Kids with autism or special needs may show a wide range of challenging behaviors such as property destruction, physical aggression towards others and, quite often too, self-injurious behavior. One of the most worrying self-injurious behaviors (SIB) for parents is head banging.

This post proposes 25 tips and advice to prevent or minimize head banging in autism, adapting the strategies to the different functions of this self-injurious behavior: sensory processing issues (sensory overload and under-stimulation), attention seeking, escaping demands, frustration, and pain.

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