How Do You Write Goals For Self-Management Of Behavior In Autism?
Most autistic children have social, communicative and cognitive deficiencies. However, like people, not all fit into one category. Clinical psychologist and Rutger’s University professor Dr. Sandra L. Harris explains that autistic children exhibit different skills and idiosyncratic behaviors. Goals are established with respect to the child’s cognitive, social and communicative aptitudes, but most importantly, it takes community awareness, and the involvement of teachers and other specialists. Familiarizing yourself with the child’s social, cognitive and communicative domains can give you an idea of what educational plan to follow. Write a list of the child’s problem behaviors such as eating and sleeping patterns, self stemming behaviors (like rocking back and forth, or constant occupation with an object or his hands) and intolerance to change. Take note also of his successes in each domain. Cognitive improvements include, but are not limited to, naming the days of the week, counting to