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Downs Syndrome son cussing (10 yrs old)

I have a son with downs syndrome who is 10 years old, but basically has the capacity of a 3 year old, he has been cussing and he is now doing it at school. how do I get him to stop even though im pretty sure he doesn't understand what he is saying
In Topics: Parenting / Our Family, Special needs
> 60 days ago

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Louiseasl
Dec 26, 2013
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What the Expert Says:

Hello,

This is quite the challenge, I am sure!  There are techniques for behavior modification that your local School Psychologist can help you with to reduce this behavior. Also, redirection may be of help.

Most of all be sure that cussing is not used in the child's environment, whenever possible as he may simply be modeling behavior. That includes television.

Good luck!


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