‘Timing of Attention’ means using carefully timed responses to behaviors. You and other family members should respond or attend to your child only when he is quiet OR when he uses some other form of communication for attention such as pulling your hand, using gestures/signing, or using a communication device. He will learn over time that he can gain attention by using other means vs. screaming.
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.