Using the HALT Strategy


Sue Thomas, Gerry Gabrielle and Myles Bingham coauthored an article on using the HALT strategy. It is an acronym that encourages caregivers to stop and question where a negative behaviour might be coming from. It identifies four basic needs that, left unmet, could lead to a behaviour issue. They are using this strategy with teenagers, but I see it applying to a broad range of ages and abilities.

For more information on how they are using the HALT strategy scroll down the May 2016 edition of the Autism Around Alberta newsletter here.
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Sensory Overload

This is the best clip I've seen that captures sensory overload. The boy's comment at the end is perfect.