Your Asperger Child: The Reasons Behind the Behavior
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To help you determine the reasons why your child acts the way he does, you should ask yourself the following questions:
- Does he see only two choices to a situation rather than many options? (Black-and-white thinking.)
- Because a situation was one way the first time, does he feel it has to be that way always? (Being rule bound.)
- Is he misunderstanding what is happening and assuming something that isn't true? (Misinterpretation.)
- Is he blaming you for something that is beyond your control? (He feels that you must solve the problem for him even when it involves issues you have no control over.)
- Is he expecting perfection in himself? (Black-and-white thinking.)
- Is he exaggerating the importance of an event? There are no small events, everything that goes wrong is a catastrophe. (Black-and-white thinking.)
- Does he need to be taught a better way to deal with a problem? (He does not understand the way the world works.)
- Has he made a rule that can't be followed? (He sees only one way to solve a problem. He cannot see alternatives.)
- Is he stuck on an idea and can't let it go? (He does not know how to let go and move on when there is a problem.)
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From Parenting Your Asperger Child by Alan Sohn, Ed.D., and Cathy Grayson, M.A. Copyright © 2005. Used by arrangement with Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
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