Resources to Support Challenging Child Behavior

Group Steps & Options
Situation: 

I have a student who has difficulty working in groups. He either moves away, tries to work alone or he is giving “orders” to everyone. Inevitably the group falls apart with arguments or work uncompleted. How can I help this student work positively in groups?

Behavioral Momentum: To Build Confidence
Situation: 

It seems that “I can’t” or “It’s too hard” is all my student can say when asked to do an assignment. He gets so anxious, that he won’t even try.

I See My Turn
Situation: 

So many times I have to deal with calling out behavior or tears because I did not call on a particular student. How can I decrease this behavior? I can’t call on everyone all the time.

Keep it Relevant
Situation: 

I lose many of my students during instructional time that is teacher directed and includes longer time spans of discussion and lecture. How can I hold the attention of my students who may have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or students with a Learning Disability?

Footprints on the Floor
Situation: 

Students often times have difficulty with transitions when they are required to line up at the door prior to leaving. How can I provide support for this?

Rating for On Task Awareness
Situation: 

I have been a one on one aide for a student with high functioning autism for  3 years and now that he is in 6th grade, I am really trying to back off with my support because he may not have an aide in middle school.  He still needs a lot of reminders from me to stay on task or get back on task.  Is there anything I can do to help him become more aware of how off task he can be other than constant prompts from me or the teacher?

Weighted Pencil Cover
Situation: 

I have a student who chews her pencil during seatwork. She chews the metal top until it is ragged or comes off and will often chew the pencil right down to the lead. Not only does this behavior distract her during writing activities, but I am concerned for her safety! I have tried chewy pencil tops, other oral stimulation (candy, gum), and visual cues. Nothing seems to prevent her from chewing the pencil. How can I prevent this behavior?

Transition from Home to School Bus
Situation: 

How may I help my child get onto the school bus without tantrums?

Intervention for Masturbation in School
Situation: 

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?

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

I have a student who has a difficult time waiting. School assemblies and other events are difficult for him. How can I help reduce his anxiety during times when we have to wait for a variety of reasons as waiting for the ‘show’, or waiting for many other classes to arrive?