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[Dec. 3rd, 2007|11:46 am]
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I have a situation with my little brother (almost 8 yrs old) who is getting out of hand at home and school......he is overly violent, does everything he's told not to do, etc. any suggestions? He's borderline Autistic (Asperger)....any suggested meds, discipline styles, etc.?
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-04-27 09:21 pm (UTC)

try research

With children on the Autism Spectrum behaviors are symptoms of an underlying problem. He may be unable to explain what is wrong or why he feels out of control. Your best bet would be to talk with his teachers and have them track when the behaviors escalate or what may be triggering them. If everyone tries to understand him and possibly alter the setting to his benefit, your brother's behaviors may decrease. Many children on the spectrum need tasks broken down into manageable pieces or organized into a visual schedule. You can also try speaking with the special ed department at the school if he is not already involved in it. I think that books on asperger's would be more useful than the internet too. (That way you know you can trust your sources)
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