The good news is that disciplining an autistic child is possible, and we’re sharing our best ideas to help you figure out the best strategies for you and your family.
Is it autism or just bad behavior?
When it comes to figuring out how to discipline an autistic child, it’s important to determine if the behavior you are witnessing is a result of the autism, or if your child is in fact misbehaving. As you can imagine, this isn’t always an easy thing to do, but there are 2 tools you can use to make an accurate assessment.
ABC Behavior Chart
Also know as the ‘Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence’ chart, this tool can provide a better understanding about the events surrounding a child’s behavior. Each time an undesired behavior occurs, you must write down the ABCs of that specific behavior: