Treating the Child Under the Behavior: Affect & Relationship in Children with Autism

May 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Psychotherapy

Most treatment models for mental health problems in children with Developmental Disabilities (DDs) including Autism or Intellectual Disability (e.g. Down syndrome) are based on manipulation of behaviors, with much less, or no emphasis on the child’s affective experiences or on use of interactions/relationships. Challenging behaviors in this population are so often regarded as just that, […]