Behavior

Including Data, Interventions, Organization, Schedules and Visuals

Community Trip Visuals

It's important to remember that community based instruction is still instruction. There is teaching going on. We can't disregard all of the valuable tools & strategies we use to teach our students on a daily basis. We need those tools more than ever when going out...

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How to Prepare for a Community Trip

Woohoo! You are taking a community trip! Awesome. You are going to have so much fun and your student will have a great learning experience. Now before you head out the door there are a few must-dos! Even though this isn't your traditional "field trip" like going to...

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Behavior Visuals for Specials Classes

We talked about this earlier this month - how problems behaviors don't only occur within the four walls of our little classroom homes. Behaviors will occur throughout environment and are sometimes more likely in unfamiliar settings. Gym class, music class, and art...

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Real Photo Token Board

For some learners, a traditional token board may be too abstract to understand. Some children need to start with something very concrete to illustrate that reinforcement is coming. It's important to fade reinforcement so students aren't used to getting a reinforcer...

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Mini Token Economy Board

Sometimes the simplest tool is your most valuable one. I started making these mini token economies way back when my first year teaching. These star charts are still one of my most used tools. If I am meeting with a new client or have a new student that I don't know...

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Behavior Social Stories

Social stories are a learning tool. They provide information in a concrete way using the support of visuals. They tell individuals what they should do (as opposed to only saying what they shouldn't do). Children with autism benefit from direct instruction and...

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Visual Necklace

Let's be real - behaviors don't only happen within the 4 walls of our classrooms. Sometimes I wish that they would because in those 4 walls, I am way more in control. In our classrooms, we have visuals, schedules, data sheets, paras, and ideas ready to roll. We can...

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Behavior Plan Flowcharts & Tools

Writing a behavior plan is all about individualization. There is no one-size-fits-all formula that will work for every student. This process can be daunting and overwhelming. I get it. I've been there. Sitting in front of that document wondering where the heck you...

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Visuals for Behavior

When I am mad, like raging someone just stole my last roll of velcro coins mad, I don't want to talk to anyone. The English language becomes difficult to understand and don't you even try to reason with me. I am seeing red. Our kids are the same way. And for some...

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Using Reinforcers as a Negative Consequence

hmm… caught your attention there hugh? You may be wondering why in the world you would use reinforcers as a negative consequence? Well since many of mostly highly potent reinforcers can function to increase a wide range of appropriate behaviors, why not also use them...

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One on One Paraprofessionals

Deciding whether or not your student is a good fit for a dedicated paraprofessional is tricky. There are a lot of a things to consider when deciding if a dedicated paraprofessional is the right decision and then (depending on your district) you may need to go out and...

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Kids vs. Teachers {Group Behavior Management}

I am not going to lie to you but this intervention is kind of like waving a magic wand. I pull this game out of my ABA bag-o-tricks for group behavior management. When I first heard of this game from a professor in grad school, I was not initially won over at the...

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Keeping Teacher Notes Objective

Sometimes there are those awesome moments as teachers where we asked our opinion. Something so seemingly simple can make you feel like the kick-butt expert that you are. Yes. Someone should ask for my opinion. I am a source of important information. I do spend all day...

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Handling Student Aggression

Aggression is hands down the most critical, important, and time sensitive issue to deal with in your classroom. Because let’s be honest – it doesn’t matter how organized you are, what math curriculum you are using, how you are charting your data – if you are getting...

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