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:
Hiding or running away when upset
Putting head down or shutting down
Difficulty with class work and homework
Losing materials and missing assignments
Not following directions
Saying rude or inappropriate things
Difficulty making decisions
Laughing excessively or being silly
Little or no eye contact
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!