Where There’s A Skill, There’s A Way

Collaborative Problem Solving [CPS]

Many of our kids on the autism spectrum have challenging behaviors. And many times, conventional rewards and punishments just don’t work.

I remember times when I’d simply punish louder or in a bigger quantity, as if that would make a difference. Just like talking loudly to someone who doesn’t speak our language, in hopes that our volume will bridge the language barrier.

Dr. J. Stuart Ablon talks about his work with Think: Kids–where he’s found that challenging kids lack the skill, not the will, to behave well. And they deserve the same compassion and effective treatment as kids with other learning disabilities.

Advertisements

One response to “Where There’s A Skill, There’s A Way

  1. Good one. Nice turn of phrase. -Mike

    From: autismresourcemom <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: autismresourcemom <comment+pdo0fyt3w-lc6p4lor_mtx4@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Monday, November 17, 2014 at 12:45 PM To: Mike Smith <mike@beardboy.com> Subject: [New post] Where There’s A Skill, There’s A Way

    arm2012 posted: ” Many of our kids on the autism spectrum have challenging behaviors. And many times, conventional rewards and punishments just don’t work. I remember times when I’d simply punish louder or in a bigger quantity, as if that would make a difference. Ju”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s