Sue Larkey Podcast
Sue Larkey Podcast
Jan 18, 2021
SLP 099: Why Traditional Behaviour Strategies Don't Work
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Traditional behaviour strategies (including ignoring, consequences, counting to 3 and timeout) often don’t work for children with autism, ADHD, ODD and PDA. These strategies are effective for neurotypical children who are better at regulating their own emotions, however children with special needs are often very literal thinkers and struggle with the mind reading and problem solving that these strategies require.

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The Brain Architects
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
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Lemonada Media
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11 min
No F*cks Given Podcast
No F*cks Given Podcast
Sarah Knight and Cadence13
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