Autism & Neurodiversity

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Jason & Debbie Grygla

27 April 2024

19m 34s

Developmental Focus: Why It's Important with Debbie



Have you ever felt frustrated because you couldn't get your autistic or neurodivergent child, teen, or young adult to do something desirable or stop doing something undesirable?

You've tried so many things and it's not working.

Many parents and people working with young people get stuck in negative behavioral focused patterns.

On today's episode of the Autism & Neurodiversity with Jason & Debbie podcast, I'm talking about why this may be happening and how to shift into a developmental focus... because it can make all the difference.

You'll learn:

  • The negative impacts of using behavioral quick fixes and manipulations to change behavior. 
  • Why focusing on changing behaviors not only hurts our young people, but us, too.
  • The concept of maximizing strengths and minimizing weaknesses.
  • Why it's challenging to not slip back into behavioral tactics.
  • How a developmental focus can transform how you approach your loved one.

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