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Parents Q&A – Tantrum-Free Haircut Parent Tips

Parent’s concern: Every time my son goes to the barber shop, he cries and will not sit on the chair for a second. What should I do?
Having a haircut is a common problem among children with ASD。They make tantrums, scream, or refuse to sit down to get their hair cut done. So here are some procedures to train and prepare kids for haircuts.

Suggestion provided by Toby Mountjoy.
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Mr. Toby Mountjoy is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis. With over 20 years of experience working with individuals with ASD, he has been extensively trained by Dr. Ronald Leaf, Dr. Mitchell Taubman and Dr. John McEachin. Besides overseeing the Autism Partnership operation in Hong Kong, Korea, Philippines and Singapore with over 100 staff, including psychologists, consultants and therapists, he has also provided consultations to school districts, agencies, and families worldwide. Mr. Mountjoy has also contributed chapters to publications such as “Sense & Nonsense” and “It’s Time for School”. In 2007, he founded the charitable Autism Partnership Foundation and Aoi Pui School to offer more services for children with Autism.

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