11 Autistic Children’s Behavior Strategies

1) Choices

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All kids, particularly autistic kids, want to feel in charge of their lives. Many children benefit from having only two to four alternatives, as too many possibilities overwhelm them and they cannot pick. “Do you want to play a board game or watch TV?” “Do you want butter or jelly on your bagel?” Again, showing alternatives or visuals of possibilities helps youngsters with language issues make decisions (e.g., hold up the red and green shirt and let them point to the one they want).