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6 year old asc child who shows very aggressive behaviour

karakara Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited June 2017 in Autism and Aspergers
I work with a 6 year old asc child who shows very aggressive behaviour, some days it goes on all day, it comes across as defiance too as he will laugh and run away. I just want to do my best for him. Any ideas? He is a very clever little man but doesn't want to learn any more.


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  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @kara - you say he shows aggression, defiance and not wanting to learn but at 6 with an ASC diagnosis, it could be more likely that he hasnt learnt coping mechanisms yet.

    You say you work with him, is this in a school? Does he have an EHCP? What other support is he getting? 

    @VioletFenn do you have any thoughts?
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  • VioletFennVioletFenn Member Posts: 124 Pioneering
    Hi @kara

    If you've hired to work as a dedicated 1:1 with this little boy then you should be given support and training from the school with regards to the best way to help and manage him. Schools can and should buy in specialised training for ASC/D, but they don't always do it. 

    I agree with @Sam_Scope in that it's almost certainly more to do with him not having been taught any coping mechanisms and being too young to work them out for himself. For the time being, patience and routine will help loads (even if it doesn't seem like it at the time!), but the management of the placement you are both in really does need to step up with some support, in order for you to be able to do your best for him.

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