YIKES!

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YIKES!
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Wed, 07-11-2007 - 5:59pm

Hi, I'm a single mom adopting a sibling group of four children. My middle boy has aspbergers. Some days,I feel like my to do list is: 1. Put Caden in time-out, 2. Let Caden out of time-out; 3. Put Caden in time-out, 4. Let Caden out of time-out, 5. Put Caden in time-out, and so on and so on and so on. Some days (like today) he is constantly doing things that he knows he will get in trouble for. He wants to be good, but good intentions are were it usually stops.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

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Registered: 07-11-2007
In reply to: justmeadopting4
Sat, 07-14-2007 - 11:27pm
Thanks. I'm enjoying talking to other moms.
Cristi
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In reply to: justmeadopting4
Tue, 07-17-2007 - 10:34am

the cue cards are different from discipline cards. they actually have a picture of the rule to remind him. The discipline cards that the school uses would just make Weston feel bad, like he was not doing something wrong already but he needed the reminder of which rule made sense to his situation-- we would also verbally remind him of his rules. Such as, if we were going in a store, we had a picture of folded hands-- to remind him to keep his hands to himself, he was not to touch anything. We would verbally repeat before going into a store, "we keep our hands to ourselves, we do not touch anything" or "Only Momma can touch things in stores, boys and girls keep their hands folded" or we might say "put your hands in your pockets to help you remember to not touch anything". We did verbal rules w/ all of our kids, not just Weston. Weston just needed the picture cues.

Betsy

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Registered: 07-11-2007
In reply to: justmeadopting4
Wed, 07-18-2007 - 12:21am

Betsy,

Thank you for suggestion. I've already started looking for clip art to make cue cards.
Great idea.
Cristi

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In reply to: justmeadopting4
Thu, 07-19-2007 - 10:03am

Hi Cristi,

ABA is Applied Behavioral Analysis, and you will likely have to fight your school district to get it, but it can be up to 35 or 40 hours a week of having the child work with an ABA specialist who will essentially teach them required behavior through reward system and practise, practise, practise. Often this is awarded only to very yonug children with severe autism, but that is pretty unfair, as it benefits children more highly functioning as well.

You can Google for more information. Also I would look into resources in your area, such as ABA certified people.

Sara

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In reply to: justmeadopting4
Sun, 03-02-2008 - 10:20am
I'm really glad I found this message boards and your thoughts!

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