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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-ed 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 what the child may be 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 is possible to accommodate learning differences and sustain a positive learning environment for ALL students. This book is a must-have for every inclusive classroom!
|Publisher:||Future Horizons, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Beth Aune, OTR/L, currently has a private practice as a pediatric occupational therapist in the Coachella Valley area. She and her dedicated staff provide intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities, and other diagnoses in a variety of environments: early intervention in the home, for general and special education students in the school setting, and in the clinical setting. Beth has developed and presented numerous workshops and trainings for parents and educators that focus on the care and treatment of children with disabilities. She lives in Palm Desert with her three children.
Beth Burt currently resides in Southern California with her husband, their two sons, two cats and a dog. Because of her experience with her own children, one with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the other with a learning disability, she became an advocate. She has over 13 years of experience collaborating and advocating on the behalf of students with ASD and other disorders. She has been actively involved in numerous task forces and committees related to children, disabilities and education. She has presented numerous times in Southern California to colleges, conferences, parent groups and businesses. She is currently President of the Inland Empire Autism Society and is a board member of the Autism Society California and Visions R Us, a nonprofit organization that assists young adults with special needs in making the transition from high school to desired employment.
Peter Gennaro is currently the Director of Special Education for the Alvord Unified School District in Southern California. He has served as Special Education Coordinator and as Program/Inclusion Specialist prior this. As a teacher, he taught classes for students with emotional disturbance and has taught direct service special education classes consisting of students with varying disabilities. In his current position he continues to work closely with teachers, service providers, and families to develop and implement successful student programs.
Table of Contents
Section 1 Movement Issues 1
Arm- & Hand-flapping 2
Breaking Pencils and/or Crayons 7
Bumping Into Other Students/Touching Inappropriately 10
Chewing on Shirt or Other Inappropriate Items 13
Excessive Yawning 16
Out-of-Seat Behaviors 22
Excessive Hugging, Leaning against People, or Pushing People 26
Taking Off Shoes 29
Section 2 Avoidance and Retreat Behaviors 33
Avoiding Physical Contact or Messy Activities 36
Covering Ears 39
Hiding or Running Away When Upset 42
Putting Head Down or "Shutting Down" 45
Section 3 Difficulty with Routine and Academics 47
Difficulty with Carpet Time 50
Difficulty with Lining Up 53
Difficulty Starting Assignments 56
Difficulty with Small Group Activities 59
Difficulty with Homework 62
Losing Materials and Missing Assignments 65
Messy Desk or Disorganized Binder 68
Poor Handwriting 71
Not Attending/Off Task or Not Following Directions 74
Not Following Playground Rules 78
Problems at Lunchtime 82
Not Asking for Help 85
Transitioning and the Insistence on Sameness 87
Section 4 Social-Emotional Issues 91
Saying Rude or Inappropriate Things 94
Clothing Issues 97
Difficulty Accepting Criticism 99
Difficulty Making Decisions 102
Excessive Talking 104
Humming, Talking to Self, or Inappropriate Vocalizations/Odd Gestures 108
Laughing Excessively or Being Silly 112
Little or No Eye Contact 115
Smelling People or Objects 118
Talking Loudly 120
Temper Outbursts 122
Appendix A Movement Breaks/Goal-Directed Tasks 125
Appendix B Sensory Input Devices 127
Appendix C Calming Techniques 128
Additional Resources 131
About the Authors 137
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have read several books on behavior. This book is a must have. Short and to the point. See a Behavior--Look it up ideas/solutions.
This book does not provide anything that wouldn't have been taught in the special education overview course work that most teacher's received in college. The ideas are basic common sense and are those that teacher's generally attempt and/or are given as ideas from the sp.ed. department as first line tactics. It is a waste to spend money on something you can get by talking to another teacher for 10 minutes.