Children with Autism and Other Special Needs
This book offers a comprehensive view of behavioral challenges for a child with autism or other special needs from a developmental perspective based on the DIRFloortime framework. The approach is presented in three parts. Step-by-step, clinicians, caretakers, and educators will learn how to use the developmental approach to: 1. Understand the many variables involved in the behavior of a child with special needs. 2. Effectively respond to a challenging behavior in the moment with three key steps: attune, help, and recover. 3. Create a long-term plan to support developmental and behavioral progress. The framework is based on universal developmental principles, which are effective regardless of the child's particular age or disability.