By John Smith

Present plans motivate confident behaviour utilizing the motivation of incomes rewards. This ebook offers a radical nuts-and-bolts advisor to making a present plan on your baby with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to aid her or him boost confident behaviours, corresponding to social and communique skills.John Smith, Jane Donlan and their son Bob, who used to be clinically determined with AS at age 8, clarify the significance of holding a gift plan confident, particular and tough sufficient to be stimulating. supporting your baby to benefit approximately optimistic behaviour whereas gaining a feeling of feat, a gift plan raises vainness, self belief and independence."Create a present Plan on your baby with Asperger Syndrome" is stuffed with recommendation and sensible feedback for the way to tailor a present plan to fulfill your kid's particular wishes.

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If they can ‘cash in’ points for a reward, what, realistically, would they like? Remember, this need not just be material rewards. Encourage and help your child to choose. Bob struggles greatly with choice and decision making. He has never even asked for a specific birthday or Christmas present. We recommend rewards on a scale. For example, set a target to achieve a small reward. Originally ours was 50 points. A medium reward was 100 points. A big reward was 150 points (see our original reward plan later in the chapter).

Make sure that the person with AS understands that all members of the family need to adapt their behaviour to suit each other. We are not trying to isolate the person with AS and change them to suit the family. MAKING A REWARD PLAN 47 And finally, please don’t force the reward plan on your child. If it is not welcome it won’t work. Because children with autism and AS often appreciate visual information you may want to do a ‘mock’ reward plan when introducing the idea to your child, to show him or her how it would work and what sort of thing they might get points and rewards for.

He named them Fatso and Chewey. 62). After Bob had grasped this concept we then did drawings of Bob and Harry and asked Bob how he could ‘out-smart’ Harry in the future. Bob said he would find a stick that he didn’t care about but he would pretend he did care about it. He would wait for Harry to take it. Bob would then ‘act casual’ and Harry would learn not to take sticks from Bob because there was no longer any reward in it for him. Bob called this ‘psychological warfare’. This was a brilliant idea and it did work for a while.

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