Solving Behavior Problems in Autism


Are you frustrated by the inevitable communication breakdowns and behavior difficulties that occur regularly with your most challenging students? Then this is the autism behavior book for you!!!

Don’t let the title fool you.

This book is packed with lots of samples & examples of visual tools that have worked for students with an autism diagnosis plus lots of other students with moderate to severe communication or behavior challenges.

This is what we know.

Communication and behavior are intertwined. Using visual strategies to improve communication can significantly improve behavior situations.

In Solving Behavior Problems in Autism you will learn to:

  • Identify causes of behavior challenges
  • Understand the behavior-communication-visual strategy link
  • Use the Guide for Assessing Behavior Situations
  • Use visual strategies to change behavior

Why did Linda Hodgdon write this book?

Because behavior challenges are so challenging! Parents and educators frequently become frustrated and exhausted from dealing with behavior challenges. Students are often overwhelmed by the challenges and demands facing them. Life can get better. This book provides lots of help.

Who is this book for?

Teachers, parents, Speech Therapists and others who live with and program for students with autism spectrum disorders will benefit. But, don’t be fooled by the title of the book. The information in this book is also appropriate for those who deal with any other students with communication and behavior challenges.

The cover says:

Strategies for: Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, Communication Disorder, Fragile X, Attention Deficit Disorder, Behavior Disorder, Learning Disability, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Language Delay or Disorder, comprehension Problems, Auditory Processing Disorder, Hearing Impairment, Aphasia, Developmental Delay, Emotional Impairment, Speech Disorder, Mental Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury, Down Syndrome, Multi-handicapped, Bilingual and more…

What is the book about?

It is not unusual for students with autism spectrum disorders or other communication challenges to demonstrate behavior differences or behavior problems. Dealing with those behavior issues can be one of the most challenging aspects of parenting and teaching these students. The familiar and typical strategies used with other students may or may not work with this population.

Without taking the time to understand the bigger picture . . .discovering the causes of the behavior difficulties . . . intervention attempts can result in a continuous pattern of reacting to isolated incidents rather than developing a plan or approach that will produce better long term outcomes.

But, discovering causes of difficulties is only half of the answer. Finding some ways to deal with the behavior challenges is the other half. This book helps you discover how. It is packed full of very practical, easy to use techniques that really work.

Are these techniques just for students with autism?

NO!!! NO!!! NO!!! Working with autistic students can be very challenging. Some of their behavior difficulties may appear more complicated or severe than other students. When we discover what really works well with these students, we end up with some effective tools that will work for most other students, too.