Building Sensory Friendly Classrooms to Prevent Problem Behaviors: Implementing Data-Driven Strategies!

Building Sensory Friendly Classrooms to Prevent Problem Behaviors: Implementing Data-Driven Strategies!

by Rebecca A Moyes

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Overview

Rebecca Moyes, a teacher, author, renowned lecturer, and mother of a child with Asperger's Syndrome, helps walk any regular education or special education teacher through the process of setting up a sensory-friendly classroom in this easy to use book.

This is currently the only book that discusses the importance of data-driven strategies, and then helps teachers implement them! Sensory Integration Disorder often presents as a behavioral problem; thus, although it’s an internal state, it has to be addressed based on what observable behaviors are seen in the child. Rebecca is able to take the data and work out how to make any student's, (and teacher's!), life easier.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935567233
Publisher: Sensory Focus
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 102
Sales rank: 468,185
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Mrs. Rebecca Moyes, a former teacher in both public and private schools for nine years, is the mother of two children. Her oldest is diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. Rebecca is currently an autism consultant/trainer for several school districts in Pennsylvania, USA, and serves as the director of a therapeutic center in New Kensington, PA for children with disabilities.

Rebecca has published three books. The first, “Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom—A Guide for Teachers and Parents of Children with High-Functioning Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome,” focuses on practical strategies to utilize in the regular education classroom to teach social skills. The second book, “Addressing Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom—A Guide for Teachers and Parents of Children with High-Functioning Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome,” helps teachers discover the reasons for problem behaviors and ways to create positive supports in the classroom to help prevent such behavior.  Rebecca’s third book, “I Need Help With School!—A Guide for Parents of Children with High-Functioning Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome,” is published by Future Horizons and provides information to help parents to understand the special education laws as they relate to their child’s disability.

Rebecca is a graduate of Grove City College and Penn State University. She holds a master's degree in teaching and curriculum design and development with an emphasis on special needs children.

Table of Contents

Chapter I:                 Background about our sensory systems/sensory integration

Chapter II:                How many students are affected/research projects

Chapter III:               Understanding data collection as a way to make sensory decisions (this will contain data collection tools). 

Chapter IV:               Improving student productivity through sensory diets

(the rationale of sensory diets.  Examples of what to do to implement them)

Chapter V:                Creating sensory-rich areas to minimize stress

(A discussion of how to set up a sensory rich room with recommended items to purchase)

Chapter VI:               Creating sensory-deprivation areas to minimize stress

(Also a section of how to make sure the child is not using this                 to escape and how to use this room to the student’s academic advantage)

Chapter VII:             IEP Plans for sensory techniques

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