Thursday, October 20, 2011
Not so clever
Iryna is still pinching herself (and others) a lot. It's driving me crazy. Today I had an idea to have her wear gloves, thinking that would remedy the situation. It's true that it makes it more difficult for her to pinch herself and so when she tried to do so and it wasn't the way she wanted it to be, she became frustrated and then she hurt Keith. I was highly irritated at this. #1. She hurt Keith who did nothing to her. #2. I really thought that gloves would work. I know that replacing the behavior with something else would be ideal, but I've tried that already with offering her bubble wrap to pop, dolls to pinch instead, and rewarding her with positive affirmation when she's NOT pinching herself. I just don't know what to do. It's hard because it's a constant thing and it's become unconscious, I believe.
Articulations by Jill Pierce at 3:20 PM