Self Injurious Behavior and Autism Spectrum Disorder

What Is SIB? According to research done by Psychology Research and Behavior Management 50% of people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) engage in some form of Self Injurious Behavior (SIB) that can lead to self injury. SIB refers to behaviors in which someone inflicts harm upon themselves. Examples of SIB: Head banging Hair pulling Self-biting Self-cutting Skin scratching Why do individuals engage in SIB? Many caretakers, guardians and parents have difficulty understanding why their family member might engage in self-injurious behavior and are very alarmed when this behavior occurs. SIB can be violent and put the individual at a

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