De-escalation Made Simple for Students with Autism


You can never be too equipped with de-escalation, even when it comes to recalling concepts you have already learned.  I received a great deal of positive feedback from my series on de-escalation in autism.   If you didn’t have the chance to read each entry, the links are posted below.  Since then I have … Continue reading

Day 11 of ASD De-escalation Tips: The Perfect Consequence


Your room looks like a small tornado just ran through it.  The chairs are tipped over, books and paper clutter the floor, and your ears are still ringing from the screaming.   The well planned lesson you had put together was ruined by another escalation and now the rest of … Continue reading

Day 6 of ASD De-escalation Tips: Tantrum vs. Escalation


If you want to know how to best support a child with autism who is exhibiting challenging behavior you have to know what you are looking at.   The above explanation does a great job of simplifying that process, but in practice it is not always easy.  A behavior that starts off as … Continue reading