More Autism Behaviorr Strategies
Let's talk about self stimulatory behaviors. These can be such things as hand flapping for excitement, tracking, eye closing or gazing, which is usually and avoidance, or bouncing up and down in the chair, just to name a few. If these types of behaviors are not interfering with learning, they are usually ignored or redirected to a more appropriate place, such as hands in lap without verbal and work continues.
If the behavior does interfere, then a behavior treatment plan could be put in place, but that would be determined by the therapists, coordinator and family. Usually with the little ones, inappropriate behaviors occur because they need to understand the expectations and don't, or because do not know how to communicate yet.
Once a child gets in the grove of therapy sessions, those behaviors usually decrease immensely.