How to deal with aggressive behavior remains one of the main and most urgent questions teachers and caregivers of autistic children ask, and aggression is also among the most common challenges conveyed by parents and primary carers of children and adolescents with autism.
As with all challenging behaviors, it is important to remember that behavior is communication. A child does not act out just for the sake of acting out. There is always a reason and function for challenging behavior. So how can we help?