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Your Asperger Child: The Reasons Behind the Behavior

Questions to Ask about Your Child's Behavior
To help you determine the reasons why your child acts the way he does, you should ask yourself the following questions:
  1. Does he see only two choices to a situation rather than many options? (Black-and-white thinking.)

  2. Because a situation was one way the first time, does he feel it has to be that way always? (Being rule bound.)

  3. Is he misunderstanding what is happening and assuming something that isn't true? (Misinterpretation.)

  4. 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.)

  5. Is he expecting perfection in himself? (Black-and-white thinking.)

  6. Is he exaggerating the importance of an event? There are no small events, everything that goes wrong is a catastrophe. (Black-and-white thinking.)

  7. Does he need to be taught a better way to deal with a problem? (He does not understand the way the world works.)

  8. Has he made a rule that can't be followed? (He sees only one way to solve a problem. He cannot see alternatives.)

  9. 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 ฉ 2005. Used by arrangement with Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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