Understanding Behavior and Behavior Support

The following Video Clips are courtesy of Mike Woods, an Autism and Inclusion Specialist for a major school district.  His website is www.makingroom.net.

These three video clips take you through three stages of behavior escalation.  By understanding the process of behavior, it is possible for us to get out in front of the behavior and help the child to learn to avoid the inappropriate behaviors and meltdowns. 

The first phase is "Tension."  If we can recognize this phase we can often prevent the more serious behaviors from occurring.

The Second Phase is "Escalation."  This is where the child is beginning to demonstrate clear signs of mounting frustration, anger, fear, or anxiety.

The Third Phase is "Physically Acting Out."  This is where the child's emotions reach a point where the child acts out Physicially.