Resources to Support Challenging Child Behavior

Pairing with Reinforcement
Situation: 

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.

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.

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?

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?

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?