I know that this issue has been talked to death about but here it is anyway. Biting is a huge friggin problem for us right now or rather once again.
The perpetrator is one Mr. Emmett John and the victims or victim, is most often Gavin.
Gavin hasn’t even been home a full day and Emmett has already placed him in the menu. We have been noticing this getting worse as more and more time passes without PT and OT.
The problem seems to be related to many things. I think it’s sensory related, a result on communication issues, frustration and control. OT and PT were really good outlets for him and we didn’t seem to have this many issues.
Biting is a daily common problem and it’s difficult to address. When it happens, I don’t want to overreact and inadvertently reinforce the behavior. At the same time, I can’t let it slide either. Time outs are pointless and simply don’t work. I have to hone in one his currency and use it to deter the behavior.
By currency, I’m referring to finding out what Emmett values more than biting and use that as a means of curbing the unwanted behavior.
Biting is a pain in more ways than one.
How do you fine folks deal with biting?
**Thanks for reading**
-Lost and Tired
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