Improving interactions between siblings
Paul Boyden Trainee clinical psychologist, University of Sheffield, and at Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Trust
Paul Boyden explains how a behavioural analysis and intervention helped a young boy with a learning disability and autism to share toys with his sister
The implementation of behavioural interventions changed the behaviour of a five-year-old boy with a learning disability and severe autism, who became aggressive when asked to share with others. The behavioural interventions included the telling of a social story and use of a visual timetable for the child, along with advice and support for the family in restructuring the child’s environment and managing his challenging behaviour. After the intervention had been implemented, the boy’s level of aggression reduced and his family were more confident that they could manage his behaviour in the future.
Learning Disability Practice. 15, 7,12-18. doi: 10.7748/ldp2012.09.15.7.12.c9246Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest