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Neurodivergent Children Who Engage in Self Injurious Behaviors and Aggression

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Current statistics reveal that 28% of autistic children exhibit self-injurious behaviors. They bang their heads, poke their eyes, bite, hit, scratch, pinch, and kick. These actions can also turn into aggression toward others. In this course, we will differentiate between tantrums and meltdowns, recognizing that while behavioral outbursts can be developmentally appropriate, they may also signal underlying issues. We will explore how self-regulation in neurodivergent kids is different from neurotypical kids. Think of a child who hurts themselves, unable to express their pain. Think of a parent watching, feeling helpless. Our course will help change that. We will focus on how communication affects behavior. We will look at best practices, new approaches, and the importance of being consistent across different settings. By understanding these topics, you will learn how to support kids who hurt themselves or others. By learning strategies to use before, during, and after these behaviors, we ensure a safe and caring environment. A tantrum might seem like a child misbehaving, but a meltdown reveals a deeper struggle. Recognizing this difference is key.

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