I teach a Life Skills class and was just told that I am getting a new student who reportedly is very difficult to teach. He has bitten and hit his teacher and destroyed his work area at his last school. I am nervous and want to know what activities would be best to have him complete his first day in my classroom.
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My grand-daughter is age 7 and I take care of her. She receives speech, O.T., P.T. and feeding programs. She has a lot of sensory problems. I try everything to help her. I can’t take her out to eat because the smells make her go wild. Please help.
I have a 3rd grader with Autism who is fully included. He is trying to gain attention from his peers by imitating their actions. His peers are becoming frustrated. How can we encourage him to interact better with his peers?
At school, my 12 year old Autistic son was working in class with a speech therapist when he just peed on himself. I was told he had gone to the bathroom before. Then he was told to pick up cards he pushed on the floor. When they turned around he was wet. He had an accident the same day and the day before. How can I help him stop this behavior?
I am working with a child who has just started licking things: people, walls, toys, etc. Redirection makes him frustrated. How can I help him reduce this behavior?
As an educational consultant in schools, I often see young children at desks with their feet dangling, the chairs are too high. Could this be a factor affecting behavior and if so what can I tell teachers to do?
I work with older students who always fight about who is first in line. Our transitions are difficult to begin with but this makes it even worse. Do you have any suggestions?
I teach 2nd grade in a very busy classroom. There is one student who has major difficulty with certain academic tasks and will melt down whenever he gets frustrated. We don’t know what to do when he gets like that – it’s very disruptive! Sending him out of the classroom isn’t the answer. What can I do to help him calm down?
What do I do when my child falls to the ground before we walk into the library, or screams while we are in the library?
My son will not try any new foods. When I even ask him to just take a bite of something different he starts yelling. How can I get him to try something new?