Behavior

Strategies for Coping with Sensitivity to Smells
Situation: 

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.

Teaching Positive Interaction Skills
Situation: 

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?

Strategies for Reducing Urine Accidents
Situation: 

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?

Oral Motor Activities and Engagement to Reduce Licking
Situation: 

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?

Rule Rings
Situation: 

How can my staff and I reduce the level of our prompting and increase the level of independence of our students when it comes to following the classroom rules and routines?

Footstool Fit for Kids
Situation: 

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?

Line Up List
Situation: 

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?

The Classroom Calming Corner
Situation: 

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?

Mini-Schedule: Library
Situation: 

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?

Introducing New Foods
Situation: 

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?

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