how to handle a special needs child with tantrums?

Wafa - posted on 07/24/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hello, i have a 7yr old special needs child whos constantly throwing tantrums if he doesnt like something. Does anyone have advice/techniques you have done to control tantrums?

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Janet - posted on 09/09/2012

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In addition to behavioral therapy, I would suggest speech therapy as well. It could be possible that he's incredibly frustrated since he cannot tell you what he wants or feels. My son was throwing tantrums a lot before he started speaking, once he was able to communicate (with a lot of effort on my part and the speech therapists), his temper dissipated a lot. He still cannot make full sentences (he'll be three in Oct.) but he can say singular words: milk, juice, ouch, yuck, up, etc.



I'd be happy to give you some speech therapy techniques I learned with my son's therapist if you think it would help. :)

Grandma Linda - posted on 08/29/2012

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yes I do! We are constantly battling and even have behavioral therapy for my four year son...You should try to get him some behavioral therapy,it works pretty good most of the time.our boy also has developmental delays and slight cerebral palsy,he was born 26 weeks gestation and wieghed 1lb and 10 oz. and had a huge brain bleed!

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Sophia - posted on 09/26/2012

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if he / she understands what they are doing . then start taking out special and just see child. no TV, no park, no toys no no no until you stop. then walk away. and mean evey word that comes out of your mouth...

Wafa - posted on 09/10/2012

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Thanx for ur responses, i will look into behavioral therapy. and my son has speech therapy but i would love to get some help and techniques.Thank You!

Wafa - posted on 07/25/2012

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he has chronic respiratory distress, and developmentally delayed. he doesnt walk or talk but when he throws tantrums i cant seem to calm him down unless he has tv and i want him to get out of that habit cause he does it in public too. i need help.

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