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09/03/2011 10:39 AM

Extremely loud screaming from a non-verbal child

HH67
 
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Good Afternoon everyone

I am brand new to this forum and site but not to autism. We have had our son on the spectrum for over 9 years now. The biggest hurdle we are facing now is the very loud screaming that he does. He does it mostly to be vocal but it is very hard to listen to for 12+ hours. We have tried to take away what he is screaming at but then he just screams at something else, we have told him to stop, tried distraction but nothing seems to work. There has to be a way to get him to stop but I just can't think of any. His scream is so loud that I am sure we are all losing hearing from it.

If anyone has any suggestions, I will be glad to hear them.

Thanks

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09/05/2011 07:19 AM
silenttears
 
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I just want to say i am in the same boat u are my son was recently diagnosed with autism but i had known he had it, His screaming is so loud that i cant bare to be around him and i hear it all day long he has words but wont use his words he screams for everything when he dont get his way, when u tell him no, and if you sing, whistle, or basically when u interact and he dont want that interaction so thats basically all day and i am looking for some help also please

09/18/2011 06:11 PM
paul0561
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Every behavior has a function and some behaviors have several functions. Have you tried keeping a record of the antecedent that is what happens just before he screams? He could be screaming for a variety of reasons, to gain attention, for sensory input, to escape an activity access of preferred item or activity,and so forth. When you examine the reason for his behavior, then you give a more desirable replacement behavior. When teaching a replacement behavior, it can take time and will require commitment to change that behavior.

You might also try, if you haven't already, reading some books on understanding the function of behavior. I work for the school district and when a child is displaying negative behaviors the first step is to conduct a behavioral analysis.The first step is always to determine the function of the behavior, and all behavior does serve of function, before a behavior plan can be implemented.

I hope this helps.


09/18/2011 06:11 PM
paul0561
Posts: 2
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Every behavior has a function and some behaviors have several functions. Have you tried keeping a record of the antecedent that is what happens just before he screams? He could be screaming for a variety of reasons, to gain attention, for sensory input, to escape an activity access of preferred item or activity,and so forth. When you examine the reason for his behavior, then you give a more desirable replacement behavior. When teaching a replacement behavior, it can take time and will require commitment to change that behavior.

You might also try, if you haven't already, reading some books on understanding the function of behavior. I work for the school district and when a child is displaying negative behaviors the first step is to conduct a behavioral analysis.The first step is always to determine the function of the behavior, and all behavior does serve of function, before a behavior plan can be implemented.

I hope this helps.

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