Is lack of impulse control common with PDD? Tips?

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Registered: 02-17-2002
Is lack of impulse control common with PDD? Tips?
Thu, 02-10-2011 - 11:05am

We are at the end of our rope with DS. He's turning 8 in a few weeks, dx with PDD-NOS at age 3 and also has

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Registered: 01-09-2003
Does he also have trouble in school? If not what type of behavior pla. Do they follow there?

One thought would be to ask him what one thing he really wants to do in the am a d ser it up as a reward. I've found with a lot of kids. Picking your own rewards makes them want to work towards it
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Registered: 02-28-2008

I have to agree - impulse control is a huge issue with ASD kids, depending on the kid.

Andrea, mom to

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Registered: 07-11-2003

OMG.......I cringed as I read your post. My 16 yr old constantly goes on inappropriate sites on the computer, watches things like jackass on TV

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Registered: 06-25-2005

Yes, impulse control difficulties are common with PDD, and so is hyper-focusing over certain items.