This intervention includes strategies for younger and older students with consideration for comprehending the behavior. Use of ‘interruption/redirection’ with a question regarding school work or providing a ‘fidget’ item can be a quick and successful intervention. For older students who can comprehend the behavior, direct instruction with the use of a Behavior Story is the intervention.
I am a Learning Support teacher and have a 5th grade student with High Functioning Autism. He has been putting his hands down his pants while in the classroom. It appears that he is masturbating and I am not quite sure how to handle this…any ideas?