My son has issues with receptive speech. When I tell him something, like this morning I was trying to tell him we would have cheerios for breakfast and eggs for lunch, all he could hear was he wasn’t getting cheerios right now. I kept repeating “we will have cheerios and then eggs after” but he still was not hearing me and continued to cry and scream. I then put him on the table at eye-level and validated him by saying “I will get you cheerios” but I couldn’t explain to him that we would have eggs after. My son will be 4 in May and this is probably the most frustrating thing we deal with on a daily basis…
My child is 14 years old and really struggles to get out of bed and get himself ready. We have tried making checklists and use alarm clocks. He has to be constantly reminded and prompted to brush his teeth, eat breakfast, etc. The routine remains the same everyday but he never catches on. How can we help him become more independent and do these things in the mornings without being told?
As a parent I would like to know some ideas or tips to help boost my children’s self esteem. It seems that they both struggle with not having much self confidence in what they are doing, mostly in school. They are very bright but doubt themselves in most things they do. Does anyone have any helpful ideas or tips that I can try? Thanks!
My 5 year old takes off her socks and shoes every 10 minutes when on her bus. There is an aide on the bus, but the shoes aren’t always put back on. What can I do about it?
My child is always forgetting to bring home her homework, lunchbox, or other items. How can I help my child remember what needs to come home from school each day?
I have a student who tends to avoid starting independent work and will put it off even with several prompts. If the student doesn’t finish in the time provided, I ask them to stay in for recess to finish in hopes that this will spur on some productivity. Are there any alternatives to missing recess to help students focus and get to work?
I teach high school math to life skills students. I have one student who continually calls out phrases in a perseverative manner. She also intermittently claps her hands. The other students in the class get upset and yell for her to “cut it out”. She is a good and caring student. However, her behaviors interfere with the class and result in negative interactions with her peers. Additionally, she frequently asks for adult help or to have her work checked. All of these behaviors can be exhausting for the adults in the room by the end of the period. Any suggestions?
One of the students in my Learning Support class requires prompting and reassurance for every problem on his math worksheet. I want him to complete tasks more independently but he is constantly asking me for help or if his answer is correct. I can’t work with other students who also need my help with all of these interruptions. Do you have any suggestions?
I’m a Middle School FACS (Family and Consumer Sciences) teacher and I have a student with special needs in my class of 20 general education students. She’s not disruptive, but she also doesn’t participate very much. How can I help her get more out of my cooking classes?
I have a very bright student with Asperger Syndrome included in my general education math class who never turns in his homework. When I talked with his mother about the situation, she insisted he always completes his homework and puts it in his backpack to bring to school the next day. Sure enough, when I checked his bag, there was a bunch of homework assignments, completed but never turned in! He wasn’t able to explain why he never gave me the homework and questioning him just upset him further. The students know to drop their homework on my desk as they enter the class but I always remind them as they come in anyway. What can I do to help him remember to give me his completed work?