6 Strategies for Addressing Self-Injurious Behaviors
Self injurious behaviors are, unfortunately, not unusual for kids with special needs. These behaviors could be anything from biting, hitting or even banging their head on the walls or furniture. Here are some tips to help you sort through why your child is displaying the behavior and how you can help them stop.
ADHD, Dyscalculia (general mathematical problems), dysgraphia (writing difficulties), dyspraxia (motor skills problems), dyslexia (reading disorder), Gerstmann's Syndrome (often after a stroke or brain injury) - signs to look out for in children
This story explores how a family manages when their career driven, type A personality Mom has a car accident and suffers a traumatic brain injury to the right side of her brain. Ultimately, the Mom's spirit and determination helps her regain her independence." - June R. Also available in Large Print and Audiobook.
www.biausa.org/ "The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the voice of brain injury. We are dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury through advocacy, education and research." So when you bike, roller blade, ski, or snow board with your children don't just make them wear helmets, you wear them too or the whole point is lost.
Life Skills Solving Problems and Answering Questions Verbally
This is a set of 180 game or task cards for verbal problem solving. In the past 35 years I have worked with a number of classes of high school students with developmental disabilities, some students with traumatic brain injury, as well as dozens of group homes for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities.