Are you receiving reports from school about your child’s challenging behaviors in class? Have these behaviors begun to interfere with your child’s ability to focus on learning while at school? It may be beneficial for your school to conduct a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA). In this article, learn what a Functional Behavior Assessment entails and […]
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Prevention Strategies for Contextually Inappropriate Masturbation
Sexual education is important for children as they approach adolescence, especially for individuals with disabilities since they are at a greater risk of victimization . There are numerous topics covered by the umbrella term, “sexual education”; it encompasses body awareness, development, consent, dating, relationships, dignity, sexual health, and sexual behaviors. One of these topics, masturbation, […]
Teaching Privacy – Sexual Education for Children with Special Needs
If you are thinking about teaching your child or students about sexual education, be sure to read our introductory piece, “Sexual Education for Children with Disabilities” first. Now that you know how important sexual education is for children, particularly those with disabilities, let’s discuss privacy. Does the child understand the difference between public and private […]
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Classroom Calming Corner
A Classroom Calming Corner is a quiet area equipped with soft furnishings and soothing materials to help a student de-escalate when upset. Check out how to set up and use a calming corner in this post.
Footstool Fit for Kids
When children sit in chairs with their feet dangling for lengthy periods of time, fatigue can set in and affect the whole body leading to interfering behaviors. Here’s a strategy that may help solve ‘foot dangling’ issues.