More often then not this has been my experience. The students I work with struggle with communication and become very frustrated not being able to express themself or understand what is being asked of them. Working on this communication deficit has been a key to helping them manage their school day behaviors.
Communication struggles may explain aggression in some autistic boys
Difficulties with communication predict aggression in autistic boys, according to a new study. But in autistic girls, communication and aggression may not be related.
If substantiated, the result could help boys dealing with aggressive behavior obtain the support they need, says study investigator Emily Neuhaus, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle.
“It could be a cue to providers, or [educators], or parents to really think carefully about what is behind [challenging] behavior,” Neuhaus says.