• Self-Injurious Behavior

    Self-Injurious Behavior- Any behavior, initiated by the individual, which directly results in physical harm to that individual. Physical harm includes bruising, lacerations, bleeding, bone fractures and breakages, and other tissue damage. Many individuals who have autism engage in self-injurious behavior that can include head banging, hand or arm biting, hair pulling, slapping, skin picking and head shaking.

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