Resources to Support Challenging Child Behavior

Countoons: A Tool for Self Monitoring
Situation: 

I teach elementary students in a resource room. It seems like I have a few students who repeatedly talk out or need constant prompting to get to work. Do you have any strategies I might use that could help…I am struggling to keep it together.

“Superstar” Reinforcement for Social Skills
Situation: 

I have a new child in my preschool classroom that has a disability. I tell the children to play with him, but they ignore him. He does not know how to play very well and is hard to understand when he talks. How can I motivate the other children to play with him?

Prepare Classroom Centers for Scheduling Gaps
Situation: 

Help…all my students seem to arrive on different buses and times in the morning. What do I do with those early arrival kids while waiting for the later kids?

For Adults Only II: Team Building with Reminders, Reinforcers, and P.E.A.R.L.s
Situation: 

I have a great team in my classroom but sometimes we are not on the same page when it comes to providing preventative or consequential interventions with students. One person might talk too much to a student, giving attention to behaviors of concern and inadvertently increasing the behavior, while another person may not do enough. Sometimes the basics of student interactions are just not there. What can I do to make us a more cohesive team with our interventions?

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.

Embedding Sensory Input into the Classroom
Situation: 

How do I provide sensory breaks to a child during a busy classroom day without the child leaving his/her desk and missing important instructional time?

What to do with “Wait Time”: Community
Situation: 

My child always seems to “get into trouble” or has temper tantrums when we are in public. He especially has a difficult time when he has to wait for anything! How can I help my child behave in public?

De-Stress the Test Process
Situation: 

Many of my students stress when taking unit tests to the point that their grades do not demonstrate their abilities seen during class. What strategies can I give them to relax and not fail?

Mystery Motivator
Situation: 

I need some new, motivating ideas for reinforcing my students for appropriate 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.