5 Tips to deal with ASD Anger, Frustrations & Meltdowns

An issue of great concern for many families who raising a child on the Autism spectrum is how to deal with anger, frustration and meltdowns.

In the video, I share five strategies that not only helped me to understand the anger and frustration that my child experienced, but also created strategies that have helped him to cope in a positive way with any frustration and anger throughout his life. The strategies by the way work for every other member of the family else as well!

4 Responses to “5 Tips to deal with ASD Anger, Frustrations & Meltdowns”

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    shipping cars
    2:23 pm on September 21st, 2011
  2. These are great tips! The pillow tip is one my father tought me when I was young to deal with my meltdowns. It helped a great deal…

    Lynne Soraya
    12:31 pm on October 3rd, 2011
  3. Hi.
    Love the pillow idea, but not always accessible. One non verbal child I have contact with responds very well if I extend a hand out to her (palm upwards) and encourage her to hit my hand as hard as she likes with a downward stroke. With encouragement to hit harder she continues until her own hand hurts her enough &/or her anger has dissipated. This developed from initial “high fives”, and because I only offer my palm upwards for anger management, she has not translated this into a general ok to slap someone to vent her anger.

    6:56 pm on January 3rd, 2012
  4. What I find most interesting is that she understands, and obviously trusts you enough, to know the difference between hitting your hand as an anger management tool but not using it to hurt others. You must be connecting with this child in a very deep and meaningful way. Fantastic.

    8:37 pm on January 3rd, 2012

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