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In this short video, Jessica explains why some children with Autism do things like lining up toys and whether or not it is something you should interrupt.

For more information about Autism symptoms in toddler visit my blog at Http://www.HopeEducationServices.com

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[Music]
hi and welcome back my name is Jessica
CEO of hope education services I’ve been
teaching children with autism for ten
years and I’m really passionate about
giving back to the community by
answering questions that parents
teachers and other therapists have that
may be new in the profession on how to
help best help their kids best to learn
so the question I got this week came
from a parent who said why is my child
lining up toys so we know that many
times children with autism are engaging
in this behavior now part of the dsm-5
the diet Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual the fifth edition by the American
Psychological Association they finally
recognize that stereotype and they did
it in the fourth edition as well that’s
stereotypy more repetitive behaviors
restrictive interest that these are a
feature of kids with autism all children
with autism will engage in some form of
stereotypy now that’s a clinical term if
you’re not familiar with it it means
something like hand flapping or lining
up toys looking at objects in the corner
of their eye there what’s commonly
referred to as stimming behaviors lining
of toys is one of these ritualistic
behaviors that some children with autism
engage in all children with autism will
engage in some form of self-stimulatory
behavior or stereotyping but it differs
between children what it is but it is a
requirement for diagnosis so it’s all
children with autism are engaging in
some form of stereotyping so now that we
know what it is whether children are
lining up toys a lot of times parents
have a question well why you know what
should I do about it and here’s what I
say the best thing you can do is to try
to redirect the behavior so for example
if your child is landing blocks try to
get them to stack the blocks if your
child is is hand flapping where they’re
shaking their hands try to give them
activities that are sensory based so
they can use their hands for something
out some
more appropriate sometimes children
become very very upset when you’re
redirecting stereotypy and the reason
being is because they’re the way their
brain is wired and thinking is that it
has to take place in a specific way
you know you at that point you have to
use your judgment as to whether or not
the behavior is impairing their ability
to learn their ability to engage in
social situations and what the behavior
looks like so for example if you have a
child who’s at home and I have a child
that I’m teaching right now that’s like
this he’s lining up toys and he’s at
home he’s doing it he’s really only at
home he’s not often taken or exposed to
so other social situations he’s learning
at the toys he becomes very upset he’ll
start banging his head on the floor if I
were to redirect this Dariana piece so
there I don’t always redirect it I say
okay you know what it’s not necessarily
worth it let’s just move on and let’s
teach new skills that try to keep him
engaged so he’s not doing it but we
don’t need to necessarily redirect it
because of that level of anxiety or
reaction now on the contrary I have a
child I work with that’s a teenager and
he is often in situations that are
socially based he’ll go to the library
he’ll go to the gym he’ll go to
different social skills groups we’ll go
to the park the playground will go into
the community we’ll go to the grocery
store anywhere really a typical teenager
would be he were teaching him in those
situations so for him when he gets
really really excited he’ll start
jumping up and down now when I remind
him to stop when I’m redirecting the
behavior and saying hey listen you know
we got a system or a reminding him he he
often just realizes he’s engaging in the
behavior and he didn’t notice it until
almost always stopped and he doesn’t get
upset about it so in that situation well
I want to redirect it pretty much every
time and even warn him before he goes on
to monitor his behavior because I know
it’s going to come up so when it comes
to stereotypy you really have to look at
what the behavior looks like where you
are in the community is it going to
bring attention to the child if you’re
redirecting it is it going to be
stressful for the child if you’re
redirecting it and know that it’s really
really hard because it is part of the
diagnosis and it’s something that we
aren’t necessarily going to naturally do
because our brains aren’t wired that way
our brains aren’t thinking that way but
kids with autism their brain is telling
them that that’s what they’re supposed
to do so it can be very difficult to
unlearn and very difficult to redirect
there are also some things you can do to
provide sensory input to try and cc8 the
desire to engage in that stereo de P
with an appropriate activity and I’m
gonna make another video that will show
some sensory activity so please stay
tuned for that it’ll be posted in a few
weeks so this is a huge topic I hope
this gives you some more information and
shed some light if you still have a
question about it feel free to email me
and I will try to get that specific
question answered my email is Jessica at
Jessica likewise calm don’t forget to
check in every week and subscribe to the
channel we post a new video weekly to
try to get all of your questions and all
of your concerns addressed have a
wonderful week
[Music]
you

Why Is My Child Lining Up Toys? Is it Autism? YExl_eqm77s

[Music]
hi and welcome back my name is Jessica
CEO of hope education services I’ve been
teaching children with autism for ten
years and I’m really passionate about
giving back to the community by
answering questions that parents
teachers and other therapists have that
may be new in the profession on how to
help best help their kids best to learn
so the question I got this week came
from a parent who said why is my child
lining up toys so we know that many
times children with autism are engaging
in this behavior now part of the dsm-5
the diet Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual the fifth edition by the American
Psychological Association they finally
recognize that stereotype and they did
it in the fourth edition as well that’s
stereotypy more repetitive behaviors
restrictive interest that these are a
feature of kids with autism all children
with autism will engage in some form of
stereotypy now that’s a clinical term if
you’re not familiar with it it means
something like hand flapping or lining
up toys looking at objects in the corner
of their eye there what’s commonly
referred to as stimming behaviors lining
of toys is one of these ritualistic
behaviors that some children with autism
engage in all children with autism will
engage in some form of self-stimulatory
behavior or stereotyping but it differs
between children what it is but it is a
requirement for diagnosis so it’s all
children with autism are engaging in
some form of stereotyping so now that we
know what it is whether children are
lining up toys a lot of times parents
have a question well why you know what
should I do about it and here’s what I
say the best thing you can do is to try
to redirect the behavior so for example
if your child is landing blocks try to
get them to stack the blocks if your
child is is hand flapping where they’re
shaking their hands try to give them
activities that are sensory based so
they can use their hands for something
out some
more appropriate sometimes children
become very very upset when you’re
redirecting stereotypy and the reason
being is because they’re the way their
brain is wired and thinking is that it
has to take place in a specific way
you know you at that point you have to
use your judgment as to whether or not
the behavior is impairing their ability
to learn their ability to engage in
social situations and what the behavior
looks like so for example if you have a
child who’s at home and I have a child
that I’m teaching right now that’s like
this he’s lining up toys and he’s at
home he’s doing it he’s really only at
home he’s not often taken or exposed to
so other social situations he’s learning
at the toys he becomes very upset he’ll
start banging his head on the floor if I
were to redirect this Dariana piece so
there I don’t always redirect it I say
okay you know what it’s not necessarily
worth it let’s just move on and let’s
teach new skills that try to keep him
engaged so he’s not doing it but we
don’t need to necessarily redirect it
because of that level of anxiety or
reaction now on the contrary I have a
child I work with that’s a teenager and
he is often in situations that are
socially based he’ll go to the library
he’ll go to the gym he’ll go to
different social skills groups we’ll go
to the park the playground will go into
the community we’ll go to the grocery
store anywhere really a typical teenager
would be he were teaching him in those
situations so for him when he gets
really really excited he’ll start
jumping up and down now when I remind
him to stop when I’m redirecting the
behavior and saying hey listen you know
we got a system or a reminding him he he
often just realizes he’s engaging in the
behavior and he didn’t notice it until
almost always stopped and he doesn’t get
upset about it so in that situation well
I want to redirect it pretty much every
time and even warn him before he goes on
to monitor his behavior because I know
it’s going to come up so when it comes
to stereotypy you really have to look at
what the behavior looks like where you
are in the community is it going to
bring attention to the child if you’re
redirecting it is it going to be
stressful for the child if you’re
redirecting it and know that it’s really
really hard because it is part of the
diagnosis and it’s something that we
aren’t necessarily going to naturally do
because our brains aren’t wired that way
our brains aren’t thinking that way but
kids with autism their brain is telling
them that that’s what they’re supposed
to do so it can be very difficult to
unlearn and very difficult to redirect
there are also some things you can do to
provide sensory input to try and cc8 the
desire to engage in that stereo de P
with an appropriate activity and I’m
gonna make another video that will show
some sensory activity so please stay
tuned for that it’ll be posted in a few
weeks so this is a huge topic I hope
this gives you some more information and
shed some light if you still have a
question about it feel free to email me
and I will try to get that specific
question answered my email is Jessica at
Jessica likewise calm don’t forget to
check in every week and subscribe to the
channel we post a new video weekly to
try to get all of your questions and all
of your concerns addressed have a
wonderful week
[Music]
you

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For more information about Autism symptoms in toddler visit my blog at Http://www.HopeEducationServices.com

Is your Autistic child starting school soon? Check out my free e-book: Http://www.schoolwithautism.com

Are you frustrated no matter what you do, your child will not try new foods? I can help. Download your free resource guide: Http://www.justfreakingeatit.com

Are you trying to potty train your child? Download your free resource guide: Http://www.autismparenttraining.com

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