I wrote previously about Bud's new attitude and about him telling people he was going to hit them. It seems he's started making good on his threats, and we have a bit of a hitting and kicking problem on our hands at school. Though he is probably dysregulated when the hitting happens, it appears to be the sort of dysregulation borne of not getting his own way, e.g., it is someone else's turn on the computer and he'd rather not hand it over just yet.
We know that scolding and demands for obedience don't work. Reminders to use "gentle hands and feet" and that "hitting hurts" yield a quick (if insincere) "sorry," but have no lasting impact.
A social story?
Some sort of reward chart?
I know we need to do something soon, before Bud settles into this pattern of dealing with his frustration by acting out physically, but I just don't know what.
So, friends in Autismland, got any words of advice?