This created term refers to a form of interruption redirection. Though Interruption/Redirection is a term typically used to decrease stereotypic behaviors, in this case the adult’s verbal response interrupts a student’s obsessive thought, perceived immediate need or off-task behavior and replaces it with a question choice and in some instances empathetic statement first. The process negates adults using the words “no, not, don’t, can’t, later”. This procedure can prevent and/or de-escalate behavior issues.
What do I do when my student insists on doing or showing something immediately?