....Emma had told me that it was proven to work with autistic kids, maybe not the really low functioning ones, but definitely the others. I was a bit hesitant at first, but went along anyway, as I thought that it could at least help my husband and I manage our non-autistic child's behaviour. Well...guess what...it works....with both the kids. Thomas (non autistic) is much happier and more co-operative and less angry and grumpy with us. Jamie (ASD) is getting through his meltdowns and anger times a lot quicker.
There are 3 parts to the course. 1 - identifying and sorting behaviours - this really helped me to see which behaviours were important to target and which I could "let slide". 2 - Using 123 to stop unwanted behaviours and start wanted behaviours (the whole thing sounded to simple to me, I was sure it wouldn't work, but it did!!) and 3 - emotion coaching - to help kids identify, manage and deal appropriately with their emotions - this has really worked with Jamie. He has had a few meltdowns since the course and I have been able to bring him out of them quicker and with much less trauma than previously.
Give it a go.....I bet you will be surprised!!