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Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom

by Beth Aune, Beth Burt & Peter Gennaro

Why won't he stay in his seat? Why does she flap her hands? And what should I do? As inclusion becomes the norm in general education, teachers are faced with behaviors they have never seen before. Special needs educators may recognize the telltale symptom of a sensory need or a textbook-case of an avoidance behavior, but this is all new territory for the general crowd! Written by Director of Special Education Peter Gennaro, occupational therapist Beth Aune, and special needs mom and advocate Beth Burt, this book illuminates possible causes of those mysterious behaviors, and more importantly, provides solutions! Teachers can quickly look up an in-the-moment solution and learn about what the child is communicating, and why.

The authors collaboratively address problem behaviors such as:

Out-of-seat behaviors 

Fidgeting 

Hand-flapping 

Covering ears 

Hiding or running away when upset 

Putting head down or shutting down 

Difficulty with class work and homework 

Losing materials and missing assignments 

Poor handwriting 

Not following directions 

Saying rude or inappropriate things 

Clothing issues 

Difficulty making decisions 

Excessive talking 

Laughing excessively or being silly 

Little or no eye contact 

Temper outbursts 

And many others! 

Teachers, it's possible to accommodate learning differences and sustain a positive learning environment for all students. This book is a must-have for every inclusive classroom!