Sunday, March 08, 2009

Q-and-A: How to better manage behavioral disabilities

Behavioral specialist Deborah Lipsky, who learned to control her own autism and helps schools develop behavior plans, offers advice to educators on improving the behavior of students with disabilities. Negative behavior, she says, is often an attempt to communicate: Meltdowns signal a person's overwhelming frustration, she says, while tantrums are used to manipulate others into changing their behavior. Disability Scoop

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