Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns

Brenda Smith Myles, Jack Southwick
Written for parents and professionals, this text offers practical solutions to the day-to-day challenges facing individuals with Asperger Syndrome, and their families. The book discusses how to deal with tantrums, meltdowns and difficult behaviour. Topics covered include: the characteristics of Asperger Syndrome and their impact on behaviour, stages of the meltdown cycle, the role of antecedent behaviours, functional assessment, strategies promoting social skills development, including self-awareness, self-calming and self-management, solutions for parents, including organization and support, and daily routines. The book's main focus is on various stages of the meltdown cycle and functional analysis as a means of determining why behaviours occur.

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