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Parent Education - Part 1




What does my child need?


#1 Social Attention

A child will engage in a certain behavior to gain some form of social attention or a reaction from other people. For example, a child might engage in a behavior to get other people to look at them, laugh at them, play with them, hug them or scold them.

While it might seem strange that a person would engage in a behavior to deliberately have someone scold them it can occur because for some people it’s better to obtain “bad” attention than no attention at all (Cooper, Heron & Heward, 2007).

#2 Tangibles or Activities

Some behaviors occur so the child can obtain a tangible item or gain access to a desired activity. For example, a child might scream and shout until their therapist gives them a cookie (tangible item) or bring them to the zoo (activity).

#3 Escape or Avoidance

Not all behaviors occur so the child can “obtain” something; many behaviors occur because the child wants to get away from something or avoid something altogether (Miltenberger, 2008).

For example, a child might engage in aggressive behavior so his teachers stop running academic tasks with him or another child might engage in self-injury to avoid having to go take a bath.

#4 Sensory Stimulation


The function of some behaviors do not rely on anything external to the child and instead are internally pleasing in some way – they are “self-stimulating” (O’Neill, Horner, Albin, Sprague, Storey, & Newton, 1997). They function only to give the child some form of internal sensation that is pleasing or to remove an internal sensation that is displeasing (e.g. pain).

For example, a child might rock back and forth because it is enjoyable for them while another child might rub their knee to sooth the pain after accidentally banging it off the corner of a table. In both cases, these children do not engage in either behavior to obtain any attention, any tangible items or to escape any demands placed on them.

 

How are my child’s needs being met?

 
#1 Social Attention: My child gets his social attention needs met by:

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#2 Tangibles or Activities: My child gets access to items/food & activities by:

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#3 Escape or Avoidance: My child avoids and gets away from things he doesn’t like by:

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#4 Sensory Stimulation: My child meets his need for pleasing sensory stimulation by:

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 How do I want my child’s needs to be met?

 
#1 Social Attention: I want my child to get his social attention needs met by:

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#2 Tangibles or Activities: I want my child to get access to items/food & activities by:

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#3 Escape or Avoidance: I want my child to avoid and get away from things he doesn’t like by:

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#4 Sensory Stimulation: I want my child to meet his need for pleasing sensory stimulation by:

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