‘Substitutions for Sensory Seeking Screams’ involves providing an appropriate and more reinforcing activity or item for the child. Such items provide auditory responses to a child’s initiations. These items or activities may encourage children to speak and/or make appropriate sounds to get the item to interact.
My son is non-verbal. Recently he has begun screaming. This is not out of anger, but to hear his own voice. It is quite loud and can be very distracting at home to his siblings and out in public. I don’t want to discourage his trying to communicate, so am not sure how to handle it.