Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom: See a behavior? Look it up!

Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom: See a behavior? Look it up!


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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:

Out-of-Seat Behaviors



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 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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935274087
Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date: 04/30/2010
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 454,721
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

Introduction xi

Section 1 Movement Issues 1

Arm- & Hand-flapping 2

Arm-swinging 5

Breaking Pencils and/or Crayons 7

Bumping Into Other Students/Touching Inappropriately 10

Chewing on Shirt or Other Inappropriate Items 13

Excessive Yawning 16

Fidgeting 19

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

Interrupting 110

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

Index 141

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Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom: See a behavior? Look it up! 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.