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Direct Limit Setting with an Explanation
Transcript of Direct Limit Setting with an Explanation
How and when do I use this strategy?
This strategy is to be used in the case that :
You are the person of authority
You have built a rapport with the child
Who could I implement this strategy on and where?
Can be used with various types of children and adolescents any time as long as it is done properly
Great strategy to use when a child becomes physical with their peers
Great in a classroom or a group setting to set boundaries not only for the student but also for the classroom
It can be used one on one in a home or hospital setting to set boundaries
What is Direct Limit Setting with Explanation?
Direct limit setting with explanation signifies directing or redirecting a child or youth's behaviour and setting a limit specific to their behaviour, followed by an explanation of why it is important for the child to do so.
What will our clients gain from using this strategy?
What challenges does this strategy involve?
What are the long-lasting effective treatment strategies we could use prior to implementing this strategy?
What does a professional Child and Youth Worker have to say about direct limit setting?
A demonstration of direct limit setting
How to use this:
First, describe the behaviour you wish for them to demonstrate, either to redirect an unwanted behaviour or to establish limits.
Then, explain to the child or youth why the behaviour you asked them to demonstrate is safe, follows classroom rules, etc. It may be a good idea, depending on the child, to allow them to explain why they think the behaviour explained is preferable .
Remember: Be reasonable, be clear, and review.
Limits should be reasonable, revolving around safety, respect and cleanliness
Limits should be age specific
May make a child feel uncomfortable, isolated, or uneasy
Children who are developmentally delayed may not understand
Other children may feel left out
Difficult if it does not register with the child
An understanding of a preferable behaviour
An understanding of why their previous behaviour was unacceptable
A demonstration of what is acceptable
Clients will be able to have a greater understanding of what is appropriate within the community (Life, & Social Skills)
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How to Set Effective
Limits for Your Child
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Challenging Boys. (2010). Challenging Boys :
Top Ten Tips for Effective
Retrieved from http://challengingboys.com/2010/02/top-ten-tips-for-effective-limit-setting/
We believe it is a great and effective strategy to use as long as it is used properly!
Meeting with the client and establishing what goals need to be met
Building a rapport or a therapeutic relationship with the client
Implementing effective limit setting strategies to meet their needs