What are Self Injurious Behaviors?
Some children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may engage in self-injurious behavior (SIB). Depending on the type of self-injurious behavior the child displays, the occurrences can be violent and put a child at greater risk of suffering from serious medical injuries. SIB can be overwhelming for parents/caregivers and alarming to strangers who may not understand what's going on. In the next section, we will discuss what SIB is, what triggers it and interventions.