This strategy teaches a replacement behavior for drawing on the walls. It uses a behavior story to explain the new behavior and visual supports to remind the child about the rule. Interruption and redirection is a behavioral method used to prevent attention from being given to negative behavior and providing attention to positive replacement behaviors.Situation:
My 7 year old son, diagnosed with autism, is constantly writing or scratching on my walls with anything he can find, whether it’s a pen to write or one of his toys to scratch. He draws mostly bridges on my walls, but he does draw other things as well (things that interest him). I was thinking about painting a wall with dry erase paint and making it clear that it’s his wall to draw on to try to contain the drawling to one area. My questions are: Could my idea work and if not how do I get him to stop drawing on my walls?