A simple chart that helps you make a quick check of the antecedents for the behavior of a child with autism
We always try to find out what is the antecedent or cause of a behavior. There are 4 main categories what triggers the behaviors of people with autism. The 4 main categories are as follow:
- Attention – They want your attention
- Escape – It is their way to try to get away from a situation
- Tangibles – There may be a certain tangible (eg. toy, sweet, etc) that they want
- Sensory – They need a sensory input
The picture is a Mind Map of the different reason why a child with autism may exhibit difficult behaviors and how do we deal with them.