Targeting skills

 

crying-childA chair comes flying down the stairs. No,” screams a child from the top, another tantrum.  Waiting and hoping that the behavior will be outgrown is no longer acceptable after 2 years and the tantrums continue to escalate. First steps if you or others are being hurt seek professional help. What help will help? ldentify the lagging executive functions and language skills and target them for intervention is also necessary.

Does this behavior involve poor language skills? Sometimes children are unable to communicate their feelings through  words.  In addition some children are doers which means they are  more prone to taking action then talking about the action they want to take.  For those physically oriented children it is important to begin teaching them early how to talk  about their feelings.

 

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